This year’s show will be held on Saturday 26th August 2017
The main arena entertainment will feature:
“The British Tentpegging Association” & “The Drakes of Hazard”
Tentpegging is the collective name for mounted skill at arms, based on the cavalry sport of removing wooden ‘tent pegs’ from the ground on horseback, using a sword or lance at the gallop. The sport is around 2,500 years old, developed by Asian armies who relied on their skill with the lance to defeat their enemies. Today’s peggers are competitive, though a little less bloodthirsty!
Mark Wylie will bring his sheepdog and duck display team to provide a fantastic crowd-pleasing demonstration to the show. You’ll be amazed at the skill as man and dog work together in harmony to control, direct and navigate a troop of fearless Indian Runner Ducks around an obstacle course.
The Wensleydale Agricultural Show Includes
- Terrier Racing
- Heavy Horses
- Carriage Driving
- Vintage Tractors
- Vintage Cars
- Vintage Steam Machines
- Flower & Vegetable show
- Walking Stick competitions
- Sheep Dog Trials
- Dry Stone Walling
- Leyburn Band
- Fun Dog Show
- Childrens Fun Fair
- Bouncy Castle
- Face Painting
- over 150 Trade stands
About The Wensleydale Agricultural Show
Wensleydale Agricultural Show is a traditional dales show, located close to Leyburn, North Yorkshire in the heart of Wensleydale.
Wensleydale Show features an extensive range of competitive events for livestock such as sheep, cattle, horses and poultry. There will be over 60 classes in poultry alone, ranging from large fowls to true bantams and an egg section.
There are also horticultural and handicraft classes.
Dry Stone Walling Demonstration and Wensleydale Sheep competitions reflect local aspects.
Lots to See & Do
Ring displays continue throughout the day, many trade stands offer a wide range of products & produce and Leyburn band plays.