THE 129th Oswestry Show opened its gates this morning with thousands of visitors and competitors set to enter the Park Hall Showground.
Advertizer photographer Huw Davies will be taking fantastic pictures all day from the 37-acre site.
Leading the Oswestry show for 2014 is this year’s president, John Jones.
Mr Jones is a well-known retired livestock auctioneer and chartered surveyor from Guilsfield, near Welshpool.
In keeping with its traditional agricultural links there will be the usual classes for cattle, sheep, goats and rare breeds, judging takes place throughout the day in the many rings scattered around the showground.
This year, the area for the children’s local pony class will be extended to 20 miles from The Cross in Oswestry. An exciting new class will also be added at 3.40pm in the main ring entitled ‘Race Horse to Riding Horse’.
Spectators around the main arena can enjoy the return of The Imps Motorcycle Display Team, with their programme of daredevil jumps and routines.
Once again, the very popular Sheep Shearing Competition will take place where competitors race against one another to shear as many sheep as possible in a limited time.
This year the show has been invited to hold a qualifying round for the 2014 Welsh Lamb Shearing Circuit, classes will be held for junior, intermediate, senior and open British competitors.