[W]estmorland Agricultural Society (WAS) was honoured to welcome the Countess of Wessex as its President for 2018. The Countess is a keen supporter of agriculture, farming and food production and is a great ambassador for agricultural shows.
Christine Knipe, Chief Executive of WAS, said: “We are delighted and privileged that the Countess of Wessex has chosen to become the President of the Westmorland Agricultural Society this year. We are all really pleased to have her support and it is wonderful for the Westmorland County Show.”
Following her attendance today, (Thursday 8 February), at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, the Countess of Wessex was voted in unanimously as President for 2018.
Founded in 1799, Westmorland is one of the UK’s oldest agricultural societies. Based at Lane Farm, Crooklands near Kendal, activities include the hosting of The Westmorland County Show and Country Fest plus conference facilities and educational initiatives.
The Westmorland County Show was voted as one of the UK’s favourite agricultural shows, and won Tourism Event of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards in 2015. This one day Show offers visitors a fantastic day out, with cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horse classes plus so much more. Visitors can shop till they drop amongst the hundreds of trade stands and will be tempted by artisan chocolates, cheeses, pies, gins and much more in the North West’s largest local Food Hall.
Christine, added: “As part of her role as President, the Countess of Wessex will be attending this year’s County Show which will take place on Thursday 13 September 2018. An already popular event will be made even more special this year with a Royal visitor.”
The Westmorland County Show is held at the Showground, Crooklands near Kendal, for more details check out www.westmorlandshow.co.uk