Great Yorkshire Show prepares for 160th event

The 160th Great Yorkshire Show will take place in Harrogate in 2018, celebrating the best of farming, food and the countryside.

More 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals flock to the Great Yorkshire Showground every year for the three-day show, making it one of the biggest in the UK.

Highlights at the 2018 show include equestrian dynamo Lorenzo’s daredevil bare-back display in the Main Ring (pictured), and Rosemary Shrager, who will whip up a storm in the cookery theatre.

In the judging rings, thousands of animals ranging from cattle to sheep, pigs to pigeons will compete in different events. The show finishes with one of the most prestigious showjumping classes in the country, the Cock O’The North competition.

While the show has agriculture at its heart, there’s also entertainment, shopping, live music, cookery demos and a professional catwalk fashion show – including a one-off celebrity special.

Plans are now underway to celebrate 160 shows spanning the decades since 1838, with a host of special surprises lined up to mark the milestone.

As part of this, show organisers are set to launch a limited-edition clothing range in the New Year. The ticket launch will take place in Spring 2018.