But if it's horses you're after, you can't go wrong with these guys:
Have a close look at the curly coat on this foal.
Of course, not all horses are huge, look:
This little colt came fourth in the youngstock class.
He let me get down and give him a cuddle, which was so sweet.
Deer hounds, apparently, and very friendly (but I did have a cake in my bag by then!)
Of course, there is the possibility that you're not interested in the animal side of things,
but there is another side to Ashover Show, that mostly revolves around food. Let me explain:
Five eggs on a plate, either five the same, or five completely different.
Not got chickens? What about this, then?
I may have a crack at the lemon curd next year, so watch this space!
And every type of vegetable known to man.
Something for Mr O to aim for, for next year?
There was also a fabulous craft tent but I didn't dare take any photos!
And then the rain came down and I decided to wend my way home,
walking up the steepest of hills
with only blackberries to sustain me.
I did see these chaps, though:
A taste of rural England, at it's very best.
Even though it decided to pour with rain in the afternoon.
(and I got home to find Mr O poorly and asleep on the sofa!)