June 23, 2010 8.00 pm This story is over 165 months old

Lincolnshire Show set for record attendance

Heated showground: The 126th Lincolnshire Show saw thousands of visitors in its first day, with many delights on hand.

With a 26% increase in advance ticket sales this year, the 126th Lincolnshire Show has proved to be no let down, as it expects this year to pass the 65,000 visitors mark.

The sun shined while thousands of visitors flocked to the Lincolnshire Showground to browse the stalls, take part in activities, and watch the main attractions in seven different rings.

Nearly 1,800 horses and ponies and over 1,300 cattle, pigs, sheep and goats took part in the county’s famous show.

Those attending could watch the likes of racing pigs, police dog displays, ferret displays, falconry, horse and cart shows, ex-racehorses, show jumping, machinery and livestock parades to name a few.

Meanwhile, the sounds of various bands were located across the showground at BBC Lincolnshire’s and Lincs FM’s stages.

The show even played host to various Olympians, including the Whitaker family, some of whom (such as Michael Whitaker) have been part of previous British Equestrian teams.

Below are our photo highlights of the show. — See our coverage of the whole day condensed into 100 photos on our Facebook page.

Happy owner and prize-winning sheep.

The Showjumping Accumulator pulled in a large crowd.

Star eventer Michael Whitaker riding Little Lady.

A group of young bulls out of the thousands of livestock that attended the show.

Harvesting machinery from across the ages flooded the Main Arena.

A carousel horse sporting the county's flag.

A huntsman and his dogs preparing to enter the ring.

The pig racing was a highlight for the children attending the show.

A row of sheep on show on Wednesday morning.

Check out our album of the whole day condensed into 100 photos on our Facebook page.