Royal Cornwall Show attendance

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Last week’s Royal Cornwall Show attracted an attendance of 117,447 across the three days.

Chris Riddle, who after 35 years at the helm was presiding over his final event as show secretary, said: “We are delighted to see that the attendance for this year is once again a very strong one, and just shy of our 120,000 target.

“We are all too aware of how tough it has been for many households over the last couple of years, so to still see the show being supported by local people in this way is tremendous. I know it means a lot to the traders at the show and the families that compete here.”

There were many highlights of the show, including the JCB Dancing Diggers who drew in the crowds with their amazingly choreographed performance and the Cornwall Airport Newquay Shetland Pony Grand National was also a popular spectacle in the Main Ring.

In the livestock and equine sections, many winners and champions were crowned. Supreme Beef Animal went to the British Limousin Foxhillfarm Titan, exhibited by Mrs M Cormack, and Supreme Dairy Animal went to Mr M Davis exhibiting his Jersey Rivermead Verdi Pixie.

In the Sheep section the Supreme Championship was won by Mr & Mrs Alford with their British Charollais Ewe, and the Dairy Goat Best in Show was Treleth Derryn owned by Sharon Owen, and Best Pygmy Goat in Show was won by Duxmeadow Daphne owned by S Foote.

The Pig Supreme was won by SJS Loveless and their Large White Portbredy Houri, and The Queen Elizabeth II Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Best Light Horse in Show went to the Large Riding Horse, Rio For Ever, owned by Miss Lauren Baker.

Next year’s Royal Cornwall will be held from June 5-7.