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All classes in this schedule are open to exhibitors residing in any part of the United Kingdom. Exhibits in all classes must be the bona-fide property of the exhibitor and must be in their ownership at the date of the Show. The exhibitor’s name(s) on the Show entry form must be the same as on the animal registration certificate. In the event of the death of an exhibitor between the date of entry and the date of the Show, the executors of the deceased will be deemed to be the exhibitor.
All entries should be on the form supplied and should be signed by the exhibitor or his agent. This entry form, together will all entry fees (and subscriptions, if not already paid) must be received by the Secretary not later than the closing date for entries. Late entries may not be accepted. The entry fee for any animal entered but not exhibited will be forfeited (except as provided for under British Showjumping Rules). Unaccompanied Competitors must provide the Show Organiser a contact telephone number in case of an emergency.
3. Nominations of Entries
The name of the exhibit and all relevant details must be stated on the entry form Except in the case of Showjumping and Side-Saddle classes, no substitution of entries will be allowed after the closing date for entries.
4. Cancellation of Classes
The Society reserves the right to amalgamate or cancel classes or sections in the event of there being insufficient entries. Entry fees for classes cancelled by the Society will be refunded.
Admission to the Show will be by Vehicle Pass, colour coded for the appropriate entrance and fixed to the windscreen in a prominent position, and admission tickets sent with exhibitors numbers depending on the number of animals exhibited.
Tickets for livestock and horse competitors will be allocated as follows:
1-3 animals - 2 tickets
4 animals and over - 3 tickets
Extra persons will be expected to pay for admission and Stewards may inspect vehicles. All exhibitors should be on the Showground at least half an hour before the stated judging time for their respective classes and exhibitors are recommended to arrive earlier to avoid traffic congestion at the entrance gates.
EXHIBITORS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEY BRING ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION TO THE SHOW, AS REQUIRED BY MINISTRY REGULATIONS. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN ANIMALS BEING REFUSED ADMISSION TO THE SHOWGROUND.
The Society’s veterinary surgeons are authorised to refuse permission for any animal to be admitted to the Showground suspected of being infected with a contagious or infectious disease or with a disease or injury which, in their opinion renders it unfit or unsafe to be exhibited. Such an animal will not be allowed to compete. The exhibitor will be held entirely responsible by the Society for any circumstances which may result from the appearance of such an animal on the Showground. The Society reserves the right to take blood samples from any animal which the Judge and/or Stewards suspect may have been dosed with illegal substances. A horse ambulance will be in attendance.
Exhibits shall be identified in the Judging Rings solely by the numbers issued by the Secretary, corresponding to the catalogue entry for the exhibit. Rosettes, awarded in a previous class, must not be worn in the Judging Ring for a group or production class, in the Grand Parade, both numbers and rosettes should be worn.
The Society reserves the right to appoint a substitute should any judge be prevented from attending the Show and all entries are accepted on this understanding. Times of judging, as stated in this Schedule, will be adhered to as strictly as possible but are subject to alteration. Exhibitors must be ready to enter the ring at once when called upon by the Stewards. A public address system will be used to advise horse and pony competitors to be ready but it is SOLELY THE COMPETITORS RESPONSIBILITY to be in the ring in time for their class.
The Judges and Stewards have discretion to withhold or vary the first and any other prizes should the quality of the entry or entries not merit such a prize.
9. Horse Height.
Where the height of the horse or pony is specified in any class, the Judge or Steward may require such animals entered in the class to be measured, unless the animal has an official measurement certificate, issued by the Joint Measurement Scheme. Half an inch will be allowed for normal shoes.
The date of birth should be stated on the entry form for foals. The year of birth only need be stated for horses and ponies. All winners of children’s classes will be expected to produce birth certificates, if necessary. Riders aged 18 years and under on the day of the Show, must state their date of birth on the entry form.
All animals must be secured by halter or other means, except as required at the time of judging. Unruly and fractious animals may be refused admission to the judging rings by the Stewards. Exercising of horses and ponies will only be allowed in the designated exercise areas. Anyone riding a horse or pony anywhere on the Showground must wear a hat, of a standard approved by the governing body under whose rules they are exhibiting and properly fastened. The attention of all exhibitors is drawn to the Society’s Policy, a copy of which may be seen at the Secretary’s marquee.
The Council may at any time, before or during the Show, reject any entry, whether the same has been accepted or not, without giving, reasons and their decision shall be final. The Council also has the power to eject from the Showground any cheap-jacks, hawkers, commercial photographers, or persons whose behaviour they consider to be objectionable. All dogs on the Showground must be kept on leads at all times, except when being exhibited.
Exhibitors of horses and ponies, grooms and attendants must wear correct dress, as approved by the governing body under whose rules they are exhibiting.
Any exhibitor wishing to lodge an objection must do so in writing and must deliver it to the Secretary within an hour of the Judge’s decision being given. Such objections must be accompanied by a deposit of £10 and will be considered by the Council and their decision shall be final. The deposit will be returned if the objection is sustained.
15. Prize Money.
Following the judge’s decision in each class and special award, winning exhibitors will be handed vouchers for their prize money. First and second prize winners are asked to appear in the Grand Parade in the Main Ring. Third and fourth prize winners may join the Grand Parade if they wish. Prize money will be paid in cash at the Treasurer’s caravan, on presentation of prize money vouchers,
following the Parade, except where an objection has been lodged but not yet resolved. Please note that all prize money not collected on the day will be forfeited.
All trophies will be available for collection at the Secretary’s marquee after the Grand Parade. They will be held by the winner for one year but will remain the property of the Society and must be returned as directed by the Secretary.
17. Missed Class.
It is the competitor's responsibility to ensure that they arrive at the start of their classes on time. No refunds will be given if classes are missed.
The Society, its Officers and Staff, disclaim any responsibility and all liability in respect of any accident, damage, injury, disease or loss, howsoever caused, that may occur to any exhibitor or his servant, or the general public, or to any animal, article, vehicle or property brought on to the Showground, or while entering or leaving the Showground. Each exhibitor shall be solely responsible for any loss, injury or damage that may be done to, or occasioned by or arising from any animal, article, vehicle or property, exhibited or brought on to the Showground by him. He shall indemnify and hold harmless the Society from and against all actions, suits, expenses and claims on account of, or in respect of any such damage or injury which may be caused or occasioned.
19. Other Regulations.
Any person, competing or exhibiting an animal in a class covered by a breed society, shall be deemed to have consented to the jurisdiction of that breed society and be subject to its constitution and rules (including any disciplinary procedures) insofar as they are applicable to the Show. This Schedule is issued subject to the orders (if any) of DEFRA and local authorities, which may be applicable at the date of the Show.
Anything not provided for in the foregoing shall be decided by the Society’s Council, whose decision shall be final and binding. On the day of the Show, the Chairman shall have all the powers of the Council under these regulations.