Despite the rather wintery conditions, this year’s Launceston Show proved to be a great success.
A huge number of locals and visitors travelled to Kennards House on Thursday, July 27, to visit the annual agricultural event. There was a huge amount to see and do including gun dog and falconry displays, ferret racing, face painting, Magic Martin, speed shearing, the Iberian horse show, heavy horses, vintage vehicles, pony games and so much more.
Sharon Horsington, show secretary, said: “What another wonderful year at Launceston Show.
“Poor weather ahead of the show made conditions sticky. Not only did we have to tow vehicles out, we had to tow them in also. But that didn’t dishearten the keen show enthusiast.
“We were blessed with a great increase in sheep, cattle and horse numbers.
“Largely due to our president, Mr Graham Tucker having much support within the Devon and Cornwall Longwool sheep and Zoe Gwennap chief horse steward who reshaped our horse schedule of events.
“How delighted we were with the number of young handlers, young people who embrace the showing scene, smartly wearing their white coats, professionally displaying their young sheep and cattle. There lies the future of farming.
“Beyond the livestock, trade numbers were increased.
“So many people displaying their businesses, it’s a great opportunity to promote and thank customers - people all working together.
“It was my first year as secretary, and I cannot tell you how proud I am of the committee, and those we rely on so heavily for their time and commitment, to put on our Show.
“I hope everyone that attended enjoyed themselves, and that we may look forward to seeing everyone again next year on July 26 to do it all again."