Red Shepherdess to Make Debut at the Great Yorkshire Show

 In 2019

TV’s Red Shepherdess Hannah Jackson is set to make her debut at the Great Yorkshire Show this year.

The 26-year-old who starred in Channel 4’s reality show SAS: Who Dares Wins, will open the Discovery Zone’s new area Gen Z which will educate teenagers about agricultural careers.

Hannah will take to the Kuoni Catwalk as part of the Celebrity Special on Tuesday at 2:30pm as well as being guest speaker at the Future Farmer’s Breakfast Meeting on the Wednesday morning (7:45am – 9am).

Hannah said: “I’m thrilled to be coming to the Great Yorkshire Show for three days doing a variety of talks, meeting visitors, pupils and farmers and even taking part in a fashion show, I’m looking forward to an exciting three days!”

Show Director Charles Mills said: “We are thrilled to have Hannah at the Show. She will be the perfect ambassador for speaking to the thousands of school pupils we have coming to the Show – including a school from as far afield as London – about her life as a young shepherdess and about considering agriculture as a career. We also very much look forward to hearing her guest talk in both our Future Farmers Breakfast meeting and for the Young Farmers.”

Known as the Red Shepherdess thanks to her flame-red hair – Hannah moved to the Cumbrian hills five years ago after swapping city life, for the peace and quiet of the rural countryside.

After graduating with a BSc in Animal Behaviour at 20, she took a life changing decision to head from Wirral, up to Cumbria to pursue her dreams to have a career working with animals.

In 2018 she was a finalist for the national Young Farmer of the Year. She is an active ambassador for the farming industry and was on the national judging panel for the NFU Farmvention Programme, aimed at supporting schools to engage with how food is produced.

She is an ambassador for the National Sheep Association and is a regular speaker at conferences and events – sharing her perspective as a new entrant and young farmer. She is active on all forms of social media with tens of thousands of followers with her brand @Redshepherdess

In 2019, Hannah completed the selection process for SAS-Who-Dares Wins. Surviving in arctic conditions in the Chilean Andes, Hannah was the first intake which included female recruits and was one of the only two females to complete the course. She thrives on the extreme challenges and the ability to test both her physical and mental resilience and strength.

The 161st Great Yorkshire Show will be held on Tuesday July 9th to Thursday July 11th 2019.



The Great Yorkshire Show is England’s premier agricultural event, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society
The YAS supports and promotes the farming industry through health care, business, education and funding scientific research into rural affairs.
The YAS is supported by its family of businesses including Fodder, Yorkshire Event Centre, Pavilions of Harrogate and the Harrogate Caravan Park as well as events Great Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live and Springtime Live.
Events at the Great Yorkshire Showground contribute £47 million a year to the local economy.


Jo Francisco
PR Manager
Yorkshire Agricultural Society
Direct Line: 01423 546215 | Mobile: 07954 007414

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