Cossack riders prepare to take centre stage at 178th annual Hadleigh Show

Starting the animal handlers young at the Hadleigh Show.

Starting the animal handlers young at the Hadleigh Show.

The Devil’s Horseman Display Team are among the exciting attractions set to wow the crowds at the 178th annual Hadleigh Show next weekend.

Large crowds at the Hadleigh Show.

Large crowds at the Hadleigh Show.

The popular show, staged by the Hadleigh Farmer’s Agricultural Association (HFAA) at Holbecks Park on Saturday May 20, offers a host of thrilling displays including a sheep show, a dog and duck show, birds of prey flying demonstrations, dog agility, vintage tractors and the Young Farmers junior tug-o-war.

Show Director Patrick Goudhill, who has been stewarding the show for the past 15 years, said there would be plenty to keep visitors busy.

He said: “Once again we aim to be the best one day country show in Suffolk or even in East Anglia - it really is a fun, family day out filled with entertainment, education, lots of exhibitors and countryside enthusiasts.”

Show jumping competition at the Hadleigh Show.

Show jumping competition at the Hadleigh Show.

The Devil’s Horseman Display Team are set to be the stars of the show with their daredevil Cossack trick riding show.

The daring riders are set to make jaws drop with their incredible gymnastic moves while hanging on to their saddle at full gallop.

Livestock as ever plays a huge role in the day’s events with more than 150 classes of cattle, sheep, goats and horses on show.

Visitors to the food marquee at the Hadleigh Show.

Visitors to the food marquee at the Hadleigh Show.

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The event wll include more than 160 trade stalls and stands, an art exhibition and sale, a rural crafts and flower tent and the ever popular food tent showcasing the very best in local food and drink.

There will also be an education tent featuring art work from local schoolchildren where you can even have a go at milking a cow.

The cookery demo area is also retuning this year.

Piglets in the pig pen. Generations of combine harvesters within the same family of ownership. Suffo

Piglets in the pig pen. Generations of combine harvesters within the same family of ownership. Suffolk Punch posing to be photographed. Lots of Punches in the Grand Ring. White Helmets Motorcycle team going through the fire ring. - Credit: citizenside.com

Malcolm Young, of Assington Country Kitchen, will lead a team of chefs cooking through the day using locally grown produce offering visitors a chance to learn a few kitchen tips and taste some mouth-watering food.

The art tent will be packed with work from local artists, with demonstrations throughout the day by Hazel Bradshaw making pottery pots and Louise Harwood doing intricate willow weaving.

Advance tickets to the show can be bought at www.hadleighshow.co.uk.

Piglets in the pig pen. Generations of combine harvesters within the same family of ownership. Suffo

Piglets in the pig pen. Generations of combine harvesters within the same family of ownership. Suffolk Punch posing to be photographed. Lots of Punches in the Grand Ring. White Helmets Motorcycle team going through the fire ring. - Credit: citizenside.com

They can also be purchased at Avis Newsagents in Hadleigh, Hollow Tree Farm Shop in Semer, Boxford Post Office, Bates Wells and Braithwaite in Sudbury , Hall Farm Shop in Stratford-St-Mary, Hintlesham Barns and Elmsett Post Office.

Piglets in the pig pen. Generations of combine harvesters within the same family of ownership. Suffo

Piglets in the pig pen. Generations of combine harvesters within the same family of ownership. Suffolk Punch posing to be photographed. Lots of Punches in the Grand Ring. White Helmets Motorcycle team going through the fire ring. - Credit: citizenside.com