The 70th anniversary of the Moreton-in-Marsh show took place on Saturday.

Held on the fields of the Batsford Estate, which it has since 1949, it is the largest one-day agricultural show in the country.

There were huge crowds, with estimates of around 25,000 visitors.

The show had a very wide range of livestock judging including cattle, pigs, sheep and goats along with a massive entry of horses for the many classes and types.

There was also a companion dog show area.

Trade stands on offer had a range of local food, drink, crafts and clothing available in the multiple sections on the showground.

In the Grand Arena there were several classes of show and show jumping horses in the various weight classes and these were joined by the horse Team Relay, Warwickshire Foxhounds, Ladies Side-saddle and Six Bar Challenge with multiple clear rounds over fences up to 1.6m high.

The Broke FMX bike display team showed off their skills, including long jumps and aerial tricks.

At the end of the afternoon The Grand Arena had the Livestock parade with the winners in the various categories of cattle and sheep on parade.

The overall Show Supreme Livestock champion Sophie Harvey (G&A Harvey) was presented with the Dulverton bowl for her Hereford cattle.

Three young handlers were also presented with their awards for Young Handler-cattle (14-year-old Ryan Shaw), Young Handler-sheep (15-year-old Eleanor Barlow) and reserve young cattle Handler Grace Denning.

The Supreme Champion Sheep – Rose Bostock (18) was presented her trophy by Dan Jackson, Dan Colwell and Kendrick Homes as well as Reserve champion.

Paul Dawes was also presented with the Three Shire Trophy covering Hanbury, Burwarton & Moreton shows as well as reserve Cattle Champion.

Being an agricultural show there was a large range of agricultural equipment on display along with sturdy 4×4 vehicles.

The Craft, Food and Drink stalls were extremely busy with visitors sampling the wares before taking up the show offers.

There were also several demonstrations taking place during the day, in the Warner’s Budgens food demonstration area including cheese and wine taking with Hook Norton Brewery and Fowlers Cheesemakers, a cooking demonstration from the Sarah Dugdale and a meet the producer – Goff’s Brewery, Winchcombe.

The Home and Garden tent was busy first thing with the judges reviewing the vegetables, flowers, jams, preserves and children’s decorations, before the doors were opened to the show crowds to view the winners.

Now the organising team, after a welcome break will be looking forward to planning the 2020 show.