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Sun Shines on Record Crowds at Boon Hill Show

First published Friday 15 August 2014 in Farming 
Last updated 12:22 Friday 15 August 2014
by Karen Darley

BOON Hill country show proved a big success on Saturday thanks to record crowds and good weather.

Chairman Bob Gibson said exhibitors had travelled from a wide area to take part in the event, held at Newton-upon-Rawcliffe.

The show specialises in horse riding and showjumping, terrier classes, vintage tractors, as well as cookery, horticultural crafts and ferrets.

Mr Gibson said it had been an excellent day.

He said: “I would like to thank the Woodmansey family, the committee and all the people which have contributed to the show.

“The weather was kind to us bringing out lots of smiling faces and good entries making the day a success.”

Money raised from the event will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance,ScarboroughWhitby and Ryedale Mind and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

 

 

Rural Life Celebrated at Boon Hill Show Gazette & Herald 8:14am Monday 12th August 2013 BOON Hill’s annual show proved a big success on Saturday thanks to record crowds and good weather. Chairman Bob Gibson said exhibitors had travelled from a wide area to take part in the show, held at Newton-upon-Rawcliffe. The show specialises in horse riding and showjumping, terrier classes, vintage tractors, as well as cookery, horticultural crafts and ferrets. Mr Gibson said it had been an excellent day. He said: “I would like to thank the Woodmansey family for all their support and everyone else for their kind help and support in the running of the show. “The show went really well with lots of people attending. The showjumping carried on well into the evening. The weather was good which brought the crowds and everyone enjoyed themselves.” Mr Gibson said the show had held a minute’s silence at 2pm for Jack Hollows, a lifelong supporter of all the local shows with his sheepdogs and ferrets and also for Linda Hobbs who loved to come to Boon Hill show. Money raised from the event will go to the Yorkshire air ambulance, Scarborough District Hospital’s special care baby unit and other local charities.

NORTH YORKSHIRE BULLETIN
Boon Hill Show – The simplicity and glory of rustic life
By Devadas P Rajaram
15 August 2011
THE Boon Hill Show at Newton-upon-Rawcliffe near Pickering brought forth one of the best traditions of North Yorkshire.The show, which was held on August 13, featured several interesting events related to mostly traditional rural life.It was a colourful celebration of life by a hard working village community.
The event featured dog shows, horse riding events, exhibitions of agricultural produce and cookery competitions, with the ferret roulette proving to be a popular attraction.
The proceeds from the show will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service and Riding for the Disabled.The show, held on land owned by the local landowner Paul Woodmansey, whose family has been associated with the event for three generations, reflected the alluring rustic spirit of the local community in all its simplicity and glory.
Bob Gibson, Chairman of  the Boon Hill Show, said: “This is a traditional show by the local people.The culture and traditions of the local community are the driving spirits of the show.”Ruth Russell, the Horse Secretary for the show, said: “The show, which was originally started as a sheep show has since developed into a major show of horses, dogs, agricultural products, food and tractors.” Victoria, a participant, said: “The show is a very local event, especially for the terriers and horses.” The friendly atmosphere all around and the fine weather added to the warmth of this year’s show..
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