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.

A Longhorn heifer in the parade ring.
A Longhorn heifer in the parade ring.
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Declan Cavener trims his ewe before judgeing.
Declan Cavener trims his ewe before judgeing.
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Handler Scott Davis hold onto this longhorn cow.
Handler Scott Davis hold onto this longhorn cow.
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Matt Tomlinson, John Elkin and Rebbeca Dyker was this Mule sheep before the show judgeing.
Matt Tomlinson, John Elkin and Rebbeca Dyker was this Mule sheep before the show judgeing.
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