I have been liaising with the Management Committee of Burwarton & District Agricultural Society over the last few weeks and I am very sorry to inform you that under the current serious situation that the country finds itself in with the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel that we have no other option than to cancel the 2020 Burwarton Show due to be held on Thursday 6th August.

It is a decision made after much debate and with deep regret. The health and safety of our members, visitors, exhibitors, stewards and volunteers is paramount to us and we feel that under the present restrictions and Government guidelines it would be unwise and nigh on impossible to attempt to hold a Show.

We know that Burwarton Show is a calendar highlight for many and this will disappoint everyone who loves the Show as much as we do. The Society would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in our wonderful organisation and thank in advance our exhibitors and sponsors for their continuing support and understanding at this time, we will be contacting them in the next few days.

We will continue to support our rural communities however we can and we all very much look forward to welcoming you to next year’s Show on Thursday 5th August 2021.

Please note that the 2020 Handicraft Schedule of classes will be carried forward to 2021 and that all items made to-date can be entered next year.

All 2019 trophy winners should retain these until 2021 when the Show Manager will be in touch to arrange safe return.

We hope that you, your family and friends stay well during these extremely challenging and unprecedented times.

Alan Watkins
Burwarton & District Agricultural Society
1 May 2020

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.

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

This competition is cancelled for 2020 but will return in 2021


View the 2019 show results here


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.


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