Thousands are expected to make the journey to the Ribble Valley this weekend as one of the biggest events of the summer takes place.

The three-day Royal Lancashire Show will return to Salesbury Hall, near Ribchester, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – with organisers saying the show will be bigger and better than ever before.

Chair of the prestigious event Colin Mustoe MBE told the Lancashire Telegraph that a record number of entries in the showing (equestrian) and livestock classes have been turned-in, with brand new attractions coming to the show for the first time.

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Young jockeys at lasy year's event

Mr Mustoe said: “We are really looking forward to a record show following a very successful 2021 show.

“Ticket sales are already well above next year and it would seem that the weather will be just right as its supposed to cool down – but we will be making arrangements should the temperatures be excessive.

“We’ve got a tremendous variety of activities and attractions including the popular children’s village and two new attractions include giant tortoises and a display of bonsai trees.”

“The Balderstone Brass Band will be in attendance to entertain and there will also be a huge army display, cowboy stunt riding and the ever-popular Shetland Pony Grand Prix.”

The Royal Lancashire Show’s first-class show-jumping programme attracts some of the biggest names in the sport to the Red Rose County, with prize money exceeding £20,000 on offer.

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Top class showjumping will take place this weekend

On Friday, the BBC will be filming a special episode of Songs of Praise from the showground with TV and Radio personality the Reverend Kate Botley.

Early bird tickets are still on sale with gates opening at 9.30am on all three days.

Parking is free and dogs are welcome and encouraged to take part in one of the many dog classes taking place over the weekend, which can be entered on the day.