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Entries up as horse stunt team headlines at Llanfyllin Show on Saturday

DELIGHTED organisers have reported increased entries across most sections and a record number of trade stands for the popular Llanfyllin Show on Saturday, August 12.

Show secretary Sian Lewis said it was pleasing to report a large number of new entries this year, particularly in the horses and sheep section.

To encourage more entries in the horses section this year, the show committee streamlined the classes and halved the advance entry fee to £4 or £8 on show day. The working hunter class will also be judged in the main ring.

“We are delighted with the number of pre-show entries we have received this year and there seems to be a lot of new names across the sections, which is great to see,” said Sian.

“The horses, sheep, cookery, horticultural and floral art sections have all reported increased entries and we have a record number of trade stands, so it’s looking good for Saturday.”

Gates open at 9am and headlining the show entertainment is the Atkinson Action Horses stunt team which made a spectacular debut last summer. The team of highly skilled horses and riders, led by Ben Atkinson, thrills audiences with high energy, breath-taking stunt shows.

The popular annual event, held at Bodfach Park, celebrates all that’s great about the countryside and the community, providing an opportunity to meet, compete and have a fun family day out.

Main sponsor for the second time is Ridgway Rentals, a leading plant hire company based at St Martins, near Oswestry.

The show is held on land owned by Christopher and Laura Acton, owners of Bodfach Hall and Janet Jones, Parc, who was president for the 150th event in 2019. This year’s president is Pryce Roberts and chairman is Dyfrig Jones.

Music will be provided by Porthywaen Silver Band and there will be a parade by South Shropshire Horse and Hounds. Other attractions include the traditional Village Green, children’s activities, Punch and Judy, a fun fair, a vintage machinery display, a dog show, children’s sports and a wide selection of trade stands.

The sheep shearing competition is always a show highlight, attracting some of the best sheep shearers from across Wales. Montgomery YFC evening speed shearing competition, held for the first time last year, is set to return with up to 60 young farmers competing.

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The Atkinson Action Horses stunt team will be headlining the entertainment at Llanfyllin Show on Saturday