Entries open for RHASS Showcase as exhibitors prepare for judging

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has today launched its online entry portal for this year’s Royal Highland Showcase. 

Taking place over the week of 14th to 20th June, the Showcase, a first of its kind event in the UK, will see the best in livestock judging, equestrian, food & drink and rural skills livestreamed from the Ingliston showground in Edinburgh to a global audience. This will mark the first time exhibitors will have been in the ring since 2019. 

Entries can be made online at royalhighlandshow.org for Beef Cattle; Dairy Calves & Showmanship; Sheep; Goats; Scottish Bread Championship; Scottish Dairy Championship; Scottish Handcraft Championship and the Technical Innovation Awards. The closing date for these sections has been confirmed for May 7th. 

Heavy Horse and Light Horse entries will open a week later on 23rd April and close on 21st May. Entries for Show Jumping, Sheep Shearing and Poultry will be announced in the coming days.  

Entries are open to all of the UK, subject to Scottish Government restrictions closer to the time, with overnight accommodation available for exhibitors the night before their class to enable those who need to travel from afar to compete. Full information on this is available online. 

Beef Cattle and Sheep classes will take place on Monday and Tuesday, with Heavy Horse classes and Forestry on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturday will see the Light Horse (including HOYS qualifiers) and Show Jumping will run from Thursday to Sunday. Saturday and Sunday will also see Dairy Calves & Showmanship, Poultry and Sheep Shearing take place. 

Confirmed full schedules will be published mid-May once all entries have been received.  

The majority of classes will be live streamed across up to four channels as they happen from Ingliston, with others being featured in an ‘on demand’ section of the website for later viewing that week and will be hosted on the site for up to 3 months after the event. All content will be free to access, with RHASS Members gaining access to an exclusive ‘Members Only’ area of the website.  

RHASS Chairman, Bill Gray, commented: “We have been energised by the positive responses we’ve seen to the Showcase so far. The team has been working extraordinarily hard to ensure we can still carry out our charitable remit of supporting and promoting Scotland’s agricultural industries this year. 

“Our exhibitors and their livestock are no doubt eagerly anticipating the opportunity to get back into the show rings, and we know that this will be an important event for the rural community to reconnect and come together after a tough year. 

“For the first time ever, our classes will be livestreamed, meaning your livestock or business will be showcased to homes across the world. This is a unique opportunity to have a global shop window, and we encourage all of our Show community to get involved this year.” 

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