PICTURES: Thrills and spills at celebration of rural life at Chagford Show
Thousands of people turned out for a celebration of rural life and country pursuits in Devon yesterday.
The town of Chagford's annual one-day show is a popular day out on the calendar of traditional agricultural events.
Yesterday's proved no different with roads to the showground packed from an early hour.
There were hundreds of sheep and sheep and cattle competing to be best in show.
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However, Chagford has a strong field of horse classes with the field ranging from Dartmoor Ponies to heavy horses, and pretty much everything in between, vying for a rosette. Outside of the showing ring, horses were also in evidence during a parade of the Mid Devon Foxhounds.
They weren't the only display of man's best friend as terrier racing delighted the crowds, as well as the Paws for Thought Canine Display, featuring up to a dozen extremely well trained dogs.
The Jez Avery motorbike stunt display thrilled the audience with their dynamic display of wheelies, jumps and power slides.
A more sedate form of transport was in evidence with the cavalcade of vintage tractors and cars.
Away from the excitement of the main ring, the horticultural tent provided the venue for fierce competition in the vegetable and flower growing classes, as well as the cookery section.
And for a drop of relaxation, the beer tent was the venue for non stop entertainment ranging from the Tinners Morris Men to the Blackdown Hills Steel Band.