It has been announced that the 160th Great Yorkshire Show will take place in Harrogate in 2018. The annual event will take place to celebrate the very best of farming, food and countryside. The next Great Yorkshire Show has been planned to take place between Tuesday the 10th July and Thursday the 12th July.
This country show is expected to attract more than 130,000 visitors as well as 8,500 animals. These numbers attend the event every year to enjoy the three-day show, and makes it one of the biggest country shows in the UK.
Already planned to be in attendance this year is the equestrian dynamo Lorenzo, who will be returning to the Main Ring for next year’s show. Lorenzo’s dare devil routine of bareback horse-riding is expected to be one of the 2018’s show’s highlights. Another confirmed visit is Rosemary Shrager, who will be working to whip up a storm at the Cookery Theatre, and the President’s Lawn is planning to showcase a range of new additions to the show.
Thousands of animals will be in competition in the judging rings, from cattle and sheep to pigs and pigeons in order to win rosettes while one of the most prestigious show jumping competitions, the Cock O’ The North takes place at the three-day event. This is the 160th year of the Great Yorkshire Show and in order to celebrate reaching such a prestigious figure, there are -plans to celebrate the 160 shows that have taken place over the years.
The first Great Yorkshire Show was held in 1838 and there have been a range of special surprises organised to celebrate more than a century of history. As a part of the celebrations, there will be a new clothing range released in the New Year a spectacular ticket launch planned for the Spring.