Preparations are well underway for the 2020 Burwarton Show – main ring entertainment has been booked and will see the return of two visitor favourites – Jamie Squibb Freestyle Stunt Team and the Shetland Pony Grand National. Other attractions around the showground will be announced in the coming months.


Following local outbreaks of equine flu and upon advice from Vets, ALL horses will HAVE to be vaccinated within the last 6 months, but not within 7 days of the show date.

ALL PASSPORTS will be checked on entry to the showground. This will also apply to Heavy horse competitors.

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.


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


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.


The Society has awarded charitable grants to:

  • Cleobury Mortimer Horticultural Society Children’s Competition 2020 – Grant awarded to cover cost purchasing seeds and growing containers and prizes in support of the 2020 competition.
  • Millie Preece selected to represent England for the NFYFC at the Rural Youth Europe Autumn Seminar in Switzerland where members from similar organisations from across Europe gather to discuss rural issues and exchange ideas and opinions over common rural issues. Millie is in her final year at Harper Adams University studying Food and Consumer studies, an active member of the Much Wenlock YFC and also Treasurer of the Burwarton Show YFC Committee. She actively supports the Show and we are delighted to assist with her forthcoming trip to Switzerland.
  • Ludlow Young Farmers Club whose members actively support the setting up and stewarding of the Burwarton show.

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.

Training Bursary Scheme

The Society has set aside funds to assist farmers and others in the rural Community towards the costs of meeting the legislative requirements for training in the rural environment. Funding is being offered during 2020 and we encourage interested parties to make an early application whilst funds are available.

Suitable training might include, but is not limited to, Animal Health & Transportation, Animal Welfare, ATVs, Chainsaws, Pesticides, Telescopic Handlers, Trailer Towing and Vermin Control. All applications will be considered on merit.

Applications should be made in writing to:
The Show Manager, The Show Office,
Burwarton, Bridgnorth WV16 6QJ.


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


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