Stage is all set for Angus Show

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The stage is now set for the Angus Show 2014 at Brechin at the weekend with the organisers hoping for good weather to help draw the crowds.

Headed by show chairman Allan Alston the show committee have organised a full programme of events which, along with the usual stock judging classes, will provide a great day out for all the
family.

One of the highlights of the day will be the spectacular Riders of the Storm display team led by Kirsty McWilliam. She and her riders will perform an exciting programme of vaulting and stunts on their horses twice during the day.

“We are proud to have this popular display as part of our afternoon entertainment,” said a committee spokesman.

Another event sure to draw the crowds is the sheep shearing and wool rolling competition which is always popular as the participants pit their wits against each other as they quickly and skilfully divest the not always co-operative sheep of their woolly coats.

Judges from throughout Scotland will be on hand to judge the many cattle, sheep, goat and horse sections with the young handlers category in the cattle section usually attracting a good number of entries with the young people taking part being judged on their presentation of stock, knowledge and skill.

The heavy horse classes are another draw with entrants competing for a variety of silverware including the Angus Challenge Cup for the best animal in the section and the Clydesdale Horse Society Shield awarded to the best yearling or two-year old colt or filly.

If the livestock isn’t your thing there are a large number of other attractions on the day to keep you interested including a fun fair, trade stands, a craft marquee, tractor pulling, dancing displays and pipe band displays.