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In Pictures Balmoral Show 2011: Lovely girls hog limelight

By Clare Weir

Published 14/05/2012 | 08:38

Katie Larmour pictured with George the Horse as she was at the Balmoral Show for Ladies Day
Katie Larmour pictured with George the Horse as she was at the Balmoral Show for Ladies Day
Winner of the Best Dressed Competition on Ladies Day, Nicole Caldwell aged 18 from Banbridge
Danielle Hammond aged 20 from Ballynahinch who entered the Best Dressed Competition
Jayne Higgins aged 19 from Magherafelt who was the Runner-up in the Best Dressed Competition
Sarah and Hannah McQueen from Loughgal pictured at the third day of the Ulster Bank Balmoral Show
County Winners - Pictured with their entry in the community cow parade on the third day of the Balmoral Show in partnership with the Ulster Bank are pupils from Recarson primary school along with teacher Lisa O'Kane (left) and Principal Rita Fox (right). Also pictured is Karen McAleese from Ulster Bank.
Alexander, Elloitt, Taylor and Harison Smith pictured at the third day of the Ulster Bank Balmoral Show with Ulster Bank's Henri Hippo
Pupils from Ballytober Primary School Jack Elliott, Robert Anderson, Ryan Ramage, Dainel Steele and Scott Nelison pictured at the third day of the Ulster Bank Balmoral Show
Pupils from Ballytober Primary School Bushmills attended the Balmoral Show
The Third day of the Balmoral Show 2011
The Third day of the Balmoral Show 2011
The Third day of the Balmoral Show 2011
The Third day of the Balmoral Show 2011
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Nicola McKee pictured with her horse Darcy (Ballyalt Star) on the seconds day of the Balmoral Show

