THIS year's Llanfyllin Show will be a new experience for one regular competitor.

The event at Bodfach Hall on August 11 will be the first time in 42 years that Tracy Jones, thanks to her new role as chairman.

She said: "I have been competing at Llanfyllin Show since I was three and it’s going to be a big shock not competing this year,”

Tracy, who breeds Welsh part-bred horses at Borderfields Stud in Llansantffraid, has served on the show committee for a decade and been the horse section secretary for five years.

Tracy follows in the footsteps of her father, John, who was chairman three years ago.

She shows and competes with her horses around the country and picked up the Welsh part-bred championship at the Royal Welsh Show on 2014 and 2017 and has also won the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

A former pupil of Llanfihangel Primary School and Llanfyllin High School, Tracy has lived in Llansantffraid for 22 years and is passionate about the show.

“Bodfach Hall is such a lovely setting for the show which brings everybody together and there is a wonderful community spirit.” she said

The headline attraction at this year’s action-packed show is the Flyin Ryan Motorcycle Stunt Show.

Other attractions include Porthywaen Silver Band, sheep shearing, sheepdog trials, a vintage machinery display, a fun fair, classes for horses, sheep, goats, horticulture, floral art, cookery and crafts, a village green, Punch and Judy show, children’s races and an It’s a Knockout competition.

Entries for the show close on Thursday, August 2 when secretaries of all sections will be available at the Institute, Llanfyllin from 2pm to 6pm to receive them.

Horses may be entered on the day for an additional fee of £1 per entry.