Animals, quad bike stunts, live music and near-pefect weather made for a great day at Bucks County Show last Thursday.
There was record turn-out at the 2014 show, with guests including England cricket captain Alastair Cook, who is married to a nearby farmer’s daughter,
Show secretary Alison Baylis said: “We were very lucky with the weather. Despite some rain early in the week Wednesday was quite drying so we didn’t have muddy ground, and the day itself was fine until the short shower in the afternoon.
“And it wasn’t too hot either, which was a good thing because very hot weather can bring it’s own problems.”
Livestock entries were high with more sheep than ever before, up from 250 to 300.
And National Farmers Union vice-president Guy Smith visited the equestrian area where one of the Queen’s horses was being shown by Katie Jerram, while top British international showjumper Tim Stocklake was also competing.
New to the show this year was a cookery theatre with demonstrations from several people including two schools.
The main ring attractions included the Kangoo Kids Quad Bike Stunt Team who thrilled the crowds with their antics, jumping over several vehicles including a JCB, even after the short rain storm.
And the kilted RAF Halton Pipes and Drums attracted much comment from people who found it slightly ironic that we were being entertained by musicians dressed in tartan and playing bagpipes just weeks away from Scotland’s vote on independence from the rest of the UK.