Ready for Ripley Show

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ANIMALS, vehicles and people of all ages will be flocking to Ripley this weekend.

The annual Ripley Show takes place in the village this Sunday and promises as many entertainments as ever, including a display of vintage tractors and machinery.

There will be a range of classes for horses and riders, as well as competitions for dogs, sheep and cattle. The traditional elements of a village show will all be present including horticulture and handicraft contests and entertainment from Summerbridge and Dacre Silver Band.

Among the attractions drawing the crowds to the main ring will be a terrier racing display - open to all visiting terriers - and a sheep show by New Zealander Richard Savoury.

A restaurant and bar will be available for visitors throughout the day, along with entertainment for all ages around the park.

The famous Ripley Board Chase will take place, covering 7km around the Ripley Estate and setting off at 11am. Entry to the race is £8 per person.

Parking in Ripley is free and entry to the show is £6 for adults, £3 for children aged up to 16 and free for under fives.

Ripley Show is being held on a Sunday for the second year in a row. Last year, it was moved from its traditional Saturday slot because of another event in the village, but organisers found the move attracted even bigger crowds than usual.

Our photographers will be on hand to capture all the fun at the show on Sunday. A round-up of the results, as well as images from the day, will feature in next week’s Advertiser.