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Details for Great Yorkshire Show 2014 announced

Around 135 000 people visited the show this year

Tickets for next year's Great Yorkshire Show will go on sale to the public on March 3, organisers have confirmed.

England's biggest agricultural show will be staged for the 156th time at the Harrogate show ground on July 8-10 next year.

Nearly 135 000 people paid a visit to the show this Summer. The Yorkshire Agricultural Society expect a similar number in 2014, providing there is good weather.

For the first time, the show will feature a ladies sheep shearing competition, and more than 5,000 of the country’s best farm animals will compete for awards.

Organizers also promise a performance by daredevil Lorenzo and his equestrian display featuring 10 horses in the Main Ring.

Last year, more than £500,000 was spent ‘weather-proofing’ the site, after the show was cancelled in 2012 because of flooding.

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White Helmet stunt rider falls at Great Yorkshire Show

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Today one of the White Helmets fell in the Main Ring, was taken to Hgte Hospital & his Captain is pleased that he will back with us tomorrow

A member of the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team - known as the White Helmets - fell in the main ring at the Great Yorkshire Show today.

He will return to the ring tomorrow after being checked over in hospital.

The White Helmets is a group of serving soldiers from the Royal Corps of Signals in the British Army.

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Great Yorkshire Show tickets to go on sale

Tickets for the 2013 Great Yorkshire Show will go on sale on Friday, 1 March with organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society already planning to make the event as “weatherproof” as possible.

Some £500,000 has been set aside for measures aimed at ensuring that England’s premier agricultural show does not fall victim to bad weather.

Last year the show lost two days after unprecedented wet weather made much of the car parking un-useable.

Dates for this year are Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 July, and the venue is the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

Top riders head for Harrogate

Some of the UK's top show riders and horses are in Harrogate for classes which have been rescheduled following the cancellation of last month's Great Yorkshire Show. Some 680 entries have been received for the Horse of the Year qualifier classes at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

We have carried forward the initial entries plus we have attracted additional competitors so I am sure it will be a super day. We decided to go ahead as we felt it was important that riders were not disadvantaged in their ambitions to compete at Birmingham in October and this is a crucial stepping stone to that event. Our event will be free to the public so whilst it can never be the Great Yorkshire Show, hopefully there will be a good atmosphere around the rings."

– Bill Cowling, Show Director
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