BURWARTON SHOW – THURSDAY 6 AUGUST 2020

Information Notice – 26 March 2020

Burwarton Show Committee members, as organisers of the annual Burwarton Show, are monitoring the current Coronavirus situation closely and carefully.

The Show is still four months away and we continue with our planning and organisation on a “business as usual” basis in anticipation that late summer events can be held.

Many trade stand applications have already been received and continue to come into the Show office. We urge everyone to complete the forms and send them in as soon as possible so that they are on file ready for processing once the situation becomes clearer. Invoices will be issued when we know for sure that the Show can go ahead.

These are very uncertain times for everyone with regulations and restrictions changing almost daily which makes it very difficult for event organisers. The safety of everyone involved is our key priority and any decisions we make will reflect all the current advice available to us at the time.

We thank you for your continued support.

Alan Watkins
Chairman

 

Equine Influenza Vaccinations agreed and recommended by BEF

 

Equine Influenza and Tetanus vaccinations are a compulsory requirement for all horses attending the Burwarton Show.

The requirement for the first 3 vaccinations is as follows: the first 2 vaccinations 21 – 92 days apart, a third booster between 150-215 days, and an annual booster vaccination within 365 days thereafter. No horse should enter competitions within 7 days of an EI vaccination. Foals should commence vaccinations at 6 months old.

This rule may be subject to change on guidance from FEI/BEF and competitors are requested to check the website before entering.  Checks will be made on Show day.

This also applies to all Heavy Horse competitors.

2020 tickets

Save money buy your advanced tickets.


ADULTS
£15.00 in advance or £17.00 Show day

JUNIORS (12-16 years)
£5.00 at all times

Children 11 years and under FREE entry



Main ring attractions this year will include:

Jamie Squibb Freestyle Stunt Team performing breathtaking aerobatics and stunts with three riders for extra excitement.

Shetland Pony Grand National makes a welcome return with their team of Shetland ponies and riders. Jockeys are between 8-14 years old and race all over the country raising money for charity.

 

Other attractions around the showground will include:

The Amerton Arts Studio will return to the Conservation area with their magic wand workshop running all day.

Pentabus Theatre will also be returning and are working on their activities just now.

The Panic Circus will be entertaining youngsters again in the Children’s play area.

Village Green Programme of entertainment throughout the day enjoyed by all ages with: Magic Russ, Punch & Judy, Helen Pearson (Singer) and the Church Stretton Accordion Band.

Further attractions and activities will be added through the year so watch this space.

Children aged 11 years and under admitted to the show free of charge provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Our 2019 Show Highlights

Thank you to EquinePix Photography (www.equinepix.co.uk) and Ruth Rees Photography (www.ruthreesphotography.co.uk) for their services in 2019.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Following a successful well attended AGM on 20 January, the following Officers were appointed for 2020:
Vice President – David Rogers
Chairman – Alan Watkins
Vice Chairman – Martin Clack

MORE NEWS TO FOLLOW

As we get more information and more entertainment confirmed we will post it here.

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Three Shires Cattle Trophy

The Three Shires Cattle Trophy, in association with SELEKT, is a competition which gives farmers the chance to win a championship prize of £1000 and the coveted Three Shires Cattle Trophy.  Runners up will receive £350 and £150 respectively. Points towards the championship will be awarded at three premier agricultural shows.
The Dairy exhibitor with the highest number of points will receive £250 and the Mary Oughton Memorial Trophy.

Collect points at:

  • Hanbury Show on Saturday 4 July 2020
  • Burwarton Show on Thursday 6 August 2020
  • Moreton Show on Saturday 5 September 2020.

Please refer to Livestock exhibitors page for details.

We thank Nimrod Veterinary Products (SELEKT) for generously sponsoring this new prestigious competition.

Charitable Grant Scheme 2020

Following the unprecedented wet weather of the last six months, the farming community has been under a lot of pressure to cope financially, physically and mentally.

The Society has therefore made charitable grant awards to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.), Shropshire Support Network and West Mercia Search & Rescue.

A donation has also been made to West Midlands Air Ambulance from funds raised at the Chairman’s Charity lunch last August.   We are delighted to support all four organisations who provide invaluable support to the farming community.

General Information

DOGS:   Dogs are allowed on the main show field and in the horse field provided they are kept on a tight leash at all times but NOT in the Members Pavilion or grandstand seating area.  Dogs are NOT allowed in the Livestock area at any time.  This rule will be strictly regulated.

SHOW OPENING TIMES: 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. 

CASH FACILITIES:  Cash facilities available at Post Office adjacent to Gate 2

CARERS POLICY: A carer accompanying a disabled person will be given free entry to the Show.

BABY CHANGING FACILITIES: Available on the showground by the Children’s Play Area.

News

Oak Farm

Oak Farm is a working farming enterprise for adults with learning disabilities who live in South Shropshire. The farm is located in Ditton Priors and over the years has attracted interest and support from Burwarton Show and its Committee Members.

Prestigious Queen’s award presented to Burwarton Show volunteers

  Burwarton and District Agricultural Society has been honoured with the highly esteemed Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2016, considered

CARER’S POLICY

One carer will be allowed free entry to the Show when accompanying a qualified full paying disabled person.

Carers will be required to present evidence of supporting documentation when entering the Show. Please bring at least one of the following (printed or scanned copies are acceptable):

  • Middle or Higher Rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of personal independence payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • Recognised assistance dog ID card.

Show Sponsors

JOHNNY BERGIUS