THE GARSTANG & DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY PROUDLY PRESENT

SHEEP

Chief Steward – Mrs Janet Simpson

There’s no such thing as “just a sheep”! Sheep are incredible animals, able to adapt to living on the hills or lowland fields as well as tolerating extremes temperatures, according to their breed. As with cattle, new breeds have been introduced from abroad, but at Garstang Show, we’re delighted to welcome a huge variety breeds for your perusal. From the local hill sheep, the Mule, to the Beltex, famed for its excellent meat, every animal is bred for a purpose, whether it be gracing your dining table or clothing you with its wool. Sheep have become so popular at the show that, this year, we may have to limit entry numbers!

Entries will be taken from 1st May 2020.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES FRIDAY 17th JULY 2020

NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

(a) non-pregnant (empty);

(b) have not lambed within 30 days prior to entry to the show;

(c) not subject to procedures which change the seasonal breeding pattern.

 

If you are a member of the temporary Scrapie Export Register or fully accredited member of Category IV of the Sheep and Goat Health Scheme and intend to enter your animals please complete the necessary portion of the Entry form.

 

All exhibits to have been the property of the exhibitor three months prior to Show Day. No substitutions in sheep classes. Classes, where appropriate, may be amalgamated at the steward’s discretion.

 

MOVEMENT LICENCES MUST BE HANDED IN AT THE STEWARD’S STATION ON ARRIVAL AT THE SHOWGROUND. PLEASE NOTE: ANIMALS MUST NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE SHOW FIELD BEFORE 4.00 P.M.

 

Judging commences: 10.00 a.m.

 

JUDGES

OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP & YOUNG HANDLER - Mr K Wilson

SUFFOLK - Mr M Walton

TEXEL - Mr R Bradley

BELTEX - Mr M Jennings

BLUE TEXEL - Mr J Wood

LONK - Mr J Kempson

SWALEDALE - Mr M Rukin

BLUE FACED LEICESTER & MULES - Mr N Allen

JACOBS - Mr I Grisedale

BRITISH BREEDS - Mr I Grisedale

ZWARTBLES - Mr M Bigland

MIXED CONTINENTAL - Mr J Capstick

BUTCHERS’ LAMBS TRADITIONAL - Mr K Wilson

PRIMITIVE & SHETLAND - Tbc

HEBRIDEAN - Mr & Mrs Fecitt

 

ENTRY FEE: £3.00 Per Entry (All Breeds)

PRIZE MONEY: 1st, £8, 2nd, £6, 3rd, £4, 4th Rosettes to 4th place

SUFFOLK

(MV & Non-MV Accredited)

CLASS

  1. RAM SHEARLING UPWARDS
  2. RAM LAMB, born 2020. To be in breeder’s hands
  3. UNTRIMMED RAM LAMB, born 2020
  4. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020
  5. GIMMER SHEARLING
  6. GIMMER LAMB

 

SUFFOLK CLASSES ARE KINDLY SPONSORED BY Beacon Farm Vets,

Brockholes Auction Mart, Claughton-on-Brock.

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10 (Can be entered on the day) SPECIAL PRIZES FOR SUFFOLK CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5

Best Pair Exhibitor Bred (Male and Female).

Perpetual Cup presented by J. F. Close & Son Limited (Dairy Engineers), Galgate

 

TEXEL

(MV & Non-MV Accredited)

  1. AGED RAM
  2. RAM SHEARLING
  3. RAM LAMB, born 2020
  4. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020
  5. GIMMER SHEARLING
  6. GIMMER LAMB
  7. BEST PAIR LAMBS

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10 (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR TEXEL CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5

 

BELTEX

(MV & Non-MV Accredited)

  1. AGED RAM
  2. RAM SHEARLING
  3. RAM LAMB, born 2020
  4. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020
  5. GIMMER SHEARLING
  6. GIMMER LAMB

 

 Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10 (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR BELTEX CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5

 

 

 

BLUE TEXEL

(MV & Non-MV Accredited)

  1. AGED RAM
  2. RAM SHEARLING
  3. RAM LAMB, born 2020
  4. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020
  5. GIMMER SHEARLING
  6. GIMMER LAMB

 

BLUE TEXEL CLASSES ARE KINDLY SPONSORED BY QuickFencer Ltd Blackburn

Best Group (One Male, Two Females)

Special Cash Prize of £10. (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR BLUE TEXEL

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10.

