Could You Strike A Post at this Year’s Great Yorkshire Show?

 In 2023, GYS Press Releases

Calling all would-be country loving models …. do you fancy strutting your stuff on the catwalk at England’s premier farming and countryside event? If so organisers of the 2023 Great Yorkshire Show need to hear from you now!

The hugely popular Great Yorkshire Fashion Show will be back but this time with a twist.
Not only will it be in a new location on the Sheep Shearing Stage, but the hunt is also on for wannabe models to join the professionals on the catwalk.

Organisers are looking for individuals with a love of style and a sense of fun to step out and showcase top-of-the-range outfits, following in the footsteps of well-known TV personalities who have been on the catwalk in previous years. This includes: Anita Rani, singer Lizzie Jones, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft and the Yorkshire vets Julian Norton and Peter Wright, weather presenter Jon Mitchell and illustrious names from the worlds of cricket and rugby.

The Great Yorkshire opens on Tuesday 11th July at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate and runs until Friday 14th July.

Entitled “From Sheep to Chic,” this year’s fashion extravaganza will highlight the all-important link between the sheep we see in fields and the creation of stylish wool garments – everything from quirky tweed jackets and waistcoats to fun bobble beanie hats.

Charles Mills, Show Director said: “We are delighted to champion the importance of wool and the vital role that British sheep farmers play in the production of this versatile natural product. The title of our fashion shows, “From Sheep to Chic” sums this up precisely and the new venue for the shows could not be more appropriate. For the first time they will be held on the stage in the sheep shearing area, next to more than 2,000 sheep which will be shown in the competitive classes.

“The link is clear: without sheep the wool industry would be a shadow of what it is today, without sheep farmers there would be a huge gap in British agriculture and our iconic countryside would be a pale imitation of the past.”

Organisers will select five or six wannabe models to join the experts in the shows which take place daily at 12.30. No experience is needed as training will be given for the show which will be led by model and fashion event organiser, Bernadette Gledhill.

From Sheep to Chic will be held every day of the Show at 12:30, on the Sheep Shearing Stage which is close to Brown Gate. The fashions shows are kindly sponsored by tailors, Brook Taverner, and supported by British Wool.

To be in with a chance, please email and include:

  • Your name, address, phone number
  • Your link to farming and or rural life
  • Your profile picture
  • Your availability for a photo shoot at the showground on Wednesday May 10 as well as for the show itself.

Please note: Entries close on Friday 28 April.

Tickets for the Great Yorkshire Show are on sale now and will be in advance only, as visitor numbers are capped at 35,000 a day.

The 2022 Great Yorkshire Show sold out a week before the event in July.

Visitors can expect the best animals in the country competing including national breed shows as well as machinery, food and first-class entertainment to celebrate the very best of farming, food and the countryside.

The event will continue to be run over four days thanks to positive feedback from our visitors and exhibitors. Farmer tickets are available for the 2023 show and available from farming outlets.

Tickets are: Adults £32, Children £13 and Families £80

To book tickets, please go online

YAS Tweed fashion photo shoot. Credit Simon Hill Great Yorkshire Show


  • 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 scientific research.
  • 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 and Springtime Live.
  • Businesses and events held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in 2019 contributed £73.7 million to the economy.


Jo Francisco
PR Manager
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