The Dorset County Show 2023 came to a close after a second successful day saw thousands flock to Dorchester for a day of sun, stands and sheep.

There was a host of attractions, stalls and shows for visitors to see and do at this year's event with demonstrations including sheep shearing, monster trucks and the Dorset Axemen.

As ever, the livestock attractions proved to be ever popular with people gathering at the main ring to see prizes given out for cows, goats and sheep.

Temperatures soared to more than 25C as the prize animals basked in the September sunshine.

New for 2023 the Dorset County Show also featured a monster truck display featuring the largest and heaviest monster truck in the world.

Big Pete, the 16ft tall and 12ft wide monster truck weighing 7.5 tons wowed the crowds with a smashing display where Big Pete successfully destroyed everything in its path.

Big Pete pilot Michael Murty said: "The crowd were amazing, when I was in the truck I could see the crowd all up the hill, I couldn't believe how many people were watching."

The show also featured a black horse called Amadeus, who famously appeared running along a beach in a series of adverts for Lloyds Bank.

Owner Jonathan Marshall performed a show alongside Amadeus and his four falcons in a display of "freedom".

Mr Marshall said: "The show is about freedom, I let the animals roam free and just talk the audience through how they interact."

County Show Vice-Chairman Jason Bowerman said: "The show has gone really well, the forecast has been even better than we predicted.

"The car parks have been full, the attractions are getting huge followings, especially the monster trucks.

"It is a really busy showfield, all of the events are being supported and it is a really lovely atmosphere.

"It takes the whole year to prepare for the show, the preparations for next year inevitably start soon after this year's show.

"We have about 400 volunteers who actually deliver the show, many who have been involved for 40 or 50 years, so we are hugely reliant on our amazing volunteers.

"There has been a lot of happy people, getting hot in the sunshine but loving it."