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

 

ZWARTBLES

(MV & Non-MV Accredited)

  1. RAM SHEARLING UPWARDS
  2. RAM LAMB, born 2020
  3. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020
  4. GIMMER SHEARLING
  5. GIMMER LAMB

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10. (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR ZWARTBLES CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10.

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

 

MIXED CONTINENTAL including CHAROLLAIS

(MV & Non-MV Accredited)

  1. RAM SHEARLING UPWARDS
  2. RAM LAMB
  3. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020
  4. GIMMER SHEARLING
  5. GIMMER LAMB

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10. (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR MIXED CONTINENTAL

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10.

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

 

TRADITIONAL BRITISH BREEDS

(MV & Non-MV Accredited) (Please endorse Entry Form if Accredited)

  1. AGED RAM
  2. SHEARLING RAM
  3. RAM LAMB, born 2020
  4. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020
  5. GIMMER SHEARLING
  6. GIMMER LAMB

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10. (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR TRADITIONAL BRITISH BREEDS

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10.

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

 

LONK

  1. AGED RAM
  2. RAM SHEARLING
  3. RAM LAMB, born 2020. To be in breeder’s hands
  4. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020
  5. GIMMER SHEARLING
  6. GIMMER LAMB

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10 (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR LONK CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5

 

SWALEDALE

  1. AGED RAM
  2. RAM SHEARLING
  3. RAM LAMB, born 2020. To be in breeder’s hands.
  4. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020.
  5. GIMMER SHEARLING
  6. GIMMER LAMB
  7. BEST PAIR OF LAMBS Must have been shown in previous classes.

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10 (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR SWALEDALE CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5

 

BLUE FACED LEICESTER

  1. AGED RAM
  2. RAM SHEARLING
  3. RAM LAMB, born in 2020. To be in breeder’s hands.
  4. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020.
  5. GIMMER SHEARLING
  6. GIMMER LAMB
  7. BEST PAIR OF LAMBS Must have been shown in previous classes.

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10. (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR BLUE FACED LEICESTER CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10.

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

 

MULES

  1. MULE EWE TO HAVE LAMBED 2020
  2. GIMMER SHEARLING
  3. PAIR OF GIMMER SHEARLINGS
  4. GIMMER LAMB
  5. PAIR OF GIMMER LAMBS
  6. PEN OF 5 GIMMER LAMBS

 

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR MULE CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10.

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

 

JACOBS

To be judged under Jacob Sheep Society Rules.

  1. RAM SHEARLING UPWARDS
  2. RAM LAMB, born 2020
  3. EWE, to have suckled lambs in 2020
  4. GIMMER SHEARLING
  5. GIMMER LAMB

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £5. (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR JACOB CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £2.

 

BUTCHERS’ LAMBS - Not to be exhibited in any other class

  1. TWO LAMBS CONTINENTAL
  2. TWO LAMBS TRADITIONAL

 

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR BUTCHERS LAMBS

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

 

PRIMITIVE & SHETLAND

  1. SHEARLING RAM UPWARDS
  2. RAM LAMB, born 2020.
  3. EWE to have suckled lambs in 2020.
  4. GIMMER SHEARLING
  5. GIMMER LAMB

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10. (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR PRIMITIVE & SHETLAND CLASSES

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10.

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

 

HEBRIDEAN

  1. SHEARLING RAM UPWARDS
  2. RAM LAMB, born 2020
  3. EWE to have suckled lambs in 2020
  4. GIMMER SHEARLING
  5. GIMMER LAMB

 

Best Group (One Male, Two Females) Special Cash Prize of £10. (Can be entered on the day)

SPECIAL PRIZES FOR HEBRIDEAN

Society Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £10.

