HORSES, livestock, dogs and stunts were just some of the highlights of this year’s Chepstow Show.

The annual show, which was held at Chepstow Racecourse, is run by the Chepstow Agricultural Society and shows off rural life, skills and produce from Monmouthshire and further afield.

This year the show was marking a special anniversary of 175 years since the Chepstow Farmers Club held the first ploughing match at Hayes Gates which is near the current show’s base.

To celebrate the anniversary the Chepstow Museum created a special exhibition of photographs and articles from their archives which was on display at the show.

Edith Waters, president's lady of the Chepstow Show, said: “It has been an excellent day. The standard of the livestock is outstanding, it’s a very good show.

“It’s lovely to see the general public enjoying themselves. There is a lot of work that goes into organising the show, there is work done all year round.

"It’s run by volunteers and they all support each other. We have a wonderful committee.”

People travelled from across the region to enjoy the show, some with their entire family, including their dogs.

Nathan Griffiths from Magor said: “I’m here with my partner Sarah and our two dogs, Sadie and Misty. It’s been a great day, and if we couldn’t bring the dog we probably couldn’t come.

“I think it’s slightly better than last year, there are a few more things here and it’s nice to enjoy the shows like the stunt riders and be able to sit down.”

The Watling family who live near Chepstow are regulars at the show.

Peter Watling said: “We have loved it and the kids loved it. There’s lots of things to see and there is lots for the kids to play with. They loved seeing the sheep and playing on the huge slide.”

His wife Dawn added: “We live locally and it’s great to be able to come. We come every year. It’s just the right size, especially when you have two little ones in tow.”

Some of the highlights of the show included the mother and son motorcycle stunt team, Stunt Mania, who delighted the crowd with their jumps, wheelies and fire stunts.

Their show stopping trick involved Hayley ‘Fire Queen Rilings' riding her bike through a blazing hay bale as her son Ash mounted a ramp and jumped above her.

Other attractions included the Woolaston basset hounds, who drew a crowd when they were in the show’s main ring, the fancy dress horse competition, the grand parade of livestock and the supreme horse championship.

The Gwyn Lightfoot sheepdog display were unable to perform on the day due to being taken ill the day before the show.

As well as the events in the main ring there were a number of other attractions including the horticulture marquee and homecraft marquee where prize winning produce was on display.