Gallery: Broad smiles on the faces of Suffolk Show organisers

Interbreed sheep supreme champion judging

Interbreed sheep supreme champion judging

There is no hiding the broad smiles on the faces of the organisers of the Suffolk Show this afternoon.

Stewards at the Suffolk Show today

Stewards at the Suffolk Show today - Credit: Archant

Near-perfect weather has brought thousands of extra visitors through the gates – boosting the record numbers who had bought tickets online before the event.

Yesterday’s crowds were some of the biggest seen at the event for many years, and today’s numbers look set to be equally impressive.

New Suffolk Agricultural Association chief executive Nicola Bateman – attending her first show – was left in no doubt that this weather would be expected at the event from now on!

Among the unusual highlights in the Grand Ring have been the Devil’s Horsemen display by the team of Cossacks.

The Devils Horsemen entertain the crowds with their Cossack displayat the Suffolk Show.

The Devils Horsemen entertain the crowds with their Cossack displayat the Suffolk Show.

Elsewhere the serious business of judging livestock and horses continued as the countdown to the Grand Parade ticked on.

Oliver O'Neil in the sheep barn.
Crowds enjoyed the sunshine on day one of the Suffolk Show.

Oliver O'Neil in the sheep barn. Crowds enjoyed the sunshine on day one of the Suffolk Show. - Credit: Archant