Autumn sweeps in on the tails of the last livestock to leave the show field at Bewerley Park in Pateley Bridge.
Nidderdale Show is the last major agricultural show in the Yorkshire season, bringing the curtain down the summer. It attracts several generations of the same farming families each year – such as farm shop and cafe owners the Princes, who have six grandchildren in the young handler classes.
1. Helping paw
Sheep farmer Judy Preston, of Doncaster, grooming her Shetland sheep Cino watched closley by her dogTeddy Photo: James Hardisty
2. Next generation
Hew Mechie, aged 6, of Middleham, holding a Border Leicester ewe lamb Photo: James Hardisty
Judging of the Open Equitation class in the main ring Photo: James Hardisty
4. Helping out
Simon Merrin helps Annie Stones, from Marrick, Swaledale, to manoeuvre a recalcitrant Scottish Blackface sheep Photo: James Hardisty