Plans are underway for the Great Yorkshire Show 2022, with some new shows and classes, as well as old favourites.

For the first time, there will be sheep dog trials taking place twice a day in the main ring with competitors from UK’s four home nations taking part, with junior and senior semi-finals taking place from Tuesday to Thursday, culminating in a championship on the Friday of the show – which runs from July 12 to July 15 this year.

The trials are being organised by the International Sheep Dog Society and chairman, Ian Fleming, said: “Showcasing the characteristics of a good working dog is always a delight for the handler and a pleasure to watch.

“The ISDS is delighted to join the Great Yorkshire Show with our National champions from 2021 and some of our young handler talent for this premier event. The competing individuals and their dogs are highly talented partnerships and I am certain that everyone will be amazed to see the quality of shepherding possible when handler and dog are working in complete harmony.”

Sporting soprano, Lizzie Jones, from Halifax, will take to the Main Ring to sing every day, culminating in the National Anthem at the end of the show on Friday as a nod to the Queen’s Jubilee. This will be accompanied by a wonderful montage of the Queen’s visits to the Showground over the years thanks to the Yorkshire Film Archive.

The show will also host 'national' breed shows this year, with the Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset and Valais Blacknose breed shows being held at the Great Yorkshire for the first time.

A new GYS Stage will feature big-name farming stars each day of the Great Yorkshire Show, in the former fashion show building. Television presenter, Christine Talbot, will be hosting a chat show on the stage and the celebrities will meet fans afterwards in a meet and greet zone.

Rural stars taking part include Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson, on Tuesday, July 12; popstar turned farmer, JB Gill, on Wednesday, July 13; TV host Matt Baker, on Thursday, July 14; Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owen, on Friday, July 15; and Peter Wright, of The Yorkshire Vet, who will take to the stage each day of the show.

Tickets are available in advance only, they will not be available on the gates.