Ashover Show 2014 - photo gallery

PUBLISHED: 10:08 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:12 22 October 2014

Champion Dexters are presented to the President in the Grand Parade

Champion Dexters are presented to the President in the Grand Parade

as submitted

On 13th August the 83rd Ashover Show welcomed over 13,000 visitors

One of the finest traditional agricultural shows in the country, the organisers had built even further on last year’s major improvements to the showground. Appearing for the first time in the Centre Ring, the Black Rock Llama Agility Display Team were a definite hit, especially when children were invited to have a go at the course with the llamas. A joint display by the 4 Shires Bloodhounds and The Barlow Hunt also proved very exciting. The finest cattle, sheep and shire horses in the area paraded in the livestock rings, with a record number of over 200 exhibitors in the sheep classes. The addition of a Junior Handler Class in the Cattle schedule means all sections have classes for young people. The ever-popular Fancy Dress Class in the Light Horse Section – judged by President Mr Michael Shardlow – attracted its share of attention, added to by the appearance of Zorro! In the Shire Ring there were traditional horse displays, as well as the very popular – and highly competitive – Tug of War between local teams. The Poultry Section and Dog Show had many top quality entrants, and featured a spell-binding show by the Animal Magic Dog Display Team.

A record 106 exhibitors entered the Vintage Tractor ring, putting on a fantastic display alongside 21 vintage cars. Ashover Brass Band, a traditional Punch and Judy Show and the Rides and Slides area all added to the fun of the event, not to mention stunning displays in the Horticulture Marquee, Appetising Ashover Marquee (over 30 top local food producers), and the Craft Marquee. Over 150 trade stands sold everything from farm machinery to bird tables, and at 3pm the Grand Parade of Livestock drew all eyes to the Centre Ring. We look forward to seeing everyone next year.

Jackie Twilley, Show Secretary

For details visit www.ashovershow.co.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Derbyshire Life and Countryside visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Derbyshire Life and Countryside staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Derbyshire Life and Countryside account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust works across six Living Landscapes with 46 nature reserves to ensure there is wildlife and wild places for everyone. Reserve officer Sam Willis tells us about one of his favourite places – Ladybower Wood Nature Reserve

Read more

A multi-million pound makeover attracts more leading brands to one of the UK’s biggest shopping destinations

Read more

The first ever National GetOutside Day takes place on Sunday 30 September with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK.

Read more

Derby’s QUAD arts centre has become an important part of the city’s identity over the last decade and it celebrates its impact on the cultural landscape at its 10th anniversary this September

Read more
Derby

Interesting architecture, characterful places to shop, drink and dine and a hub of arts, heritage and history are some of the reasons to plan a visit to the town.

Read more

Peter Seddon celebrates the county’s red telephone kiosks

Read more

Ad Feature: Students at Trent College celebrate another year of success

Friday, September 14, 2018

The overall pass rate for A-Levels this year was 99%

Read more

As the starting point of numerous routes, scenic Edale is one of the country’s iconic base camps for hill walkers

Read more

6 great walks near Glossop

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The market town of Glossop is both the perfect gateway to explore the Peak District or the underrated walking routes that lie east of Manchester.

Read more
Glossop

His love of one of Derbyshire’s most distinctive landscape features has led Roland Keates on an investigative journey…

Read more

Inspired by a visit to Hardwick Hall, Mike Smith lingers in the area to find other treasures to explore

Read more
Hardwick

Hard work paid off for Georgie Rockingham and her horse ‘September Song’ at this year’s Chatsworth Horse Trials, as Ellie Fells discovers.

Read more

Young mammals in search of new territory, burying beetles and subtly-marked moths are just a few of the creatures to look out for this month

Read more

An update on the work being undertaken at Derby Station

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Subscribe or buy a mag today

Topics of Interest


Local Business Directory


Property Search