Winners of the shire horse and foal parade around the show ring.

Farmers, prize livestock and crowd of thousands soak up Hope Show sun

The Hope Show sizzled on the hottest August bank holiday ever with thousands of visitors, farmers and livestock basking in the atmosphere.

The show set records of its own with the 780 sheep entered for the prize categories the most ever seen, alongside more than 100 cattle, horses, agricultural displays, trade stands and family entertainment.

Budding farmers try out this New Holland tractor.
Budding farmers try out this New Holland tractor.
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All kinds of headgear were worn to keep off the sun.
All kinds of headgear were worn to keep off the sun.
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A Longhorn heifer in the parade ring.
A Longhorn heifer in the parade ring.
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Harley Long takes on the climbing wall.
Harley Long takes on the climbing wall.
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