Taste of rural life at Ashover Show

Ashover show, Lucy Hollingworth gives a Dairy Shorthorn a last minute clip before the cattle show

Ashover show, Lucy Hollingworth gives a Dairy Shorthorn a last minute clip before the cattle show

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Thousands of country fair revellers savoured the sights, sounds and smells of traditional rural life at the 85th Ashover Show on Wednesday.

The event featured dozens of horticultural, livestock and agricultural competitions as well as dog shows, vintage cars and craft displays.

Ashover show, Stuart and Charles Mycock give Gina a wash before the beef cattle classes

Ashover show, Stuart and Charles Mycock give Gina a wash before the beef cattle classes

A spokesman for the event said: “Ashover Show remains one of the most popular agricultural events in the country and enjoys tremendous loyalty and support from its members, supporters and visitors.”

Ashover show, Kay Croot platting the mane of one of her father's shire horses

Ashover show, Kay Croot platting the mane of one of her father's shire horses

Ashover show, Barry Leedham was displaying his Ford 4000 in the vintage tractor show

Ashover show, Barry Leedham was displaying his Ford 4000 in the vintage tractor show

Ashover show, Kimberley Bradbury with some Hampshire Downs at the sheep show

Ashover show, Kimberley Bradbury with some Hampshire Downs at the sheep show

Ashover show, Samuel Curry in one of the show jumping classes for local riders

Ashover show, Samuel Curry in one of the show jumping classes for local riders

Ashover show, Samuel Curry in one of the show jumping classes for local riders

Ashover show, Samuel Curry in one of the show jumping classes for local riders