Great day lined up at Hinderwell Show

Brothers William and James from Yarm are amazed at the size of the entries of Cabbage at Hinderwell Show. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.
Brothers William and James from Yarm are amazed at the size of the entries of Cabbage at Hinderwell Show. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.

The Hinderwell Horse and Agricultural Society will celebrate its 147th show on Friday August 12.

The show is said to have started to solve an argument between two local men who couldn’t agree who had the best Cleveland Bay foal.

After this inauspicious start, the show has grown from strength to strength, providing family entertainment and fun.

The show is still renowned for its Cleveland Bay classes – a breed of horse favoured the by Queen for pulling her carriages – but also gives people the opportunity to show their skills and animals in a range of ‘friendly’ competitions.

It also include classes in heavy horses, pony breeding, ridden ponies, show jumping and gymkhana.Smaller animals also have the chance to shine with classes for sheep, ferrets and in the dog show.

There are also classes in vintage machinery, farm produce, garden produce, flowers, handicrafts confectionery, preserves and photography.

Children get a chance to show off their atalents with prizes for the best picture, collage, handwriting and various other arts and crafts.

The Downe and Outs jazz band will provide entertainment as well as The Goathland and Glaisdale Hunt. Alpacas and owls will be on show along with more than 30 craft and trade stands that range from antique books and jewellery to plants and children’s amusements.

The show starts at 9am and runs until 6pm. Car parking is free and admission fees are £4 for adults and £3 for children and senior citizens.

You can also buy a family ticket (two adults and two children) for £12.

Visit www.hinderwellshow.org.uk or call 01947 841126.