This year's Northumberland County Show was attended by more than 28,000 visitors.

The JS Hubbuck Ltd Champion of Champions awards the highest accolade to the best animal in the show. This year it went to the Inter-breed sheep champion, a Charollais shearling ewe owned by Jonny Aiken of Penrith.

Jonny was delighted, and said: “To win my section today was good, and there was lots of tough competition, but to win the best in show is the icing on the cake.”

In the Sage Wealth Management Equine Section, equestrians came from far and wide to compete in a wide variety of classes, from youngsters on a lead rein, to world class British showjumping.

The Thrift Energy Light Horse Supreme Championship was awarded to young Charlotte Donnelly, (7) of Wolsingham, riding Waitwith Texas Tom who had previously won the Mountain and Moorland Mini Championship. The Reserve was Ottawa, owned and ridden by Penny Williamson from Carlisle.

From show-jumping to sheep shearing and even camel racing, there was something for all the family at the Bywell show.

The major annual attraction regularly attracts over thousands of visitors from across the country, and boasts more than 300 trade stands, main arena events and renowned agricultural and equine sections.

It is seen as a highlight of the agricultural year in Northumberland with farmers out in force enjoying a well-earned rest between the lambing season and the start of harvest-time.

Organisers said they were delighted with the turnout with chairman Mark Scandle saying: “We are so proud of all we have achieved this year and we are very pleased to see over 28,000 smiling faces at the show.

The Northern Farmer: Daisy Fossett with mic next to camel with pom poms -

“We launched a new Game Fair and Countryside Area; we honoured our armed forces with the new Military Village and had a wonderful array of attractions. We successfully trialled Braille signage in our Alpaca Section in our efforts to improve accessibility for all, and we are committed to educational outreach and bringing people from all communities together to better understand farming and food production.”

The Northern Farmer: Jonny Aiken of Penrith with his Charollais ewe

Traders in the indoor and outdoor shopping pitches reported an excellent day, with some caterers running out of produce such was the demand from hungry and thirsty visitors.