Main Ring Performers Announced for the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show

 In 2020

Planning is underway for the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show with TV stunt performers Atkinson Action Horses announced as the Main Ring attraction.

The East Yorkshire-based troop will wow crowds at the Show which will be held from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 July, 2020.

The TV stunt horses made their debut at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2017.

A full programme of events will be announced in the run up to the Show which celebrates the very best of British agriculture and brings together some of the finest animals in the UK if not the world.

While there’s national and regional competitions in the judging rings, there’s also first-class entertainment; including the Kuoni Catwalk showcasing the latest fashions, music from sporting soprano Lizzie Jones and cookery demos from leading chefs including Rosemary Shrager. The latest in agricultural innovation is showcased in the machinery lines and the Discovery Zone is dedicated to educating youngsters about farming in a fun and interactive way.

The Cheese & Dairy Show is the only food competition that raises money for charity with a grand auction of all the cheeses on the last day. The 2019 show raised a record breaking £8,686 which has been split between The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) and the Farm Safety Foundation.

Show Director Charles Mills said: “We are now full steam ahead with planning and organising the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show. We always aim to maintain tradition while bringing in some fresh content, and while farming and agriculture is at the heart of the show we also want to attract families and the next generation to enjoy this iconic Yorkshire event.”

Over 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals flock to the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate every year for the three-day show, making it one of the biggest in the UK.

In the judging rings, thousands of animals will compete from cattle to sheep, pigs to pigeons and the show finishes with one of the most prestigious showjumping classes in the country, the Cock O’The North competition.

Tickets will go on sale in April 2020 and gift vouchers are available online for Christmas gifts

The 162nd Great Yorkshire Show will be held on Tuesday July 14th to Thursday July 16th 2020.

atkinson action horses to star at Great Yorkshire Show 2020


  • The Great Yorkshire Show is England’s premier agricultural event, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), a registered charity supporting rural Yorkshire
  • YAS supports and promotes the farming industry through health care, business, education and funding scientific research into rural affairs
  • The Society 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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