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Aug 11, 2023  •  General

Eden Valley Young Farmers have had an extremely busy week, assisting in the setting up of Appleby Agricultural Show.

The Show committee are most grateful to everyone who’s turned out this week, to help get the show field ready for yesterday’s show.  At the end of last week, it was looking like the show may be cancelled, as the landowner had not been able to silage the field, fortunately, with a break in the weather, this was achieved on Monday, then it was all systems go, to get the field ready.

Show day arrived and what a beautiful day it was for members to showcase the club, which included a digger handling challenge, guess the square game, guess the weight of the fat lambs and face painting was also available.  As well as running the stand, members assisted help with stewarding in the industrial tent or in the sheep pens.  Many members had also entered various industrial entries, sheep and cattle classes and the dog show.  

As like every other year the club carryout a main ring event, this year members held a Hobby Horse Relay Race.  Compare for the event was one of the club’s junior member Michael, who gave the large crowd a brief talk about the club, what they did and where they met.  He then gave a running commentary on members taking to the course at time, giving his little twist on everything like he does!  There was no clear winning team, as both had equally sabotaged each other throughout the race and attacked with water pistols from the side lines.

The club was delighted to have Chief Officer Joanne Mills and her family visit the stand. Jade, Jack and Tom were more than happy to help them with the digger challenge.  

At the end of the day, competition winners were announced. Former Club Leader Michael Morley won the digger handling challenge, guess the square game was won by Lil Barker and Carole Holliday was the successful winner of guess the weight of the fat lambs.

Once all visitors had vacated Hanging Shaw Fields, it was time to start dismantling everything on the field, so the club could start getting ready for their show dance on Friday night.

The club would like to take this opportunity to thank, the Harrison Family from Wickerfield, for kindly supplying the fat lambs, George Wharton for supplying the digger and to senior member Tom Barker for kindly collecting the digger and bringing the straw for the main ring event, which was supplied by the Chappelhow family and for arranging various other machinery and collecting this for the upcoming days.

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