Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen ‘disappointed’ over cancellation ‘It’s a major event’04/22/2021
Our Yorkshire Farm: Amanda Owen discusses the Muker Show
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Every year the Owen family head to the Muker Show where they have a long history of winning awards. However the social distancing restrictions, the show was cancelled in 2020 and Amanda Owen decided to create her own competition for her children who were gutted to miss out.
“Like so many other things around the country, the annual summer show in Muker is cancelled,” the narrator explained on the latest episode of Our Yorkshire Farm.
“It’s major event for the Owen family who have attended the show every year since the kids were born. So missing it is a huge disappointment.”
Amanda explained: “Usually we look forward to Muker show because it’s the end of the school holidays, it’s all the signs that it’s time to knuckle down but not this year of course because, you haven’t been to school since when Edith?”
“March,” her daughter replied as Amanda continued: “Easter? Of course Muker show is cancelled, we haven’t got that to look forward to.
“What we’re going to do is like do our favourite parts of Muker show but do them ourselves.”
The family decided they would get their nine children involved to hold their own family show at Ravenseat farm.
Amanda explained to her children they would be doing a Fell Race but advised “don’t go to fast because you have a bit of a climb”.
Edith listened to her mum’s instructions before drawing a map of the land and where she needs to go.
The course would be around three miles long and the children were all looking forward to taking part.
The Fell Race usually takes place off road and is over a significant gradient with runners prepared for tricky terrain.
Miles has won the junior Fell Race twice and won £20 each time.
In 2020, Amanda shared her disappointed of not being able to compete for the ladies race which she had been training for.
She tweeted: “In a normal year yesterday would have been @mukershow. Our big day out.
“Miles wanted to win the junior fell race trophy for 3rd time.
“I ran adult fell race on my own the night before to see if I could do it.
“This year I was doing it for real. #scuppers #plans.”
Also in the episode, Amanda spoke of giving her eight year old son Sidney more responsibility.
She and husband Clive gave him a young sheepdog, Nell, who he would train up while they also encouraged him to learn more about caring for a flock of sheep.
“That responsibility feels quite nice and grown-up,” Sidney revealed.
Our Yorkshire Farm continues on Tuesday at 9pm on Channel 5.
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