Great Yorkshire Show

curlietailz

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Location
Sedgefield
Been there today. No queue at all to get in from the North, Lovely members toilets and a coffee first stop usually.
Wasn’t busy at all today I thought
We were in the grandstand watching the stunt motorbikes when the rain came thankfully
Back again tommorrow with a different companion
Fab show
 

JP1

Moderator
Appears there's been an incident with a Limousin and and handler

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/17758272.bull-handler-taken-hospital-great-yorkshire-show/

Haven't been since 1982.
A man was taken to hospital with head injuries after he was dragged and trampled by his “spooked” bull after it won a prize The Great Yorkshire Show.

The Limousin bull was being walked out of a cattle ring after being judged at around 9.45am, when it was spooked, dragging its handler back across the ring.


The handler briefly lost consciousness after being trampled by the bull.
-> Great Yorkshire Show: 'Yorkshire's status as world leader in farm innovation is under threat'

The handler, who briefly lost consciousness, was treated by ambulance staff, before being transferred to Harrogate District Hospital with what are thought to be non-serious head injuries.


Eyewitnesses say panic broke out as the bull charged around the ring and spectators dashed to get out of the way, however the animal was quickly brought under control.


The handler was taken to Harrogate District Hospital with what are thought to be non-serious head injuries.

Credit Harrogate Advertiser
 

Juggler

Member
Location
North Wales
Don't know how there hasn't been more accidents involving livestock and shows.

Hope one never ends up in the crowds. Didn't like having our kids at ringside in pushchairs. I guess ignorance is bliss for most people.

Hope the guy makes a full recovery and no long term injuries.
I read somewhere they hadn't stopped the public going into the cattle building during showing.
Never been to the Yorkshire, missing out on the RWAS this year for first time in many years.
 
I read somewhere they hadn't stopped the public going into the cattle building during showing.
Never been to the Yorkshire, missing out on the RWAS this year for first time in many years.
They do make cursory efforts to exclude the public whilst the judging is in progress, barrier chains etc , but the access points aren't manned by Stewards iirc.
 
Just back from a canny day, half hour delay just off A1 from the north today, left home at 6 and was in car park by 830, traffic was gridlock to head north at half5 out of car park so skipped past them into wetherby and came back out onto A1 at the services, took @15mins but missed all the traffic, showers on way down but dry and mostly sunny all day, only problem is I’ve burnt ma heed
 

Robt

Member
Location
Suffolk
Anyone watch it on channel 5 tonight? The guests were natural and great. The presenters were terrible and kept looking at wrong camera! It’s an hour long show three nights with tonight being the first!
 

Bill the Bass

Member
Location
Cumbria
Bloody hell there is some clothes stands, practically every other stand. Why don’t they group them altogether at one end and just have a shopping village?

Traffic flow in and out is definitely getting better each year though.
 

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