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Show was one of best in recent memory
COUNTRY pursuits fans declared the Egton Horse and Agricultural Show among the most exciting in memory.
Show secretary Daphne Jackson said organisers were delighted by the number and standard of entries in classes ranging from dairy goats to lemon drizzle cakes.
She said about 6,000 people had attended, on a day when dark clouds threatened, before giving way to sunshine at lunchtime.
Potter Elisabeth Bailey said she was delighted to have been made show president, an honour usually reserved for veteran agricultural showmen.
Mrs Potter, who has shown her earthenware at the event for 30 years, said the shows large number of fur classes and views of the moors made it unique.
Dr Giles Horner, who took a day off from his GP's practice in Egton to show, with his wife Kieran, his two sheer Tup, Jack, which scooped the Upland sheep champion title.
The 140kg Teeswater was pipped to the Supreme Sheep title by Molly Dougherty, eight, from Kirby Misperton, with her Charollais ewe.
Meanwhile, in a tightly-fought fancy dress competition, nine-year-old Megan Thompson, from Pickering, landed first prize with her Alice in Wonderland-inspired entry.
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