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The stage is set for Driffield Show 2023

The stage is set for tomorrow’s 147th Driffield Show, the largest one-day agricultural show in England.

This year, as the Show returns to its traditional one-day format, organisers are honoured to be welcoming Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Edinburgh, who will be attending the event in her role as president of Driffield Agricultural Society (DAS).

Since it was first held in 1854, the Driffield Show has offered visitors a vast spectrum of attractions, entertainment and educational content appealing to both the farming community and families alike.
JC Balls Dancing Diggers will be the main ring attraction at the show.

This hugely popular spectacle will demonstrate the flexibility and talent of the JCB operators as they follow a routine to music, containing several daring manoeuvres including balancing the machines on their sides and wheelies.

Bring on the Dancing Diggers!

The Show continues to be popular with livestock exhibitors and attracts some of the area’s finest animals and this year is boasting record sheep entries.

There will be a return of the crowd favourite heavy horse classes allowing the public an opportunity to view these gentle giants by providing demonstrations showing them being decorated and groomed.
The equine community will also be well represented throughout the Show with a packed main ring timetable ranging from the local ridden ponies to the show jumping classes.

The Show continues to have ‘something for everyone’ and there will be plenty of opportunity for retail therapy, with over 350 trade stands to choose from, ranging from lifestyle and fashion to rural crafts and local produce.

New for 2023 is the return of the Food Theatre with its crammed timetable featuring local chefs and local producers.

The Horticulture marquee will also be providing visitors with a colourful contribution courtesy of green fingered exhibitors and will also be the home of the Gardeners’ Theatre where visitors will be able to take a seat and watch the horticulture demonstrations that will be taking place throughout the day.

Online advanced discounted tickets are only on sale until this evening (18th July). These are priced £16 for adults with accompanied children under 16 free. Click Here

Tickets can be purchased via card payment only at the gates on the day priced £20 for adults and £6 for unaccompanied children.


8.00am Open Ridden Hunter
Small Ridden Hunter
Ridden Hunter Championship
8.15amTiny Tots Lead Rein Pony
Open First Ridden Pony
Mini Championship
Local Ridden Pony

9.30am Agricultural Heavy Horses – Pairs Turnout
10.10am Open Ridden Cob M&M Ridden
Coloured Ridden Mixed Height Show Pony/ Show
Hunter Pony Pony Club Pony

11.00am – J C Balls Dancing Diggers

11.30am Agricultural Heavy Horse – Teams Turnouts
12 noon Parade of Foxhounds
12.30 pm Inter Hunt Relay Competition

1.00 pm
In Hand Agricultural Horses
(x6 classes)
In Hand Hunter Youngstock (x3 classes)
Youngstock Championship
In Hand Coloureds
In Hand Mountain & Moorland
In Hand Local Horse/Pony
In Hand Championship
Judging of the Fancy Dress Competition

3.00 pm
Grand Parade- Prize Winners and Presentation of Awards

3.40 pm JC Balls Dancing Diggers

4.10 pm Agricultural Heavy Horse – Single Turnouts
4.40 pm British Show jumping 1.40m Championship
Followed by British Show jumping 1.25m Hunting Scurry


  • (provisional and subject to change)
  • 09.30 am Phil Gibbons, Ridgeside Dog Display
  • 10.00 am Demonstration in the Forestry Section
  • 10.30 am Dangerous Steve – Stunt Show
  • 11.15 am Yorkshire Bouncers Flyball Demonstration
  • 11.45 am Demonstration in the Forestry Section
  • 12.15pm Dangerous Steve – Stunt Show
  • 1.00 pm Phil Gibbons, Ridgeside Dog Display
  • 1.45 pm Great Driffield Radio Mascot Race
  • 2.15 pm East Yorkshire YFC ‘Have a Go’ Mini Rally
  • 3.00 pm Demonstration in the Forestry Section
  • 3.30 pm Yorkshire Bouncers Flyball Demonstration
  • 4.15pm Dangerous Steve – Stunt Show


(provisional and subject to change)

  • 09.00 am Sheep Dog Demonstration
  • 9.45am Pond Dipping
  • 10.30am Working Dogs Demonstration
  • 11.15am Sheep Show performance in AA block overlooking the Countryside Arena
  • 12 noon Fly Casting Demonstration
  • 12.45 pm Sheep Dog Demonstration
  • 1.30pm Working Dogs Demonstration
  • 2.15pm Sheep Show performance in AA block overlooking the Countryside Arena
  • 3.00pm Fly Casting Demonstration
  • 3.45pm Sheep Show performance in AA block overlooking the Countryside Arena
  • 4.30pm Pond Dipping
  • 5.15 pm Working Dogs Demonstration

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