Balmoral Show - 2011 Day 2
The second day of the Balmoral Show
Christopher Gordan from Garvagh pictured at the Balmoral Show
David and Ben Matthews from Donacloney along with Lee Richardson and Lee Close from Banbridge pictured at the Balmoral Show
Stephen, Ruth and David Hughes from Armagh pictured at the Balmoral Show
Racheal, Jack, 15months and John Burrows from Dungannon pictured at the Balmoral Show
Anne-Marie McClellend along with her Son Nathan Houson, 4 from Newtownabbey pictured at the Balmoral Show
Fiona and Samuel Hill along with Robyn Crawford and Thomas Boyd from Larne pictured at the Balmoral Show
County Winners - Primary 7 pupils along with teacher Roberta Chapman (right) and classroom assistant Kathryn Murdock from Markethill Primary school are pictured with their entry, in the Community Cow Parade
County Winners - Primary 7 pupils (L-R) Artist Emma Dougan, Demi-Lee Worton and Jessica McSorley from Markethill Primary school are pictured with their entry, in the Community Cow Parade
Neil Cherry, Chris Burns, Matthew Bickerstaff and James Curry from Banbridge along with David Andrews on day two of the Balmoral Show
Day two of the Balmoral Show
Joy Slattery with Slattery Grace from Co Meath on day 2 of the Balmoral show
Patrica Harris along with kids Emily and Christopher from Killinchy pictured at the Balmoral Show
Jane Bradbury with Bloomfield Barack Champion in the Ladies Astride in the Working Hunters class at the Balmoral Show.
Daniel McBride , aged 6, from Keady on the Valtra Tractors stand at the Balmoral Show
Duke McCartney , Steward at the Horse Ring at Balmoral Show on day 2 of the Balmoral Show
Orla McGlynn aged 18 from Inch Island in Co. Donegal who was competing in the Riding Horse Class on day 2 of the Balmoral Show
Medieval Jousting between knights entertaining the crowds at the Balmoral Show
Sheep dog and duck display on the Cattle Lawn at the Balmoral Show
Ulster Rugby captain Rory Best showing prize winning cattle during the Beef Cattle Parade on the Cattle Lawn at the Balmoral Show
Paul Barker Great Britain riding Temple Ryefield winner of the Ryedale Clothing International Spectacular at the Balmoral Show
William Smith with the overall beef champion Oldcastle from Millbrook , Meath
Paul Barker Great Britain riding Temple Ryefield winner of the Ryedale Clothing International Spectacular at the Balmoral Show
Sophia Bingham aged 2 and Jessica Mellett , aged 2 enjoying the Balmoral Show
Triasan Seager, aged 8 from Hart Memorial Primary School Portadown dwarfed by a wheel of a CAT Wheel Loader at the Balmoral Show
Left to right, Naomh McAlister (8) from Aghadowey, Katrina Killen (11) from Crossgar, Shauna Killen (12) from Crossgar, and Kate Bell (11) from Crossgar, help get the winning cow in the Ulster Bank Community Cow Parade Competition ready to be shown at the major event, following a Northern Ireland-wide competition open to schools. The winning cow was designed by Ballytober Primary School, Bushmills.
Naomh McAlister (8) from Aghadowey, helps get the winning cow in the Ulster Bank Community Cow Parade Competition
Deputy First Minister is greeted by RUAS President Robin Morrow (right) and Chief Executive Colin McDonald (Left) at the Balmoral Show yesterday. Mr McGuinness was guest speaker at the Show's annual breakfast.
Caroline Cole from Carryduff walking her Oxford Down sheep she will be showing at the Balmoral Show.
Sam Mattchet, aged 11 preparing Chubby a Charolais cross to show at the Balmoral Show.
Lily (left, aged 5) and Mollie McDowell aged 8 from Co Louth holding a chick onthe Rare Breeds Survival Trust Stand at the Balmoral Show.
Shephard ... Nathan Tumelty, aged 8 from Downpatrick on 2nd day of the Balmoral Show
Louis Adamson, aged 8 from Cloughy the youngest winner of the Show overall champion with his Quail Belgium Barbu D'Anvers also won the Best Bantams Heavy class at the Balmoral Show.
Thomas Cole from Carryduff, Co Down visiting the goats at the Balmoral Show
The Stilt Entertainers preparing to walk around the show on the 2nd day of the Balmoral Show
Matthew Lynch enjoying a pipe while he watches on during the 2nd day of the Balmoral Show
Alwyn Crothers pictured on her horse Amber during the Carriage class on the 2nd day of the Balmoral Show
The Carriage Class taking place in the ring at the 2nd day of the Balmoral Show
Nathan Tumelty aged 8 from Downpatrick pictured with a Rouge Ram Lamb at the 2nd day of the Balmoral Show
One of the sheep owners showing another man how to grab the sheep at the 2nd day of the Balmoral Show
Norman Tait from Ballygowan at 2nd day of the Balmoral Show 2011
2 of the judges relax before they have to go judge one of the contests
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank pictured Richard and Reuben McWhinney and Johnath and Mia Burney from Ards.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank pictured Mervyn Rowe and Bernard Kewon from Belleek along with Finton Kewon.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank pictured Chloe Carter, Zoe Latus, Chloe Connolly and Clare McBurney.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank pictured at the show are Lucy McElroy, Steph Lilburn and Rachael Annett.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Camilla Naprous entertains the crowd Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Gerald Naprous entertains the crowd Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Emily Rose McIvor at the show . Gerald Naprous entertains the crowd Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Pig Display Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Pig Display COmmentor Mr Von Byrnes. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Camilla Naprous Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Camilla Naprous Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Camilla Naprous Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Camilla Naprous Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th May 2011. Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comFirst day of the Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank pictured is Sarah Lawson (3) from Belfast with a model cow designed by local school children which won a NI-wide competition organised by Ulster Bank, principal sponsor of the Balmoral Show.The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is IrelandÕs largest agricultural and food show that entertains the whole family. The 143rd show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats.
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY tree watcher.. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY young man at the show . Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY an old biddy on a scooter makes her way around BAlmoral .. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY an old biddy on a scooter makes her way around BAlmoral .. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Eva Young from Castlederg. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY the SHow must go on Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Julie Anna Liddia Mullholland and Aimee Stewart keeping out of the rain . Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Aimee Stewart keeping out of the rain . Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Josiah McDowell from Belfast splashing around. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Josiah McDowell from Belfast splashing around. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY The Cossack Equestrian Stunt Team preform at the Balmoral Show .. Camilla Naprous entertains the crowd. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
