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Great Yorkshire Show plans

Plans are well underway for the 2004 Great Yorkshire Show, one of the premier events on the British summer calendar. Dates are Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 July when the organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, expect more than 120,000 visitors to come through the gates.

A showcase for the best and latest in the farming industry, a snapshot of the many different elements of the countryside and a packed programme of entertainment all combine to provide a great day out.

Katy Cropper is bringing her entertaining Sheepdog Display to The Country Pursuits Area; in addition there will be demonstrations of fly fishing, gundog training and falconry all centred in the natural amphitheatre overlooking the casting ponds. Beagles, foxhounds, lurchers, terriers and ferrets will all be featured. The Area is once again sponsored by the premier Harrogate hotel, "The Yorkshire."

The Parade of Hounds featured on the Thursday will focus on the future of hunting. As well as the traditional involvement by several of the region’s hunts, it is hoped that youngsters from hunt pony clubs and puppy walkers will also take part.

For further information check out the website www.greatyorkshireshow.org