Displays, livestock and much more at Glendale Show
The Glendale Show has taken place for more than 100 years, and has been enjoyed by generations of people, and this year’s celebration of farming and the countryside on Monday is set to be the best yet.
Key highlights include the livestock classes, the Horticultural and Industrial Section, the Broke FMX Cycle Display Team, Donkey Classes, over 300 stands, the Sheep Show and the announcement of the Glendale Lifetime Achievement Award.
Livestock will continue to be at the heart of Glendale Show and quality of stock is expected to be exceptionally high, with entries from some of the foremost breeders in the area.
For the competitors, it is an important showcase; for the spectators, they get to see some of the finest stock in the region.
This year there are over 80 sheep classes featuring continental, pedigree and a range of minority breeds. There are several cattle classes, along with the ever-popular goats and donkey entries, the alpacas and the shire horses.
Highlighting again the importance of livestock within the Glendale area, during the show the winner of the Best Field of Livestock will be announced.
Horses also play their part and this year is no exception with entries from across Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham and the Borders expected. Hundreds of horses will compete across the 44 equine classes.
Returning to the main ring will be the Novice and Open working hunters.
With qualifiers having been held across Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, the show will be the decider for the winners of the Best Riding Club/Pony Club Horse and Pony Championship.
The Industrial and Horticultural Section also promises to be a glorious exhibition of skill, creativity and hard work, and is one of the largest dedicated showcases of the home-grown and home-made in the North East.
For both the entrants and the spectators, it is one of the highlights of the show.
The younger generation will have a chance to display their fantastic skills and prove themselves as the next generation of creators and makers.
The Craft Marquee promotes the small cottage and workshop industries that cater for the essential gifts and accessories that every household has occasions for, and the Speciality Food Marquee proves that farms are well capable of taking their own produce.
Demonstrations and advice are often on hand to show how tasty ingredients can be turned into ever more winning and delicious dishes.
Reflecting on the scale of the undertaking and the things that bring the show together, show secretary Rachael Tait said: “It’s a privilege to organise this event and to have the support of so many people.
“The team are always thinking of new ideas and sometimes that means going back to our roots – the traditional events, the donkeys, and the hugely popular equine classes.
“However, we must remember that our show is only possible thanks to the generosity and the support of our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, exhibitors, and, of course, all of those who attend.
“Sponsorship funds so many things from banners to exhibits, classes to prizes, and without their kind generosity, the Glendale Show would certainly not be the scale it is today.”
The gates for Glendale Show, held on the outskirts of Wooler in Glendale, open at 9am and advance tickets may be purchased online at a reduced rate at www.glendaleshow.com.
Tickets are priced at £14 and children go free.