Outgoing President for 2018, The Hon Andrew Shirley, bid farewell to the Society at the Council meeting held on 13 November.
He said; 'Its been a memorable year, I've thoroughly enjoyed myself as President. I had no idea how much work goes into preparing for and putting on Ashbourne Show.Its a great credit to all concerned and something of great value to the local community..
'Spending time walking round the ground on Show Day, seeing all the happy faces and meeting so many people, traders and competitors was really the highlight for me and I congratulate all those who won.
'I must thank everyone who has supported me, whether it was at the Pig Racing last week or by guiding me and pointing me in the right direction during my time as President. I hope that my successor Admiral Sir Trevor Soar enjoys his time as President as much as I have.'
Everyone at Ashbourne Shire Horse Society thanks Andrew for his commitment and enthusiasm and wishes him and his family every success in the future.