Pateley Show Day – Part 2
11.00 am at the cricket pitch and the covers come off (weather permitting hopefully!). For the past few years a local Nidderdale XI have played a team from the Craven League.
At the same time, the Society’s officials are congregating at the top of the High Street to lead the brass bands and local community groups in the Parade down the hill and on to the showfield.
Brass band music is an important part of the Show and after leading the Parade down the High Street, the bands play throughout the day attracting a great crowd to the band stand.
By 12 noon, the morning’s equine judging in the Main Ring is concluding and is followed by the Parade of prize winners and presentation of Trophies.
2.30 pm, across at the sheep pens, the Supreme Sheep Championship has been judged and the 1912 J C Yorke Cup awarded to the worthy winner. The presentation of the rest of the sheep trophies is also well underway.
Throughout the afternoon, the Main Ring attractions become the focus of attention.
Just before 3 pm, the vintage tractors take a turn round the main ring.
At 3.00 pm one of the highlights of the show is the Parade of cattle into the Main Ring.
The cattle line up and the presentation of trophies by the Show’s President gets underway.
As the trophy presentations draw to a close and the cattle leave the Main ring, the show jumps are set up for the Affiliated and Unaffiliated showjumping classes to get underway bringing another Pateley Show to a close.
Click below to revisit Part 1
Or vist the Gallery to view Photos from past shows including the 1995 Centenary and 2003 when HRH The Prince of Wales visited the Show.
For the 1995 Centenary video clips, go to
For the Meltham & Meltham Mills Band rendition of the Pateley Bridge March, see