UK - The Great Yorkshire Show - Prize Winning Animals and their Owners.
Eileen Hallifield and her husband, Richard, own Dunstall Hector, a two-year-old Longhorn bull. He has had conditioner added to the last lot of water, to keep his coat from drying out. 'They come to like the grooming because it makes their coat so nice and clean,' Hallifield says. 'It would feel nice, wouldn't it? They are like one of the family, although they are not a pet like a cat or a dog because eventually they have to go,' Hallifield adds. Dunstall Hector has since been sold for breeding, but the Hallifields will have a framed portrait of him in their living-room. The hairdryers are out and the shampoo is flowing at the Great Yorkshire Show, one of Britain's biggest agricultural shows. Its famous for its competitive displays of livestock. The event, established in 1837, attracts over 125 000 visitors a year and has over 10 000 entries to its pedigree competitions ranging from pigeons and rabbits to bulls and shire horses. At the heart of the show is the passion of the exhibitors who spend hundreds of hours ( and pounds) training, preparing and grooming their animals.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download