Society Reserve Championship Rosette and Special Cash Prize of £5.

 

  1. RBST YOUNG SHEPHERD OF THE YEAR

The winner/s of the Junior Handling Classes will be eligible to take part in the RBST Young

Shepherd Competition 2020. If the class winner has already qualified the next highest placed

eligible competitor not previously qualified can go forward.

TO BE ENTERED ON THE ENTRY FORMS OR ENTRIES ON THE DAY BY 12 Noon

To be judged approximately 2.00 p.m. Age ranges: under 8, 8 - 12 and13-16 (classes may be

amalgamated if insufficient entries).

Class 194 kindly sponsored by NWF Agriculture, Bilsborrow Blend Site, PR3 0RP.

Tel: 01995 643469.

 

CHALLENGE CUPS FOR SHEEP SECTION

Challenge Cups to be presented to respective Champions after the Supreme Champion class at

approximately 2.00 pm.

SUPREME CHAMPION. The Society Perpetual Challenge Cup. The Society Supreme Rosette and

Special Cash Prize of £50.

RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION. The Society Reserve Supreme Champion Rosette and Special

Cash Prize of £25.

THE FOXHOLES PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP. Exhibitor gaining most points in the Sheep Section,

excluding Special Prizes.

Points : 1st = 3 2nd = 2 3rd = 1

EXHIBITOR BRED CHAMPION. Col RH Odgen Fairthwaite Challenge Cup.

TRADITIONAL BRITISH BREED CHAMPION. Silver Teapot.

CHAMPION SUFFOLK. The Garstang Guardian Perpetual Challenge Cup.

CHAMPION LONK. The Robert Stirzaker Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup presented by Mr &

Mrs Robert Stirzaker, Scorton.

CHAMPION SWALEDALE. Perpetual Cup presented by John Taylor, 5 Broadacre, Caton, Lancaster.

CHAMPION GROUP SWALEDALE. The Robert P. Stirzaker Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup

donated by his wife, Mary & Family.

CHAMPION TEXEL. Trophy presented by Ardex Carpet Warehouse.

CHAMPION CHAROLLAIS. Perpetual Challenge Cup presented by GA & EA Bargh.

CHAMPION BLUE FACED LEICESTER. Ingham Nitrovit Trophy.

CHAMPION JACOB. The Andrew Dickinson Memorial Cup.

CHAMPION OF GROUPS. The Ciba-Geigy Top Clip Challenge Cup, presented by Ciba-Geigy Agro

Chemicals Ltd.

BEST PAIR BUTCHERS’ LAMBS W Taylor Trophy, presented by W Taylor & Son of Preston.

BEST PAIR EXHIBITOR BRED (MALE & FEMALE) SUFFOLK. JF Close Perpetual Cup presented by

JF Close & Son Limited (Dairy Engineers), Galgate.

CHAMPION MULE. Perpetual Cup presented by Brockholes Auction Mart Ltd.

PRIMITIVE CHAMPION. The John Baldwin Memorial Shield.

CHAMPION  ZWARTBLES. Capt W Paget Tomlinson Cup

CHAMPION HEBRIDEAN. Ciba Gergy Challenge Cup

CHAMPION BLUE TEXEL. Quickfencer Cup

All Exhibitors who enter shall be considered to have read the following Rules & Regulations as laid down by the Show Committee. Anything not covered but brought into question will be decided by the relevant authority.

The decision of the Show Chairman & Committee will be final.

1) Entries must be lodged in a proper manner on the enclosed form, signed by the Exhibitor an authorised agent, and complying in full with these Regulations and any other conditions as may be specified in the current Rule books of Societies to which this Show has affiliated.

2) Animals must be entered under the name by which they are registered with their Breed Society (if applicable) and the name of the Owner(s) must be stated if different from the Exhibitor.

