ALTHOUGH Kington Show has always prided itself on being an extravaganza for farm livestock, it has managed to successfully broaden its horizons during recent years to cater for an ever-widening range of interests.

And this year the general response from a record crowd was that the mix was right, making it another great day out for all the family.

Said show president, David Williams: "We think we have one of the best one-day shows in the country and we want to keep building on this.

"Although it is an agricultural show as well as a horse show, things are changing and we have to keep bringing in new interests to keep the show viable and progressive."

The grand parade on Saturday was again a major spectacle, showing an impressive array of farm animals, horses and other livestock.

Main features also included the horticultural section that attracted more than 1,000 entries, a splendid craft section and a record-breaking dog show of 600 entries.

For main-ring spectator thrills, Jurasicca, the ultimate car crusher, showed how the latest on-board truck technology from America could reduce a vehicle to mini proportions in rapid time. For those who wanted a quieter life there was music for all tastes from the noted Knighton Town Silver Band.

"It was a wonderful show," said Mr Williams.