KINGTON SHOW - SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2014
THE OVALS FARM, KINGTON, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR5 3LN

KINGTON SHOW OPENING TIMES: 9am-6pm

ENTRY FEES: £10 adults,
£5 10-16 year olds,
children up to 10 years free. FREE PARKING.

The sun shone on a glorious showground at the Ovals Farm, Kington.  With showground full of diverse trade stands, the morning started chilly, but by the time the gates opened, the showground was warming up, with the sun shining by lunchtime.  The day was set to be exceptional.  With the harvest already completed by many local farmers, they came out in force support their local show.

The Kington Show committee, worked exceedingly hard to make the day a success.  Nick Layton, chairman of Kington Show, “I would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped the show, all the exhibitors, traders, sponsors and the general public for supporting the show.  We really cannot survive without them.”

The Society presented a £500 cheque to Ben Hewitt under the show’s Charitable Grant Scheme (for young people aged 16-26) to help him start up a beekeeping business.  Ben, aged 16 is from Bearwood, near Leominster.  The Society also presented a cheque for £1000 to St. Michael’s Hospice.  This money was raised in August from the proceeds of Summer Ball.

Livestock exhibitor entries were again good with many horses, sheep, cattle and dogs there.  With Kington Show being one of the last shows of the year, many feel this is their last chance to show their stock before winter.  The grand parade of livestock was a wonderful sight, culminating in the show’s president, Mrs Jenny Dennis judging the Supreme Show animal, choosing between the Champion Horse, Supreme Sheep and Interbreed Cattle Champion.  The winner being the Interbreed Cattle champion, a Hereford, owned by.

Kington Show broke the gate record for attendance with the public enjoying the shearing, Interhunt competitions, and other entertainment.  The secretary, Clare Edwards. “With strong public support for Kington and the real sense of pride in the community it is a showcase of everything that our diverse and successful county has to offer.”  Next year’s Kington Show will be on Saturday 12th September 2015.

A traditional agricultural show with Horses, Cattle, Sheep & Poultry classes culminating with a Grand Parade of Livestock. There will be Dog and Horticultural classes together with Young Farmers and Shearing competitions. There will be something for everyone, even an after show dance. The Carcase

Competition has been a huge success with many of the carcases being auctioned for sale later on in the day, and there will be someone on hand to butcher the carcase into smaller joints.

There will be nearly 200 trade stands at the event, with many local producers, arts and crafts, food, tools, toys, clothes, tractors to name just a few!

KINGTON SHOW TO PROVIDE
A CHARITABLE GRANT SCHEME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

This year Kington Show will make available limited funds to make grants of up to £1000 and can be divided between a number of applicants to assist in the furtherance of agriculture, science and research in connection with agriculture and rural industries, demonstrations, education, rural crafts, conservation and promotion of co-operation between rural and urban communities.

The criteria for the grants are for individuals aged 16-26 years of age and to be a resident within a distance of 25 miles from Kington town clock.

For further details on the objects and criteria, please click on application forms on this website or contact the secretary of Kington Show, 01432 850444, email info@kingtonshow.co.uk.

Applications will close on 31st July, 2014 and the grant/s will be awarded on show day, Saturday 13th September, 2014.

DID YOU KNOW THAT TO BECOME A MEMBER OF KINGTON SHOW WITH ALL THE BENEFITS, WILL COST THE SAME PRICE AS NORMAL ADULT ENTRY. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON APPLICATION FORMS.

Visitors to Kington Show may be filmed and/or photographed for future promotions of the show. All photographs and show results for 2012 are now on the gallery and results pages. If you are interested in purchasing any of the photographs, contact David Thomas, All Sport Photos on 0771 8900504, david.tyddu@btconnect.com or his website: www.all-sport-photos.com

The society has again organised Event Mobility to attend, where they will provide powered wheelchairs and electric scooters for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the show. This has been achieved by a grant very kindly received from Kington Town Council. Event Mobility is a charitable organisation and operates entirely from the generosity of donations. For further information, for booking a wheelchair or electric scooter, visit their website www.eventmobility.org.uk or contact the Event Mobility office on 01386 725391. Disabled parking has been organised and will be available at the show.

SHOW RISK ASSESSMENTS AND HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

These are available on the schedule page of this website. Click on schedule, followed by clicking on risk assessment. Hard copies are also available by contacting the secretary on 01432 850444.

OPENING TIMES: 9am-6pm. ENTRY FEES: £10 adults, £8 pensioners, £5 10-16 year olds, children up to 10 years free, parking is free. For any information in connection with the show phone the secretary on 01432 850444.