3) The appropriate Entry Fee MUST accompany the entry and must be received by the Closing Date. Entry Fees will only be refunded on receipt of a Veterinary Certificate. £5.00 will be retained from cancelled entries for administration charges. Entries will not be accepted by telephone – POSTAL ENTRIES or ENTRIES ONLINE at www.garstangshow.org Changes to Entries must be received in writing before the Closing Date.

4) The Society reserves the right to refuse or cancel any entry already accepted without any reason for so doing. Should this occur, refund of Entry Fees shall be at the discretion of the relevant Committee.

5) Stallions MUST NOT be led by Juniors who have not attained their 14th birthday before 1st January, 2017.

6) Any animal deemed to be out of control or presenting danger to other exhibits must be removed from the ring at the request of the Judge, Steward or Committee.

7) The Committee, any of its Officers, Assistants & stewards shall not in any way be responsible for any loss, injury or damage that may happen to exhibitors or their assistants, or any other members of the public or to any animal or property, or to any vehicle brought into the showground or to any premises used in conjunction with the show, or while entering or leaving the same.

8) Exhibitors shall be responsible for the behavior of their assistants & riders/handlers & all persons in charge of exhibits shall be subject to the orders of Stewards or Judges.

9) DOGS – All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after your dog.

10) OBJECTIONS shall be made in writing with the Objector’s full name & address within 1 hour of the class concerned and lodged at the General Secretary’s Office together with the sum of £50 deposit. The sum will be refunded if the objection is sustained, but if it is not sustained the deposit will be forfeited to the funds of Garstang & District Agricultural & Horticultural Society. The Committee reserves the right to refer the objection to the Society or Association under whose rules the class is being run.

11) It is strongly recommended that all exhibitors carry adequate Public Liability Insurance. The Society does not accept any liability for any injury or damage sustained by any third party whatsoever.

12) The Judge’s decision is FINAL. The Committee reserves the right to substitute, add or remove any Judge from any class or championship.

13) The number of animals which will give an individual show in any class shall be entirely the decision of the Judge(s).

14) All animals must be sound. All Judges have the right to request an examination of an animal by the Official Veterinary Surgeon. If, in his / her opinion the animal is not deemed fit to continue, it will be led from the ring & will not be presented for judging in any ring for the remainder of the day.

15) DISEASE - Any animal found to be suffering from any contagious or infectious disease shall be removed from the showground immediately at the request of the Official Veterinary Surgeon. Any animal found to be affected in this manner will be further disqualified from competing & must be removed from the showfield by the exhibitor without delay.

16) FLU VACCINATIONS - It is recommended that all exhibitors ensure that horses & ponies have an up to date certificate of vaccination against equine flu which should be available for examination if required. FULL PASSPORT MUST ACCOMPANY EVERY EQUINE IN TRANSIT.

17) There will be NO provision of Farriery services on the field. Exhibitors are recommended to ensure all farriery work is carried out prior to the show.

18) NO MUCKING OUT ON THE FIELD – Please take home all waste – livestock will be returning to graze the field within 2 days of the show.

19) Competitors are requested NOT to telephone the Show Office with queries concerning times of commencement of classes or numbers of entries. This information WILL NOT BE GIVEN due to pressure of time. Please allow plenty of time for your arrival prior to your first class.

All Entry Forms must be completed in full.

ENTRIES (inc. online entries) CLOSE 17th July 2020

 

EXHIBITORS’ PASSES : Exhibitor numbers, e-tickets and horsebox passes will be sent PRIOR to the show. If you have not received these by Wednesday 31st July, please contact the Secretary.

One e-ticket will be issued to each exhibitor, further e-tickets will be issued at the discretion of the Secretary for larger numbers of exhibits. Further discounted e-tickets can be purchased when entering at a cost of £10.00 each for adults - Max. 4 (£14 on the gate) and £1 for children 10 - 16 (£3 on the gate) children under 10 are free.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE A PRINTED E-TICKET WITH THEM OR THEY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ONTO THE SHOWGROUND UNLESS THEY PRODUCE PAYMENT FOR THE FULL GATE PRICE.

The Organisers of this Show have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and to prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the Organisers and all Officials and Stewards.

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