rory votes for skelton show as best in britain

Rory has cast his vote for Skelton Show in a national competition run by the Farmers Guardian in an attempt to find Britain’s favourite agricultural show.

With an annual attendance of 10,000, Skelton Show is the largest village show in Cumbria, and its exhibitors compete for more than £12,000 in prize money and 130 trophies. As well as cattle, sheep, dogs and a full range of horse and pony classes, the show has over 100 local trade stands, and also hosts Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling.

Skelton show has been successful in reaching the last eight in the national competition, and is the only remaining show in Cumbria to reach the finals. The final stage is now a public vote made on-line via the Farmers Guardian website (see link below) and the competition closes on Friday 22nd March.

In the last 12 years, the show has been cancelled four times (including last year’s) and restricted on another two occasions due to waterlogged grounds and foot-and-mouth disease. These cancellations have had a big impact on the show’s finances, and winning the Farmers Guardian promotion package prize, would significantly help the show to promote and advertise itself this year.

Rory said:

“I am delighted to show my support for Skelton Show. It is without doubt one of the finest shows in the country and it would be fantastic for this to be recognised. Many local agricultural shows have had a really tough time over the past few years, and so for Skelton Show to be crowned best in Britain would help create a real buzz around this Summer’s shows. I am urging everyone to vote before next Friday. It takes literally seconds, and would mean so much to our local rural communities.”

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