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Can agriculture continue to take money from the public purse is the topical subject for the next debate organised by the Future Farmers of Yorkshire group. Held at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Thursday 5 February, the discussions will be set against the backdrop of unstable commodity prices, the forthcoming general election and increased pressures on EU and UK government budgets. Lord de Mauley, Defra Under Secretary of State for the [Read More...]
A fun filled insight into the countryside and rural life is on the horizon as the date for Springtime Live approaches and tickets are now available. Organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Sunday 22 March will see the second Springtime Live which is aimed particularly at families with young children. The Society is best known as the organiser of the annual Great Yorkshire Show. Bill Cowling Show Director said: “Springtime Live made [Read More...]
After a decade at the helm of the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live, Bill Cowling is to step down as Show Director. Bill took on the role in 2005 after around four decades of involvement with the events’ organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. The 2015 Great Yorkshire Show will be his tenth and last as Director, and the search for the new incumbent begins. Making the announcement, Simon Theakston, Chairman of [Read More...]
A young horsewoman who won the chance to train with two former Olympic show jumpers is encouraging riders to register for an exciting competition at next month’s Countryside Live. Fourteen-year-old Ellie Meldrum spent a weekend with two of the UK’s most famous equestrian experts, Graham and Tina Fletcher, after winning the X-Factor style competition at last year’s event with her pony, Sylvester. Countryside Live, now in its 12thyear, is [Read More...]