Another excellent Okehampton Show was enjoyed by hundreds of visitors on Thursday, August 8 at Stoney Park Showground.

Despite changing forecasts and from lunchtime the rain appearing to be all around the show, it held off, giving fabulous show weather.

Visitors turned out in their droves to enjoy all that was on offer from a huge array of trade stands, to the Devon Food Hall with their variety of local delicacies, to a fun selection of entertainers, including working dogs, exotic animals, Ozzy the magician and new this year, Rainbow Gecko with their bubble display, (very!) Dangerous Steve, the Music Stage, and a vintage section with over 150 cars, tractors, motorbikes and stationary engines.

At the heart of the show are the animals - all 2000 plus of them.

As ever, there was a full programme of horse events from the gentle giants that are the Heavy Horses all the way down the Miniature Shetlands.

Livestock this year was very well represented with the usual high numbers of sheep and goats, not to mention increased cattle and pig entries.

Pig secretary Deborah Custance-Baker was particularly pleased, saying, "We had a great day with a lot of pigs on site, and with 90% of British pigs on display for the public to see. It is extremely rare to get all these different breeds in one place at a time.”

There have also been some very pleasing remarks from judges across the board who have taken the time to say what a high standard there was being exhibited, at times proving "quite challenging to judge".

The committee would like to thank all those who make the show what it is - all the volunteers who put in many hours before and after, as well as Show Day itself and all the exhibitors who take the trouble to bring their animals or their goods along and, of course, the visitors for visiting.

Next year’s show, the 113th, will be on Thursday, August 13.