The Bingley Show 2017

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 in General by David Scaife

This year marked the 136th annual Bingley Show organised by The Airedale Agricultural Society. As one of the largest agriculture, horticulture and craft shows in Europe, The Bingley Show attracts thousands of visitors from Yorkshire, and Taybell Alarms had the honour of sponsoring one of the headlining show jumping events this year

History

The Airedale Agricultural Society has roots that trace back to 1862 with a show held in Gawthorpe but established officially in 1866. The following year, the inaugural Bingley Show was held in the Myrtle Pastures and attracted over 7000 visitors, announcing itself as a focal point for the local, agricultural community.

Since then, the Bingley Show has been held in different locations in the area – including Myrtle Meadows and Bradford & Bingley Sports -with some years garnering up to 25,000 visitors. The focus of the show has also developed over this time, with different aspects coming together to provide a wider representation of different cultures and facets of it’s origins in agriculture.

This Year

This year, The Bingley Show was held in Myrtle Park and included a range of stands, activities and events that ranged from show jumping and a 10km race to freestyle motocross and cattle competitions.

The National 1.30m Open Championship Qualifiers

Competitors were invited to challenge for the opportunity to enter the National 1.30m Open Championship at this years Bingley Show with a qualifying event that tested the prowess of horses and riders alike. At Taybell Alarms, we were allowed the fantastic opportunity to not only witness this event, but to sponsor it as well.

Joe Whitaker – of the renowned, show jumping Whitaker family from Yorkshire – was crowned the winner this year, for the third year running, receiving a cash prize and a trophy his efforts. The presentation was then carried out by our own Sarah Scaife to round off a thoroughly enjoyable day at The Bingley Show 2017.

Taybell Alarms were honoured to attend the prestigious Bingley Show this year, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

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