Hertfordshire County Show another roaring success

PUBLISHED: 15:26 28 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:27 29 May 2019

Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Richard Washbrooke

Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Richard Washbrooke

Richard Washbrooke

A showcase of Hertfordshire's farming, food, shopping and entertainment attracted thousands of revellers last weekend.

Atkinson Action Horses at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Ruth BerryAtkinson Action Horses at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Ruth Berry

The annual Hertfordshire County Show once again came to the showground over the bank holiday weekend, with more free entertainment onsite than ever before.

Visitors could watch two record attempts from the UK's Strongest Man, stunts from Atkinson Action Horses and the Extreme Bike Battle, and had the chance to have a go at a climbing wall and in the BMX ring.

There were 170 cattle competing to be crowned winners of the show, but David Sapsed and his two-year-old Simmental bull called Heathbrow Important bagged overall Champion.

Local schools also got involved with the show, going up against each other in a charity horse and cart race called the Scurry.

Atkinson Action Horses at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Ruth BerryAtkinson Action Horses at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Ruth Berry

Townsend Church of England School won the race and will pick which a charity to benefit. Kirsten Davey, from the secondary, said: "It was great to be able to actually take part in an event at the show rather than just watching."

Thousands of children made their own Hertfordshire Lunch using locally produced ingredients in The Hertfordshire Farmyard, and Man's Best Friend did not miss out - there was dog ice cream and assault courses to keep the pets entertained.

A trader at the show, Ellie from Ellie's iPad Art, said: "It is really clear that Herts County Show are investing in local businesses and entrepreneurs and that is really exciting."

Visitor Helen Joynson said she liked the local produce: "It is better than I expected, there is lots to see and do, and it is nice that we can bring the dog."

Atkinson Action Horses at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Ruth BerryAtkinson Action Horses at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Ruth Berry

A member of The Shetland Sheep Society said they attend numerous shows around the country each season, but that Herts' offering is one of their favourites: "It is just the right size show, it is not too small or too big. The competition here is very good and very keen - if you get a red ticket or even a championship you have done pretty well."

It was organised by the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society. Trustee Lucie Stone said: "What a fabulous show - the positive energy and 'family feeling' was its highest this year.

"We had a great turnout and the change in layout this year really helped to move people around the showground to see all of our new exhibits and traders."

Hertfordshire County Show will be returning for 2020 - visit hertsshow.com to find out more.

Local traders came to flog wares at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Richard WashbrookeLocal traders came to flog wares at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Richard Washbrooke

There were animal competitions at Hertfordshire County Show.  Picture: Richard WashbrookeThere were animal competitions at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Richard Washbrooke

UK's Strongest Man made two record attempts at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Richard WashbrookeUK's Strongest Man made two record attempts at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Richard Washbrooke

Heavy farming machinery performed a dance at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Richard WashbrookeHeavy farming machinery performed a dance at Hertfordshire County Show. Picture: Richard Washbrooke

Herts County Show 2019 - Lauren, Matt and Willow, 2, ENJOY THE DAY OUT.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Lauren, Matt and Willow, 2, ENJOY THE DAY OUT. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - James Passmore, Great Britain Events - Pimms.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - James Passmore, Great Britain Events - Pimms. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Herbs on display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Herbs on display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - The Thornton Family with dogs Buster and Rocky.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - The Thornton Family with dogs Buster and Rocky. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Dominic and Kevin Barton - Oliver Heartwood - Outdoor Furniture.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Dominic and Kevin Barton - Oliver Heartwood - Outdoor Furniture. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - ' Brown Bread ' 


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - ' Brown Bread ' Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Hertfordshire Farmers Display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Hertfordshire Farmers Display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Hertfordshire Farmers Display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Hertfordshire Farmers Display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Carlie McKoy and George McKoy, 1, enjoy the Bassett Hounds.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Carlie McKoy and George McKoy, 1, enjoy the Bassett Hounds. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Carlie McKoy and George McKoy, 1, enjoy the Bassett Hounds.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Carlie McKoy and George McKoy, 1, enjoy the Bassett Hounds. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Classic cars on display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Classic cars on display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Classic cars on display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Classic cars on display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Ben and Louis with the Albany Bassett's.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Ben and Louis with the Albany Bassett's. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Ben and Louis with the Albany Bassett's.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Ben and Louis with the Albany Bassett's. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Felix Purcell, 6, and Imogen Purcell, 3, enjoy ice creams.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Felix Purcell, 6, and Imogen Purcell, 3, enjoy ice creams. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Eva Jones, 5, and Isla Jones, 9,enjoy the day out.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Eva Jones, 5, and Isla Jones, 9,enjoy the day out. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Riverford Organic Farm.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Riverford Organic Farm. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Scurry Racing.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Scurry Racing. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Scurry Racing.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Scurry Racing. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Scurry Racing.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Scurry Racing. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Atkinson Action Horses.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Atkinson Action Horses. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Classic cars on display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Classic cars on display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Classic cars on display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Classic cars on display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Atkinson Action Horses.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Atkinson Action Horses. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Atkinson Action Horses.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Atkinson Action Horses. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Horse Riding Display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Horse Riding Display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Horse Riding Display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Horse Riding Display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Display of Cattle and Livestock.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Display of Cattle and Livestock. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Display of Cattle and Livestock - Joshua Jack with Smartie.

Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Display of Cattle and Livestock - Joshua Jack with Smartie. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Claudia Joseph, 3, enjoys the tractor ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Claudia Joseph, 3, enjoys the tractor ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Tractor Display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Tractor Display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Bali Furnishings - St Albans.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Bali Furnishings - St Albans. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Hen Party , Bride Jen Rees with Mum Debbie and Sister Hannah.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Hen Party , Bride Jen Rees with Mum Debbie and Sister Hannah. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Jensen Lacey, 9, enjoys the climbing wall.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Jensen Lacey, 9, enjoys the climbing wall. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Jensen Lacey, 9, enjoys the climbing wall.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Jensen Lacey, 9, enjoys the climbing wall. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Scurry Racing.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Scurry Racing. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Ollie Whiteson, 9, enjoys the climbing wall.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Ollie Whiteson, 9, enjoys the climbing wall. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Ollie Whiteson, 9, enjoys the climbing wall.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Ollie Whiteson, 9, enjoys the climbing wall. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Oliver Lant, 14, and Charlie Lant, 8, enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Oliver Lant, 14, and Charlie Lant, 8, enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Oliver Lant, 14, and Charlie Lant, 8, enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Oliver Lant, 14, and Charlie Lant, 8, enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Oliver Lant, 14, and Charlie Lant, 8, enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Oliver Lant, 14, and Charlie Lant, 8, enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Oliver Lant, 14, and Charlie Lant, 8, enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Oliver Lant, 14, and Charlie Lant, 8, enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Patrick Dunne and Hayley Lant ,Hertfordshire Life Team.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Patrick Dunne and Hayley Lant ,Hertfordshire Life Team. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Patrick Dunne and Hayley Lant ,Hertfordshire Life Team.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Patrick Dunne and Hayley Lant ,Hertfordshire Life Team. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - The Durham Family enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - The Durham Family enjoy the Hertfordshire Life Front Page photo booth day. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Herts County Show 2019 - Sam Brown and Mayzie Harvey, Four Acres Nursery.


Picture: Karyn HaddonHerts County Show 2019 - Sam Brown and Mayzie Harvey, Four Acres Nursery. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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