The Great Yorkshire Show 2022 has some brand-new shows and classes as well as some old favourites.
For the first time ever, there will be Sheep Dog Trials taking place twice a day in the Main Ring with competitors from UK’s four home nations taking part – England, Scotland Wales & Ireland. There will be Junior and Senior Semi Finals taking place from Tuesday to Thursday, culminating in a Championship on the Friday.
Sporting Soprano Lizzie Jones, from Halifax, will take to the Main Ring to sing every day, culminating in the National Anthem at the end of the show on Friday as a nod to the Queen’s Jubilee. This will be accompanied by a wonderful montage of the Queen’s visits to the Showground over the years thanks to the Yorkshire Film Archive.
The cattle rings will see two significant breed society anniversaries, with the Shorthorn Society reaching 200 years and the Charolais Society marking its 60th anniversary. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and patron of the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society and of the Shorthorn Society of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,will attend the Bicentenary Celebration at the Great Yorkshire Show on Tuesday 12 July.
This is a very special year for the Society, with 200 Shorthorns cattle coming to the Showground to celebrate the 200 years of the Shorthorn Breed.
The Tuesday will be the celebration day of the breed with a celebration parade in the Show rings, awards, and special presentations.
The Great Yorkshire Show will also host national breed shows this year with the Dorset Horn & Poll Dorset Sheep National Show and Valais Blacknose Sheep Society breed shows being held at the Great Yorkshire for the first time.
The equine section sees new show jumping classes with Senior Newcomer, Senior Foxhunter and the White Rose Open, all of which take place in the TopSpec White Rose ring.
Also new for 2022 are a Sport Horse Breeding in-hand class and Veteran horse and pony classes which are split into three age categories and affiliated to the Veteran Horse Society.
A new GYS Stage will feature big-name farming stars each day of the Great Yorkshire Show, in the former fashion show building. Television presenter Christine Talbot will be hosting a chat show on the new GYS Stage, being sponsored by Daniel Thwaites. Celebrities will meet fans afterwards in a meet & greet zone.
This will include: Countryfile presenter Adam Henson will appear on Tuesday July 12; Popstar turned farmer JB Gill on Wednesday July 13; TV host Matt Baker MBE on Thursday July 14; Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen on Friday July 15 and Peter Wright of The Yorkshire Vet who will take to the stage each day of the Show.
Opening times are 8am to 6pm on all four days. To see what is happening on which day, go to: https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/whats-on
Tickets are available in advance only, they will not be available on the gates. https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/ticket-information