Penistone Show 2013 has been and gone. A grey start gave way to a sunny and dry day, and the crowds turned out.
Our livestock lines were full of quality this year. Star bull Lockersley Kougar, a giant black Aberdeen Angus, only gave way to a great Blond in the championship. Rare breed sheep and pigs were justly popular with visitors and our new fleece class aroused much interest.
The Main Ring entertainment, Jive Pony, proved just how dangerous stunt riding is when there was an uncharacteristic fall. Their second display was faultless, combining comedy with athleticism, courage, humour and even some family friendly striptease!
Rotherham Rockets followed on, and were as fast and furious as you could wish.
The Music Tent received many favourable comments and Velvet Hammer, playing in the Members' Marquee in the evening, provided a wonderfully mellow sound. Folk and traditional music in the Entertainment Ring was also very well received.
|The Shire Horses were, as expected, a superb display, with handlers taking care to show their animals at their very best. Many of the audience were very knowledgeable and we were delighted with their comments.|
Traffic this year flowed very well, thanks to our new management system. To those in Penistone who inevitably suffer on Show Day, we must express our heartfelt thanks. The Show could not continue in the centre of our community without the suppport of residents and it is much appreciated.
So now we have to think of next year - put the date in your diary - Saturday, 13th September 2014.
PENISTONE SHOW - Yorkshire at its best.
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Remember Penistone Show is always held on the second Saturday in September
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