THE Westmorland County Show enjoyed its second successful day despite heavy rain plaguing visitors.

The annual show put on its two-day event for the second time in its history on September 7 and 8, 2022.

The show saw record levels of entries from sheep on its first day, as well as some incredible performances from show jumpers, outstanding entries from the livestock competitions and thousands of people attend over both days.

The regular attendance for the show is expected to reach up to 30,000.

Traders from across the region showed off their wares in various tents while farmers competed in competitions for sheep, horses, and alpacas.

Visitors also had the chance to sample the best Lakeland produce as well as being entertained with kite shows and tractors.

Organiser Christine Knipe said: “It’s been going really well. The support we’ve had for the two-day event has been massive. We’ve got record entries in sheep yet again, and strong entries across all the other sections.

“We’ve had a very healthy amount of people come to join us today.

“On the first day, we have got the breeding sheep section, we’ve got horses, hounds and terriers, and show jumping in the main ring.

“Tomorrow (September 8) we’ve got the cattle, more horses, we’ve got the dog show and the pigs. We also have wrestling.

“It’s all spread across both days.

“Each section has been reinvigorated with the two-day format and they have introduced a lot of new things in their sections.

“There is an extended show jumping program, and we’ve got extra activity in the ring which is unusual for us. Other than that, we are back to normal but not in a boring sense.

“2021 was the first time we ran under two days and it was hugely successful.

“A huge thank you to all those people behind the scenes. We’ve got a really strong volunteer body and a hard-working team putting it all on.”

Kendal’s Mayor Doug Rathbone enjoyed the county show and described the public’s resilience against the weather.

He said: “It’s great to see people here, and it’s great to meet up with old friends.

“We’re seeing the show back as it should be, open to everybody. It’s a pity about the weather but its not stopped that there is so much to do.

“The show is the show, and the weather will not stop us.

“I’ve been looking forward to it for ages and so have so many other people.”

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