Thursday, 27 July 2017

2017 Ryedale Show - Wasn't it Good!

Tuesday 25th July 2017 saw the 151st Ryedale Show, and a tremendous success it was, attended by over 15,000 people on its single day.

The weather behaved and not even an unfortunate disagreement between a car & a motorbike outside the main entrance early on could get in the way!

After-show publicity has been good, with a fantastic article in the Yorkshire Post by Ben Barnett, which you can read here: Yorkshire Post

All the event categories were fully subscribed, as demand was so high, as described in the YP piece;
"Christine Thompson, the show’s secretary, said: “It’s got to the point with livestock entries that we have got as many as we can take. We are happy being at full capacity and we are very fortunate to be with cattle, trade stands and sheep - to make the show any bigger would dilute it. Taking any further steps would be a big job. All the volunteers (we have about 100 of them) give as much as they can out of the goodness of their hearts and we can’t ask any more of them and the show all relies on the generosity of the Shaw family who lend us the land."

The local Gazette & Herald has also been a great supporter of the event, following up on a couple of pre-event articles with an excellent post-event piece (to which we have submitted some pictures) here: Gazette & Herald

Planning will start around October for next year's event, which shows the sheer amount of hard work & effort that organiser Christine & her team put in, to produce such a well organised event.

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