Hinderwell Show – 2016

The Hinderwell show in north-east Yorkshire has been held since 1868 providing family entertainment and fun with opportunities for people to show their skills and animals. This year was the 147th show…here’s a few pictures from the day: See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth All rights reserved. No usageContinue reading “Hinderwell Show – 2016”

English National Sheepdog Trials

Some 150 of the best sheepdogs and handlers in the country competed in the 3-day English National Sheepdog Trials on the Castle Howard estate near York this weekend to try and win one of 15 places available in the national team. The winners will go on to represent England at the International trials. See moreContinue reading “English National Sheepdog Trials”

The 150th Ryedale Agricultural Show

The Ryedale Show was established in 1855 and is a traditional agricultural show renowned for its very high standard of entries in all sections. The show is run with both the farming community and townspeople’s interests in mind with eight show rings running throughout the day exhibiting prime cattle, horses, pigs and sheep along withContinue reading “The 150th Ryedale Agricultural Show”

2016 Great Yorkshire Show

The annual Great Yorkshire Show now in its 158th year is the UK’s premier agricultural event and brings together agricultural displays, livestock events, farming demonstrations, food, dairy and produce stands as well as equestrian events to the thousands of visitors who attend the popular show over three days to celebrate the farming and agricultural communityContinue reading “2016 Great Yorkshire Show”

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Clive and Amanda Owen live and work at Ravenseat farm near Keld deep in the Yorkshire dales. Hard-working and incredibly passionate about their work the 2,000 acres of exposed moorland farm is home to some 1,000 of their beloved Swaledale sheep as well as cattle, horses, pigs and chickens. Living with them in this remoteContinue reading “The Yorkshire Shepherdess”

The 30th Masham Sheep Fair

So the 30th Masham Sheep Fair took place over the weekend and once again it brought a wide range of sheep…obviously and Morris dancers and ice cream and sheepdogs herding ducks – as you do – and skipping and teddy boys and hats and wool-weaving and large potatoes and geese and sheep-racing jumping over hurdlesContinue reading “The 30th Masham Sheep Fair”

The 126th Egton show

The 126th Egton Show took place in North Yorkshire today. Egton remains one of the largest village shows in the country and is run by a band of voluntary helpers. This year the event featured wrought iron and farrier displays, basket-weaving, a farmers market along with horse, cattle, sheep, goat, ferret, fur and feather classes.Continue reading “The 126th Egton show”

Feeding the Swaddles

Hill farmer Mark Rukin from Gatehouse Farm near Keld heads out on his quad bike to feed his stock of pure bred Swaledale sheep following a night of snow and freezing cold temperatures on the North Yorkshire Moors…     See more of my work on my website and blogs…. HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth NoContinue reading “Feeding the Swaddles”

Cattle wash here

The Stokesley Agricultural Show remains one of the biggest one-day shows to be held in the north of England. Attracting entrants from all over the country who come to enter their animals into the different categories of livestock, horses and other events for judging. Dating back to 1859 the show has ran every year apartContinue reading “Cattle wash here”

Great Yorkshire Show 2014

Yesterday was the first day of the 2014 Great Yorkshire Show. The show is England’s premier agricultural event and is based on the 250-acre Great Yorkshire Showground near Harrogate. The Main Ring is the hub of the Show providing a setting for international show jumping and a world class cattle parade. The showground is filledContinue reading “Great Yorkshire Show 2014”