TORRENTIAL rain didn't stop hundreds of spectators get a kick out of the Wiltshire Donkey Show, which made its way to Dauntsey over the weekend for its fourth year.

Over 100 donkeys from across the country made their way to Scots Smith farmyard on Sunday for the annual event, where each donkeys abilities were put to test in a working environment, in show or dressage.

Sheila Wade, a member of the Wiltshire Donkey Show committee, said: "It was an exceptional day and even though the numbers were down, we had a record number of donkeys for the show and they all came on the day and had a really good time.

"This is the fourth year we have run this and we've had good weather for the last three, so we can't complain! It didn't deter the donkeys from coming and I think we had about 108 this year."

The weather this year meant that the organisers had to cancel the drive down to the Wilts and Berks Canal and instead the drivers strutted their stuff in the farmyard. Ten donkeys from a 25-mile radius also took part in the local donkey category, which is much more than the show has ever seen before."

"The team would really like to thank everyone who turned out to support them despite the wet weather," Mrs Wade added.

"It was a wet and windy day but we've already started planning for next year."