Events

Many of the events or shows below are not organised by RBST. You are advised to check with the organisers about the latest details before setting out.

For details of events attended or organised by one of our local Support Groups, please go to Support Groups

Shows

Royal Welsh Spring Festival

Location: The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

Start date: 17th May 2014

End date: 18th May 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01982 553683

Email : requests@rwas.co.uk

The number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustainable living. The Festival includes classes for conventional and rare breed livestock, a Green Horizons & Sustainable Living Exhibition, a vintage machinery display, a Premier Open Dog Show with over 1000 entries, and a Folk Dance Festival.

Devon County Show

Area: Devon

Location: Devon County Showground,Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter,Devon, EX5 1DJ

Start date: 22nd May 2014

End date: 24th May 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01392 446000

Email : info@dcshow.org

Fax: 01392 444808

Sherborne Castle Country Fair and Rare Breeds Show

Area: Dorset

Location: Sherborne Castle, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR

Start date: 26th May 2014

End date: 26th May 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01935 428405

Email : dorset.rarebreeds@yahoo.co.uk

Classes: Sheep: Primitive, Shetlands, Heath/Hillbred, Portland, Shortwool, Longwool, Wool on the Hoof, Fleeces, Young handler Pigs: Berkshire/Large Black, British Lop/Middle White/Welsh, Saddleback, Tamworth, Gloucester Old Spot/Oxford Sandy and Black, Young Handler Cattle: Rare and Traditional, Dexters Horses: Heavy horses, light horses, ponies Schedules/entry forms from: Ruth Summerley, 4 Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2ED Tel 01935 428405 by email or downloaded from the website. Closing date for entries: 3 May 2014

Royal Cornwall

Area: Cornwall

Location: Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7JE

Start date: 5th June 2014

End date: 7th June 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01208 812183

Email : info@royalcornwall.co.uk

Fax: 01208 812713

Royal Three Counties Show

Area: Three Counties Showground, Malvern

Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW UK

Start date: 13th June 2014

End date: 15th June 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01684 584900

Email : info@threecounties.co.uk

Be part of a Great British day out! Get yourself down to the Royal Three Counties Show (13th-15th June 2014) for a jam packed day of family entertainment and fun, all in celebration of our great British farming world and countryside

Honley Show

Area: West Yorkshire

Location: Showground, Famley Tyas, Huddersfield, West Yorskhire, HD4 6UW

Start date: 14th June 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01484 661072

Email : info@honleyshow.co.uk

The aims of Honley Show Society are to promote agriculture, outdoor skills and responsibility for the countryside. Whether used for leisure or employment the countryside is there to be enjoyed by all, particularly on show day. The Honley Show takes place in one of the most picturesque locations of any one day rural show, providing plenty of space, ample parking, and overlooking vast expanses of beautiful countryside from all directions. The site is only 15 minutes from Huddersfield, 30 minutes from Wakefield and within easy access from Leeds, Manchester and other major cities in the region.

Royal Norfolk Show

Location: Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT

Start date: 25th June 2014

End date: 26th June 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01603 748 931

Email : enquiries@royalnorfolkshow.com

Fax: 01603 748 729

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 show! We will also be holding a special one day preview for this year’s show at The Forum, Norwich on Saturday 12 April from 10am-4pm. From livestock and farming, to live music and food there will be something for the whole family to experience at this special free event in the heart of Norwich.

Emley Show

Area: West Yorkshire

Location: Factory Farm, Emley Moor, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Start date: 2nd August 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 07736677700

Email : secretary@emleyshow.co.uk

Emley Show is one of the best attended and respected agricultural days out in Yorkshire – and a great day out for all the family. It is a real true agricultural show – but with something for the whole family – and a picturesque backdrop across Huddersfield and beyond. The amazing location ‘beneath the mast’ in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside allows families and exhibitors alike to enjoy a wide range of activities, agricultural events, country crafts, family entertainment and competitions. Last year around 12,000 visitors passed through the gates, attracting families from all over Huddersfield, Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Kirklees, Calderdale, Yorkshire and beyond.

Stoneleigh Country and Livestock Show

Area: Warwickshire

Location: Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth

Start date: 16th August 2014

End date: 17th August 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 07974 778806

Town will meet country as we welcome families and young visitors from both urban and rural Britain to this new, exciting and sustainable modern country show. This event presents a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to see and learn about British livestock showing whilst experiencing and participating in a range of country pursuits and traditional rural crafts.

