DANCING horses, exotic-sounding dogs, a military band and livestock and trade stands galore all promise to bring the North Devon Show back with a bang next month after last year s disappointing cancellation due to extreme weather. At the heart of the show

DANCING horses, exotic-sounding dogs, a military band and livestock and trade stands galore all promise to bring the North Devon Show back with a bang next month after last year's disappointing cancellation due to extreme weather.At the heart of the show at Belle Vue, Huntshaw, on August 6, will be 1,200 entries in the livestock section, including 60 native Devon cattle.A wide range of special attractions include local countryman and TV star Johnny Kingdom, Jive Pony dancing horses, the Salamanca Band of the Rifles, Ridgeside lurcher racing team, Jonathan Waterer heavy horses, Jonathan Marshall falconry, Victor Pitts' sheepdog display, vintage cars and tractors, donkey rides and Young Farmers' antics.There will also be pony club games, wide ranging demonstrations of country pursuits and rural skills, plus food and horticultural demonstrations.Trade stands are full, with more than 430 stands in the marquees and open trade space. The dog show has a full range of classes, with 532 dogs entered. They will be in all shapes and sizes, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes and including the introduction of a rare breed in the hound group - the Portuguese Podengo!