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Royal Norfolk Show

The Royal Norfolk Show, to be held on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd July, is only a month away and this year’s equine and livestock programme features an exciting programme and a host of new competitions.

“The Royal Norfolk Show’s equine and livestock programme has consistently been competitive and this year’s Show is no different!” said Julian Taylor, Show Director. “Our exhibitors have certainly kept us busy with record entries and with a packed programme including nearly 200 equine classes, 600 livestock classes and much, much more you can definitely expect another exciting and action-packed Royal Norfolk Show.”

There will be 118 Light Horse classes, 50 Heavy Horse classes, 8 Show Jumping competitions and 12 Private Driving classes – including donkey driving and two fast paced scurry competitions to be held in the Grand Ring.

The Show also has three major Championships: The Horse of the Year Show Cuddy Supreme In Hand Championship, The RNAA Supreme In Hand Championship sponsored by the Stuart Group and the RNAA Supreme Ridden Championship sponsored by Leathes Prior solicitors – new for 2015.

The Supreme Ridden Championship is to find the Supreme Ridden Show Champion – irrespective of breed or type.  There will be 14 horses and ponies eligible to compete in this Championship in the following sections: Ridden Heavy Horse, Arab, Cob, Halflinger, Hunter – Ridden, Hunter – Small and Hunter – Ladies Side Saddle, M&M Ridden Welsh, M&M Ridden Non-Welsh, Riding Horses, Retrained Rachorse – Showing, Skewbald & Piebald, Sport Horse – Flat Ridden and Veteran.

Also new for this year is the Clydesdale Heavy Horse In Hand section. The Royal Norfolk Show is now one of only two county shows hosting competitions for all four main breeds of Heavy Horse – Shire, Suffolk, Percheron and Clydesdale. Entries have now closed with 245 heavy horse entries – a record best for the Show!

There are also a further 53 Championship classes and 40 Special classes throughout the equine sections.

Her Majesty the Queen has bred two horses that are entered in this year’s Show. They are Barbers Shop that entered last year and Tower Bridge. Barbers Shop is competing in the Ladies Side Saddle class ridden by Katie Jerram. This class has proved particularly popular this year as it is now run under the rules of Sports Horse Breeding of Great Britain (SHB GB) and is a qualifier for the Royal International Horse Show 2016.

Tower Bridge is competing in the TopSpec heavyweight Show Hunter of the Year class for ridden hunters and will also be ridden by Katie Jerram. This class is a Horse of the Year Show qualifier which will enable the winner to compete at the Horse of the Year Show in October 2015.

For more information on this year’s Royal Norfolk Show visit www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk

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