Animals Pets It's All About Sheep at This Fair By Catie Leary Writer and Photographer Georgia State University Catie Leary writes and curates visual stories about science, animals, the arts, travel, and the natural world. our editorial process Catie Leary Updated March 06, 2019 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species (Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images) A racing sheep jumps over hurdles on Sept. 28 at the Masham Sheep Fair in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The fair, which is celebrating its 25th year, covers a range of activities including sheep racing, sheepdog demonstrations and fleece stalls. Masham has a robust tradition around the sheep trade — as many as 70,000 sheep are sold each year. * * * (Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images) David Holt, 13, of Pickering, England, poses with his second-place Oxford Down lamb. * * * (Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images) A woman carries bundles of fleece at the fair. * * * (Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images) A sheepdog keeps a vigilant watch as Betty Palmer paints the horns of one of her sheep at the fair.