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Crowds make Camelford Show a success

By WMNAGreenwood  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

  • Daisy, the Supreme Champion of the Show - a Holstein owned by Alec Bowden from Constantine, Falmouth. Pictures by Peter Glaser

  • Counting sheep....under a threatening sky, John Williams judging the commercial sheep in their pens

  • Receiving a finishing brush from Becky Hawkey, and held by Harriet Masters, Holstein cow Betsy from Withiel

  • Waiting for their turn in the ring, riders and their mounts gather in the early hours of the show

  • Under the judge's eye during the Shetland Pony Class

  • Judging the eggs in the poultry tent, judge Paul Meatyard with assistant Taya Perfili

  • Hold onto your hat, driving a Modern Spider Phaeton carriage with a pair of Friesans

  • Jessica Hugo, 11 years, from Lanivet winning Champion Dairy Handler with her Rockset Herd Holstein Rachel

  • The vintage tractor line-up

  • A big lick from the winner of the Best Pedigree Puppy in Show, Bramley an 11 month old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, with owner Zoe Carter

  • Jez Avery and his bike stunts

  • The North Cornwall Hunt master takes the stirrup cup from the Show president during the foxhound display

  • 4 year old Harry Edwards-Brady from Hatherleigh, Devon, winning Reserve Champion of Show

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Crowds braved the unsettled weather to make Camelford Show, a traditional one-day celebration of all things agricultural, a major success.

Now in its 108th year, organisers laid on a wealth of events at Halwill Barton from popular cattle and sheep classes to circus skills and stunt demonstrations.

The show – which is hosted by the Sanders family, is close to the coast, and boasts impressive views – attracts holidaymakers every year.

And despite the unpredictable conditions, this year proved no different as thousands of visitors mingled among the animals, stalls and attraction.

Stock entries were up on previous years with the supreme show champion title being taken by Daisy – a Holstein owned by Alec Bowden from Constantine, near Falmouth.

Four-year-old Harry Edwards-Brady from Hatherleigh, in West Devon, was named as reserve show champion.

Meanwhile, 11-year-old Jessica Hugo, from Lanivet near Bodmin, took the title of champion dairy handler with her Rockset Herd Holstein Rachel.

The main ring entertainment this year was provided by the Jez Avery stunt team, a display by the Cornwall Field Gundogs and a local horse dressage demonstration.

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