PressEye.com - 11th May 2011Balmoral show sees the first of this shows rain showers. Stephen Hamilton Presseye.com
PressEye.com - 11th May 2011Balmoral show sees the first of this shows rain showers. Stephen Hamilton Presseye.com
PressEye.com - 11th May 2011Balmoral show sees the first of this shows rain showers. Stephen Hamilton Presseye.com
PressEye.com - 11th May 2011Balmoral show sees the first of this shows rain showers.A family take cover under a forty foot trailer. Stephen Hamilton Presseye.com
PressEye.com - 11th May 2011Balmoral show sees the first of this shows rain showers.Lucy McElroy,Steph Lilburn and Rachel Annett get soaked in the afternoon showers. Stephen Hamilton Presseye.com
PressEye.com - 11th May 2011Balmoral show sees the first of this shows rain showers. Stephen Hamilton Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Step Eagle at the show .. with John Carmichael of NI school of Falconry Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAYHanna Brownlee from Portadown strokes a Barn Owl .from the NI school of Falconry Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Young farmer minds the cattle in the beef shed Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Young farmers Jennifer and Hanna Gordon groom themselves while minding livestock. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Family day out .. Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
©Mark Pearce/Presseye.com- 11th May 2011 Press Eye Ltd- Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Presseye.comBALMORAL SHOW 2011 WEDNESDAY Watchers watching Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce / Presseye.com
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11.05.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALDTHE FIRST DAY OF THE BALMORAL SHOW KICKS OFF TODAY IN THE KINGS HALL, BELFAST
Phillip Lazenby from County Wexford takes a break as the show got underway today. Balmoral Show 2011, Day 1.
Ciara Griffith pictured with her horse Charlie. Balmoral Show 2011, Day 1
Showjumpers practicing in the arena at the start of the show. Balmoral Show 2011, Day 1
Showjumpers practicing as Judy Pearson from Tipperary watches while keeping herself dry between the showers. Balmoral Show 2011, Day 1
Grainne McKenna's horse, Lucillius being washed by Worsel. Balmoral Show 2011, Day 1
A visitor to the show looks at the goats. Balmoral Show 2011, Day 1
Nicola Davis from Hillsborough saddles up in preparation for the P&O Ferries International Two Phase Show Jumping competition taking place on Wednesday 11th May 2011 as part of the Balmoral Show.
With thousands of visitors expected at this years Balmoral Show, 11-13 May 2011, Translinks Vicky Lowey and Border Collie Ben get ready for Ireland's largest agricultural and food show and encourage people to use frequent Metro and NI Railways services for a hassle-free journey to the Kings Hall Complex.
Lets be friends! Owen McKee tries to make friends with a bunny rabbit from Streamvale Farm. Just one of the many animals that can be seen in the Children's Farm at this year's Balmoral Show. The Show takes place on the 11th-14th May 2011.
Gordon Leeson washing cows for the Balmoral Show 2011, Day 1
FLASHBACK TO BALMORAL SHOW 2010. James Phillips aged 8 pictured on his horse Anna
Third and final day of the Ulster Bank Balmoral Show at the Kings Hall in south Belfast. A dog exhibition pictured during the show
Third and final day of the Ulster Bank Balmoral Show at the Kings Hall in south Belfast. Twelve-year-olds Orlaigh Watterson (left) and Ruth Leader from Dundrod with their Jersey cow - Hockley Delila
Hannah Lilburn, who was awarded Best Dressed at the Balmoral Show
Balmoral Show 2010. A Llama yawns as it wakes up in the children's petting area
A Mangelitsa pig pictured at the final day of the Balmoral Show which took place yesterday in the Kings Hall, Belfast
Balmoral Show 2010. Billy Rolston who will receive an MBA next month from the Queen for contribution to sport working at the showjumping
The third day of the Balmoral Show which took place yesterday in the Kings Hall, Belfast. Conor Swail from Saintfield riding Peninsula Kheelan in the Grand Prix
The dancing dog display during the Balmoral Show 2010
Performing on the Tesco stand at the Balmoral Show, fiddler Adam with Emma McBride from Ballycastle age 5 and Joan Cary from Belfas
Stephanie Farren from Ballyclare cleans her Ayrshire before the show. May 2010
David Scally with Starboard at the Balmoral Show. May 2010
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Balmoral Show. Roy Graham who is the Chief Sheep Supervisor
Minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA was speaking at the Balmoral Show which was attended by President Mary McAleese
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Mihall McCrea enjoys an ice cream at the Balmoral Show. May 2010
The first day of the Balmoral Show. Ellie McGill and Amy Morrow aged 8 petting a pony
Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast 12/5/2010Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin KernoghanSecurity on High Alert as The Prince of Wales enjoying the 'CRAIC' at The Balmoral Show at the King's Hall in Belfast today - The Prince arrived in Northern Ireland on a royal visit. Prince Charles travelled to the Royal Ulster Agricultural Show (RUAS) at the King's Hall complex, south Belfast.He was greeted by a number of dignitaries including the city's Lord Mayor Naomi Long and Dame Mary Peters DBE who is Lord Lieutenant of Belfast.He also met Dr Malcolm McKibbin, Permanent Secretary, DARD, Robin Morrow, John Bamber and Colin McDonald from the RUAS.At the show, he will tour and meet livestock exhibitors, judges and stewards.In the Garden Village at the complex, he will also have the opportunity to view the flower arranging, bee keeping and Young Farmers Club (YFC) exhibits.He is also due to present prizes to breed champions in the course of the afternoon.
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12th May 2010 Balmoral Show - Kirree and Cesar Kermode from Isle of Man
Sharon and Ruby Burgess from Comber
Eva, Killean, Maeve, and Luke O'Hare from Belfast
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Newly Elected MP for North Antrim Ian Paisley Junior meeting HRH Prince Charles at Balmoral Show.
The Prince of Wales at the Balmoral Show. May 2010
Extreme Motocross riders perform tricks in the Grandstand at the Balmoral Show
Extreme Motocross riders perform tricks in the Grandstand
Showjumping at the Balmoral Show. Cruisings Micky Finn ridden by Olive Clarke

