Gallery: Hatfield House Country show proves to be a showstopper!
PUBLISHED: 13:52 20 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:43 26 October 2009
Hatfield House Country Show was declared a tremendous success by organisers, writes Kelly-Ann Kiernan. BBC Countryfile presenter John Craven attended the event and said he enjoyed visiting such a traditional country show. He said it was hard to believe
Hatfield House Country Show was declared a "tremendous success" by organisers, writes Kelly-Ann Kiernan.
BBC Countryfile presenter John Craven attended the event and said he enjoyed visiting such a traditional country show.
He said it was hard to believe we are only 20 miles from the centre of London.
Christa Langan, visitors and events director, said: "It was lovely to see so many children and adults alike enthralled by all around them.
"Highlights of the show have to be the Children's Farmyard, the dancing sheep show and the milking demonstration."
The WHT also sponsored the prettiest pig competition.
Visitors voted Amy, a Gloucestershire Old Spot owned by Mrs Drabble as the outright winner.
WHT editor Terry Mitchinson presented Amy with her rosette.
He said: "Each year the show gets better.
"It's especially good to see so many youngsters getting to know about farming, the countryside and the wide range of animals we have."
Also new this year was the Tug 'o War sponsored by Tring Brewery.
Four teams, the Hatfield Estate versus Hatfield Police, and the Livestock exhibitors versus the Steam Engine drivers, battled it out.
The final tug was between Hatfield Estate and the Livestock team, umpired by Lord Salisbury.
Amid much cheering and encouragement from the crowd, the Livestock team triumphed.