Unfortunately we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Ripley Show.
The health and safety of all of our exhibitors, committee members, stewards, visitors and the residents of Ripley are extremely important to us, and it has become increasingly clear that we wouldn’t be able to run the show safely, with large gatherings of people, within the next few months.
We very much hope that you will join us in 2021 to enjoy the excellent attractions and exhibits that we host at the Show. The 2021 Show will be held on Sunday 8th August and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back!
In the meantime we are running a photographic competition so please take a look at our Facebook page for further details. Thank you and please stay safe – and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.
The results for the 2019 Ripley Show have now been published and you can find them here.
Show Secretary Tammy Smith wrote the following report on this year’s Show.
Well this is my second year as Secretary and whilst it should be getting easier the main hurdle before Show Day was the weather, which I could not influence! Whilst we had lovely dry weather on Thursday and Friday, Saturday was a wash out with many, many queries about whether we were still going ahead. We are tough in Yorkshire and, of course, the answer was always a resounding “YES”!
This was the right decision as we had no rain at all on show day. We had a few muddy areas but overall the show field was fine, we even had visitors in sandals! Huge thank you to our judges who travelled to us from far and wide, from Shetland, Worcestershire and Suffolk as well as many other counties.
This is the 170th year of our show, having started in 1849, which is pretty impressive. We remain indebted and grateful to the Ingilby family for great support over the years.
Entries increased on last year and special mention to our sheep steward Neil Spedding as we had a fantastic number of sheep entries. New for this year, we introduced Young Farmer classes which were well received. Sadly we had to cancel our pig classes but are looking forward to welcoming them back next year.
Stuart Barnes was multi-tasking this year (thank you Stuart!) as he put on 3 Sheep Show performances and was the main attraction in the rings with 2 performances with his dogs and ducks. A lovely demonstration, educational and fun, which we really enjoyed.
The terrier racing was as much fun as ever and we loved watching the heavy horses, the hound and beagle parades and the vintage cars and tractors.
Thank you to all of the trade stands and craft stalls, they really help us to promote local businesses. Our charity of the year is Yorkshire Air Ambulance and we welcomed their stand to help promote awareness about the life-saving work of the charity and what it takes to raise £12,000 each day. My favourites were the giant tortoises owned by Adrian Graham , they were amazing to see, thank you for coming to our show.
Thank you to all of our judges, members, life members, advertisers, caterers and sponsors and a huge thank you to the many, many stewards, volunteers and helpers. Special thanks go to our Chairman, Mr Andrew Walmsley, our Trade Stand Secretary, Michael Gulwell, the volunteer Doctors and Vets and to Sir Thomas and Lady Emma Ingilby.
My final thanks is to The Yorkshire Post who featured us on the front page on the Saturday before our show and the Monday after. Some lovely pictures which I hope you got chance to see.
Our next event is the Ripley Show Dinner which takes place on Friday 7th February 2020 at The Millstones, Harrogate.
Our 2020 Show takes place on Sunday 9th August
– get the date in your diary!
The results for the 2018 Ripley Show have now been published and you can find them here.
Show Secretary Tammy Smith wrote the following report on the 2018 Show.
The 169th Ripley and District Agricultural and Horticultural Show took place in fine weather on Sunday 12th August 2018. Despite the gloomy weather forecast and early morning rain, the sun came out just as the first horses and ponies trotted up for the riding classes at 8.30 am.
We had a very successful show with over 1800 entries which is on a par with previous years. Stand out classes were the Heavy Horses, the Fancy Dress (with one Mum expertly catching her daughter as the pony tried to eject her) and an excellent display of Vintage Tractors, Vintage Machines and Classic Cars. There was a good turnout for the Sheep entries and those who visited the far side of the lake to see the sheep and pigs also enjoyed the legendary Sheep Show courtesy of Stuart Barnes.
Meanwhile in the Main Ring we were entertained by the fantastic Jez Avery Stunt Show, together with the brilliant terrier racing and hound and beagle parades.
There were many trade stands to visit and we also had a special stand for our chosen charity which this year is Headway Harrogate and District which helps to support and improve life for those in the area affected by a brain injury.
Thank you to all of our judges, members, life members, advertisers and sponsors and a huge thank you to the many, many stewards, volunteers and helpers. Special thanks go to our new Chairman, Mr Andrew Walmsley, our new Trade Stand Secretary, Michael Gulwell and to Sir Thomas and Lady Emma Ingilby.
Our next event is the Ripley Show Dinner which takes place on Friday 1st February 2019 at The Pavillions, Harrogate.
Our 2019 Show takes place on Sunday 11th August – get the date in your diary!
Online Ticket Sales are now closed
Of course, you can still buy tickets at the gate on the day.
Ticket prices at the gate are as follows:
|Child (5-16):||£5 each|
|Children under 5: free|
See you there!
Advance tickets for the 2018 Ripley show, to be held on Sunday 12th August, can be purchased online until Monday, 6th August.
This is to allow for postal delivery of purchased tickets.
After advance ticket sales have closed you can purchase tickets at the gate on the day of the Show. But please note – if you buy tickets in advance they are cheaper – you can save up to 10% by buying advance tickets online.
If you intend to purchase advance tickets online, please ensure you buy them before the closing date.
ENJOY THE SHOW!
The full schedule for the 2018 Riplay Show has now been published and can be viewed and downloaded online at www.ripleyshow.co.uk/entries/2018-schedule-classes/ .
The schedule includes an entry form. Please note that this year there is a separate entry form for Cattle Only. Please make sure you complete and return the correct form for your entry to be recorded.
The deadline for entries is Friday, 20th July 2018.
You can now buy advance tickets for the 2018 Ripley show online. Not only will you save queuing time at the gate, you’ll also save money! You can save up to 10% on the gate price by buying tickets in advance.
Don’t delay – advance sales will close on Saturday 4th August.
To buy your tickets, click here.
The Handicraft Section for the 2018 Ripley Show has now been published. We publish the details of the Handicrafts section before the rest of the schedule to give entrants time to create their entries.
To view details of the Section click here.
The 2018 Ripley Show Annual Dinner will be held at The Millstones, Skipton Road, Harrogate, HG3 2LT on Friday 2nd February 2018, 7.30pm for 8pm. All are welcome.
Tickets for the three-course dinner are £30 per person. Parties and tables are available for 10 people.
Please purchase your tickets from the Show secretary:
Miss Tammy Smith
3 Waterfront Mews
Bradford BD10 0UR
Would you please make cheques payable to Ripley Show.