Shows and Sales

Kendal Spring Rare Breed Cattle Sale

Area: Cumbria

Location: NWA Junction 36 - Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7FP

Start date: 3rd May 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01539 566200

Sale of Traditional and Native Breeds of Sheep and Cattle

Area: Shrewsbury Auction Centre, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DR

Location: Shrewsbury

Start date: 26th July 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01743 462620

To Incorporate the Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association (West) Show & Sale To include a new sale of smallholders and vintage equipment and machinery Entries now being welcomed Contact Shrewsbury Auction 01743 462620 Download Catalogue from www.hallsgb.com

Traditional and Native Rare Breeds Show and Sale

Area: Leicestershire

Location: Melton Mowbray market Melton Mowbray Leicestershire

Start date: 12th September 2014

End date: 13th September 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01664 562971

Email : tw@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

For entry forms and information,contact: Tim Webster 01664 562971 or via Email or visit http://www.grassroots.co.uk/ to download entr forms.

Carlisle Rare Breeds Show and Sale

Area: Carlisle Cumbria

Location: Borderway Mart, Carlisle

Start date: 20th September 2014

Website: Visit website

Email : info@hhgroupplc.co.uk

For further information or to register your entry please contact our Pedigree Department on 01228 406230 or email direct. H&H Group plc Borderway Mart, Rosehill Carlisle Cumbria CA1 2RS

Sedgemoor Show & Sale 2014

Area: Somerset

Location: Sedgemoor Auction Centre

Start date: 25th September 2014

End date: 25th September 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01278 410 278

Email : rebecca.hurd@gth.net

Fax: N/A

Rare or Traditional Breeds of Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Poultry and Fleeces. Sale only of Native Breeds of Horses, Ponies and Donkeys Some Breed Societies will be holding their National Shows and Sales.

Chelford Annual Show and Sale

Area: Chelford, Macclesfield Cheshire

Location: CHELFORD AGRICULTURAL CENTRE, Chelford, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9AX

Start date: 27th September 2014

Telephone: see below

Email : chelford@frankmarshall.co.uk

Fax: see below

Entry forms available from the Auctioneers: Marshall Auctioneers and Valuers Chelford Agricultural Centre Chelford Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 9AX Tel: 01625 861122 Fax: 01625 860079 Email: chelford@frankmarshall.co.uk

10th Annual Coloured Breed Sheep Sale

Area: Llandovery

Start date: 28th September 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 01267 230645

Email : carmarthen@ctf-uk.com

Fax: 01267 230646

Training

Conservation Grazing in Practice

Area: Ebworth, Gloucestershire

Location: Gloucestershire

Start date: 30th April 2014

End date: 1st May 2014

Telephone: 02476 696551

Email : accounts@rbst.org.uk

This two-day course is aimed at delegates wishing to improve their understanding of the management of livestock for conservation grazing. The focus is on practical considerations for the design and implementation of grazing projects, including relevant legislation. The course consists of classroom lectures and discussion together with outdoor practical sessions

Conservation Grazing in Practice

Area: Stirling, Scotland

Location: West Moss-side organic farm, Thornhill, Stirling FK8 3QJ

Start date: 16th September 2014

End date: 17th September 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 02476 696551

Email : accounts@rbst.org.uk

This two-day LANTRA Accredited course is aimed at delegates wishing to improve their understanding of the management of livestock for conservation grazing. The focus is on practical considerations for the design and implementation of grazing projects, including relevant legislation. The course consists of classroom lectures and discussion together with outdoor practical sessions

Conservation Grazing in Practice course

Area: Ebworth, Gloucestershire

Location: Ebworth Centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Start date: 1st October 2014

End date: 2nd October 2014

Website: Visit website

Telephone: 02476 696551

Email : accounts@rbst.org.uk

This two-day course is aimed at delegates wishing to improve their understanding of the management of livestock for conservation grazing. The focus is on practical considerations for the design and implementation of grazing projects, including relevant legislation. The course consists of classroom lectures and discussion together with outdoor practical sessions

Wool and Spinning Events

Shipston Wool Fair

Area: Warwickshire

Start date: 26th May 2014

Website: Visit website

Great local event in its fourth year. See rare breeds of sheep, wool and sheep-related merchandise, wool crafts and shearing demonstrations all in Shipston town centre.