Crowds flock to Glanton Show

Terrier racing is always a big hit at Glanton Show. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net
Terrier racing is always a big hit at Glanton Show. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

The weather gods were benevolent in Glanton on Saturday and the crowds enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon in this most scenic of locations.

There were strong entries in the exhibition marquee, including some great floral displays – the sweet peas especially wafting wonderful scent around the tent.

Crowds enjoy the day.  Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Crowds enjoy the day. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

There was much to see on the show field. The main attraction in the ring was a display of gun dog training and basic dog training.

The West Percy Hunt brought some of their hounds from the kennels at Beanley and many of the children had a great time getting up close to the hounds.

The hill race had an excellent entry and the winner ran an extremely quick time, coming home more than a minute ahead of the second runner.

As well as the various commercial stands and craft displays, there was a good selection of classic cars ranging from the 1930s onwards, a fire engine and crew, some very cute looking alpacas, a children’s funfair, face painting, storytelling and kiddies sports.

Entrants in the companion dog show.  Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Entrants in the companion dog show. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

The pony sports were very popular and terrier racing Glanton-style proved as hilarious as usual.

At the prizegiving at the end of the show, one competitor was heard to tell show president Susan Collingwood-Cameron, as she presented him with one of the magnificent silver cups, that this was the 67th year he had entered Glanton Show.

The hill race at Glanton Show. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

The hill race at Glanton Show. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Pony sports at Glanton Show. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Pony sports at Glanton Show. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

West Percy hounds proved popular. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

West Percy hounds proved popular. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Beautiful sweet peas. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Beautiful sweet peas. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Canine skills on show at the gundog training demonstration.  Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Canine skills on show at the gundog training demonstration. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

The skill of the stick-dressers. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

The skill of the stick-dressers. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Showgoers tried their hand at archery. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net

Showgoers tried their hand at archery. Picture by Tony Meikle, AngelPeak.net