With less than two months go to until Cornwall’s largest annual event gets underway, entries for the numerous competitive livestock and equine classes at the 2019 Royal Cornwall Show will soon close.
Thousands of exhibitors will travel from across the region, and in some cases from much further afield, to be in the running to win a highly prized Royal Cornwall title when the show takes place (6-8 June).
As is always the case there have been some subtle changes within the classes offered this year to reflect current trends and ensure the show remains as relevant as ever.
The cattle section will boast an exciting new team competition for the first time this year for both the dairy and beef categories.
The action will unfold on Friday 7th June within the cattle judging ring, sponsored by Dunbia, where exhibitors representing each breed will join forces to create a team of five animals to compete against the other breeds within their section.
It’s a special year for the British Charollais sheep as the Royal Cornwall has been selected as a focus show for the breed.
This will bring national coverage as judging from the breed classes will be broadcast live from the event and provide competitors the opportunity to showcase and promote the quality of their flocks to a wider industry audience.
In the equine section, the Dartmoor pony section welcomes a new class for two to three-year-old colts.
In the main ring a new show jumping competition that was successfully introduced at last year’s show, the mini major, is being expanded to accommodate eight pairs of competitors.
Entries close for the cattle, sheep, pig and equine classes on Wednesday 17th April and show secretary, Christopher Riddle, is hoping for another bumper year.
“The competitive classes are right at the heart of the Royal Cornwall Show. We continue to enjoy excellent support from exhibitors, last year, for example, we had our third highest sheep entry on record and the second highest in the pig section.
“No doubt the competition will be hot and we look forward to offering everyone who heads to Wadebridge to participate a warm Cornish welcome.”
Full details for competitors can be found by visiting www.rcsentries.co.uk.
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