While farm animals strutted their stuff for the judges inside the King’s Hall, glamorous females among the masses went on parade for the GOSH Best Dressed competition at Balmoral Hall.





In the agricultural show rings, white stock-showing coats and overalls were, of course, the order of the day.

But on stage, out of the way of the showers, there were frills, parasols, skyscraper heels and fascinators all on show — although there were no fashion faux pas like Princess Beatrice’s much-parodied headgear at the Royal wedding a couple of weeks ago.

Buzz words for the day were ‘vintage’, ‘Audrey Hepburn’ and ‘mix and match’ with most admitting they sourced at least part of their outfits from celeb-copying website As Seen On Screen.

Ulster glamour girl Katie Larmour presented the competition with Hayley and Lisa Harrison from IN! magazine and former Miss Northern Ireland and modelling agency boss Judith Wilson acting as judges.

Among the competitors were country girl Claire O’Brien from Donegal in a matching straw hat and bag, to reflect the fact that she and her family had been exhibiting cattle at the show all week.

Keeping the side up for the older ladies was Marie Burns, a harpist from Moira, who revealed she had used her bus pass to make her way to Belfast and joked: “I made a mistake, I thought it was a glamorous granny competition!”

Making it a family affair were mother and daughter Catherine and Jayne Higgins from Magherafelt, who bought their outfits from different shops on the same street.

There was joy for young Jayne, dressed in a monochrome graffiti-style fitted dress and pink feathered fascinator, as she took the runner-up prize — a meal for two at the King’s Head pub, a make-up hamper from competition sponsor GOSH and a free hairdo from the Alex Mekki salon.

A huge crowd gathered to watch the crowning of the winner, Nicole Caldwell from Banbridge, resplendent in a grey and white strapless empire-line frock and a parasol.

Ms Caldwell took the top prize of a week’s holiday for two in Lake Garda, Italy, sponsored by tour firm Top Flight.

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