ESTATE agent and auctioneer McCartney’s, the agricultural industry specialist, has sponsored a new sector of the Three Counties Show, which starts on Friday.

The Inter Hunt Competition will be held in the main arena at the Malvern Showground on Saturday at 1.20pm.

A fast and thrilling spectacle is expected from the teams comprising riders from Worcestershire hunts.

A perpetual trophy will be awarded by McCartney’s who will also be sponsoring rosettes for all the teams taking part.

John Uffold, chairman of McCartney’s, said: “We are delighted to sponsor a new sector of the show, which in turn revolves around the agricultural community”.

The company has for many years sponsored the lamb carcass class with the prize-winning lambs being sold by auction on the showground on the Saturday.