Yet more horses set for Yarrow Show

Show secretary Anne Turnbull polishes cups for the show last year.
Show secretary Anne Turnbull polishes cups for the show last year.
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ENTRIES are up for Yarrow and Ettrick Show at Carterhaugh, near Selkirk on Saturday, with another rise in horse numbers.

Entries secretary Christine Gray said: “Amazingly, we have superceded last year’s horse entries, while the sheep entries look as if they are slightly up and cattle are about the same.”

There is a new class, for Bluefaced Leicesters, in the sheep section this year.

Also new will be ‘pop-up’ performances by actors and dancers from the local YES (Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk) Festival throughout the afternoon.

Borders judges include Alistair Warden, Skelfhill, Hawick, casting his eye over the South Country Cheviots, Neil Hamilton, Earlside, Hawick, who will judge the North Country Cheviot (Park type) and the prime lambs, and Stephen Little, Upper Chatto, Hownam, judging the cattle.

Overall show secretary Anne Turnbull said: “We are all hoping for a nice sunny day and this year we are at Carterhaugh (instead of Philiphaugh) – a beautiful setting and a lovely field with plenty of space for all the horse events, sheep classes, trade stands etc.”

She continued: “For the first time, we are looking forward to a visit from vintage cars taking part in the rally at Sunderland Hall, which coincides with our event.”

There will be music from Melrose Pipe Band, the Selkirk Silver Band and, at about 3pm, a display by the Duke of Buccleuch Foxhounds.

Other show activities include children’s races and entertainment, terrier racing and the dog and pet shows.

The show gates open at 8.30am.