A huge crowd of supporters and competitors gathered at the Nevern Agricultural and Horticultural Society’s 68th Annual Show on Wednesday at Parc yr Ynys, Newport. The entries at the gate were up, the classes well supported, visitors flocked to the show field in their droves and the sun shone all day.

Being held peak holiday season, the show attracts local people as well as visitors with a bus travelling to and from the show field to Newport village throughout the day. One visitor who has attended Nevern Show for the past 30 years is retired engineer David Evans from Bath, but who has a holiday home in the village.

“David came first and second in the wood turning class with a clamshell dish and a bowl. He couldn't believe it when we brought the trophy home!” said his delighted wife Bernadette.

Well known show producer Wyn Morris and his team of riders and handlers of Llanycefn had a Nevern Show to remember with his lorry load of horses and ponies proving to be unbeatable.

With four equines on the day, Pinglewood Golden Locks was first and reserve champion in the Palomino class with Doylan Gorgeous Grace gaining the Palomino Championship; Brechfa Phyrne was first in the coloured class and Champion Part Bred with Brechfa Cynog (aka Colin at home) gaining a first in the Small Hunter Ridden Hunter Champion; Overall Hunter Champion, was first in the Intermediate Show Hunter Pony and Champion, and to top it off was Supreme of Show.

A delighted Wyn said: “It's a lovely show to have on our doorstep, I've been going to Nevern Show since I can remember. It’s a lovely show to take young horses to before the county show. This year we took four horses winning six firsts, one second, five championships, one reserve and supreme, so it was a great day at the office.”

Although Chairman Peter Lewis from Waunfach, Nevern is positive about how the show went, he does have a few changes he’d like to make next year.

“I’m very happy with how it’s all gone. The weather was good, the new layout of the show field has worked well and on the whole people are happy with it, even though it’s hard to please everyone!

“I’d like to make a few changes next year, just little things really like imporving the parking, creating a collecting ring for the horse exhibitors and making more room for the falconary area and dog and duck. It’s been a positive show,” said Peter.