2019 Great Yorkshire Show - photo special
PUBLISHED: 00:00 26 August 2019 | UPDATED: 22:04 04 September 2019
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth
Record numbers of people turned out for this year's Great Yorkshire Show
2019 Great Yorkshire Show
HRH Prince Charles with Geoff Brown of Ripon Farm Services in th machinery lines at the Great Yorks Show. Pic: Kate Mallender
HRH Prince Andrew enjoying watching the heavy horses in the main ring at the Great Yorks Show with Show Director Charles Mills Pic: Kate Mallender
Great Yorkshire Show 2019
2019_Cudy Supreme champion- Dartmoor Broodmare Springwater Anna. Owned by Mr and Mrs P.D Tyler of Thirst, North Yorkshire and shown by Katie Mickle. Also pictured Judge Joanna MacInnes at the presentation. Photography by Richard Walker
2019_Doncaster cup winner Peter Walker of Wack's Wicked Plants of Scampston. Photography by Richard Walker
2019 Great Yorkshire Show Celebrity Fashion Show l-r, Ryan Sidebottom, Lizzie Jones, Hannah Cockroft, Hannah Jackson and Peter Wright. Photography by Richard Walker
2019_Reserve floral trophy winners Brian Boyes (front) and Roger Burnett of Scarborough based Yorkshire Pelargonium and Geranium Society. Photography by Richard Walker
2019 Karen Peacock comes face to face with a prize-winning Indian Fantail Pigeon (a 5 month old male).
2019_Presidents handover - Tom Ramsden outgoing president hands over to the new President Charlotte Bromet. Photography by Richard Walker
2019_Great Yorkshire Show National Shorthorn champion. Photography by Richard Walker
Supreme Cheese Champion Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers Ltd, Ewe Beauty - Sheep Pecorino Style. Clare & Richard Holmes, owners of Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers Ltd.
2019_Great Yorkshire Show Supreme Beef winner a British Simmental from High Heath Farm, Hertfordshire. L-r, Owner Lesley Sapsed, Gavin Thompson from sponsor Asda, handler Paul Walker, owner David Sapsed and handler Brenda Hind. Photography by Richard Walker
A member of the Young Handlers class
Scenes from the Young Handlers class
2019 Cock o'the North WINNER Richard Howley, from Wetherby, riding "Chinook"
2019 The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team doing formations in the sky above the Great Yorkshire Showground.
2019 Members of the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team land in the Main Ring at the Great Yorkshire Showground.
The heavy horse display
GYS19....Whitby Sculptor Emma Stothard puts the finishing touches to one of her giant animal installations on the Presidents Lawn at the Great Yorkshire Show watched by Heather Parry, MD of Fodder. Photography by Richard Walker
GYS19....TV presenter Anita Rani handles a British Charolais with co presenter Jules Hudson at the Great Yorkshire Show. Anita and Jules are presenting The Great Yorkshire Show Show for Channel 5 TV. Photography by Richard Walker
It's a show with a 161-year history but 2019 was the biggest yet for the popular Great Yorkshire Show. More than 135,000 people poured through the gates including guest of honour HRH the Duke of York who attended on the final day.
Prince Andrew watched the popular fashion show with clothes from Yorkshire designers showcased in the new-look GYS Fashion Pavilion. This included Sarina Dean, whose fashion firm Galijah is run from her family's 190-acre farm at Oldstead near York, producing tweed capes which are now selling as far afield as Japan and America. He met two of the region's leading agricultural machinery suppliers, watched showjumping in the main ring, visited the Game Cookery Theatre and met members of the Yorkshire Regiment in the Military Village. He also met with sculptor Emma Stothard who created the Fodder 10 Hen to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society's farm shop and café.
There were record-breaking entries across some of the sections, including cattle classes with 1,247 entries across beef and dairy, sheep with 2,597 entries, sheep shearing with 241 and Hives and Honey with 801 entries.
Charles Mills, show director, said: 'We were proud to host HRH The Duke of York. It was a spectacular three days, with some of the finest animals in the country competing in the judging rings, finishing with an exhilarating Cock O'The North showjumping competition.
'I was so proud to see each section looking great, the competitions were exhilarating, the entertainment, the visitors which spanned every generation - I think the show just keeps getting better and better, and the attendance numbers really reflect this.'
Sporting Soprano Lizzie Jones rounded off the show, singing in the Main Ring before the traditional President's Handover which saw Tom Ramsden hand to Charlotte Bromet the new president of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society for the coming year.