All exhibits must be on the showground at least 30 minutes
before the advertised judging time and will be refused entry
once judging starts.
All sheep and cattle must be penned at least 30 minutes
before the advertised judging time.
All exhibitors and competitors must comply with the
instructions of the stewards and judges or their entries are
liable to cancellation.
The Society will make the best arrangements in its power
for the safety and proper accommodation of all persons,
stock, produce and exhibits on the showground, but it will
not assume responsibility for any loss, damage or personal
accident incurred at or in connection with the show.
Horses and cattle must be led by bridle and/or halter and
must remain in the charge of proper attendants until removed
from the showground.
The judging of all classes will commence at the time
stated in the schedule: judging areas will be closed to the
general public until judging is complete. The photography
classes are judged before the show, so the Photography Tent
is open all day.
Each judge will be attended by a steward, whose duties are
to see that no obstructions are offered to judges; that
space allocated to the judges is not encroached upon; to
communicate with the secretary those questions that may
arise for consideration by the committee; to complete the
judges’ reports and results and pass them to the section
secretary and the show secretary at once; to ticket
Only stewards are permitted to go near the judges whilst
judging is in process.
Prize awards may be reduced at the discretion of a section
secretary on the following basis: 1 to 3 entries, 1st
prize only, 1 to 4 entries, 1st and 2nd
prizes only, 5 or more entries, 1st, 2nd
and 3rd prizes. The judge shall award the first
prize to the exhibit adjudged best in each class,
irrespective of the number of entries.
The decision of the judges or their referees will be final
and conclusive, except where fraud, misrepresentation or a
breach of regulations is discovered. Any exhibitor who, in
the opinion of the judge or judges, has been guilty of such
fraud, misrepresentation or breach of regulations shall be
liable to forfeit any prize or other award given to them at
All complaints or protests must be made in writing and
lodged with the show secretary by 4 p.m. on the day of the
show, accompanied by a deposit of £10. If the complaint or
protest is upheld, this deposit will be returned, otherwise
forfeited. The committee’s final decision will be notified
in writing to complainants within 14 days.
Trophy winners must sign and take responsibility for the
safe custody of the trophies whilst in their possession and
return them to the relevant section secretary by August 1st
of the year following the award.
No exhibit may be removed from the showground before 4.30
p.m. without the appropriate section secretary’s permission.
Any exhibit in the produce, handicraft and photography
sections, after winning a prize MAY NOT be re-entered in a