IT WAS breezy but it stayed dry and the sun even peeped out at times on another successful Gwinear Show.

This year was one of those occasions when it conflicted with Trevithick Day and although that affected numbers going through the gate, the show itself was of a high standard.

That was definitely the case regarding the horse show. Paul Wills, said: "We had an excellent turn-out. The competition was good and the standard of entries was very good."

Mr Wills said that another plus was that a few teething problems associated with the new show arena had been sorted out in the last 12 months.

"It was the second year we've used the showground," he said. "It's a lovely site, stretching to 19 acres, generously provided by the Jewell family, and a few minor issues have been ironed out so the day went very smoothly."

The dog show was also well attended, according to organiser Malcolm Cooper, with almost 100 dogs competing in 21 classes which were judged by Claire Butler, from St Stephen.

Best in show was Amanda Sullivan's English springer spaniel, Molly; reserve best in show was John Ord's (St Austell) Irish setter, and best puppy – Lola– belonged to Sandra Fielder.

The craft marquee was once again well patronised by local suppliers. Organiser Rebecca Shute said that she has been running the marquee for several years and not only had all the usual craft stallholders turned up but several new faces were there as well.

"Word is getting around about Gwinear Show," she said.

Show secretary Trevor Phillips said he was pleasantly surprised at how well support for the show had held up.

"I wondered if the economic downturn would affect us but all the show sponsors were happy to come on board and all the different parts of the show went off very well," he said.