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Royal Norfolk Show invites livestock and equine entries

TheRoyal Norfolk Show (25th 26th June 2014), the largesttwo day agricultural show in England, welcomes entries into the equine& livestock sections for this years two day event.


Lastyears event attracted more than 1640 equine entries from across the UK, with afurther 321 entering the show jumping section. With over 100 classes on offeracross a wide range of breeds, the Royal Norfolk Shows equine section is oneof the most prestigious amongst County Shows.


Showjumpingcompetitions at the Royal Norfolk Show take place on both days and a new classthis year includes the Horse and Hound Foxhunter Showjumping Competition aswell as proudly hosting the International Stairway Grand Prix supported byBritish Showjumping Business Partnership and other sought after classes.


TheLight Horse section offers a new Retraining of Racehorse Jump Challenge andthere will also be a separate Arab yearling class and three additional Horse ofthe Year Show qualifying classes.


Anew Heavy Horse Implement class will take place in the Ivan Cooke Ring onWednesday afternoon which will give an opportunity for spectators to see aheavy horse in a working capacity.  A Two Wheeled Cart Class generallydriven by a lady who is finely and very authentically dressed is a new additionto the Grand Ring timetable.


InHand Donkey Classes are being re-instated in order to give exhibitors thechance to compete on Thursday having possibly shown in the Private DrivingDonkey class which is to be held on Wednesday.


TheLivestock Section included the addition of Kerry Hill Sheep classes and theDairy Goat section is for the first time to host both a Royal Norfolk Showsection as well as a back to back show being the Norfolk Jubilee Show.


2014is a year of celebration for the Royal Norfolk Show as it commemorates the 60thShow held on the Showground. To mark this occasion there will be a speciallycreated farm area where visitors will be able to see different breeds oflivestock, horses, rabbits, poultry and other interesting and educationalactivities. The farm will provide the opportunity to get up close to some ofour most treasured and rare breeds and to compare height, size, colours andpossibly name some of the younger animals who we hope to have on show.


JulianTaylor, Show Director said: Coming away from the Royal Norfolk Show with amuch sought after rosette and prize is an ambition of all our entrants. Thisyear we have special rosettes to commemorate the 60th Show at theShowground and wish all those entering the 2014 Show the very best of luck anda fantastic couple of days.


Fullinformation and online entry is available at or forfurther details contact Royal Norfolk Show Equine Administrator, Kim AustinTel: 01603 731963 [email protected]and Mary Wright, Livestock Co ordinator on 01603 731965 or [email protected] in order to obtain a schedule and further details for entries.


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