World Breeds classes to be held at The Royal Cheshire County Show

Horse and pony enthusiasts are being given a unique opportunity to take part in World Breeds In-Hand and Ridden classes at this year’s The Royal Cheshire County Show.

The classes, sponsored by Brightwells Equine Horse and Pony Auctioneers in Leominster, will take place on the first day of the Show, Tuesday 23rd June, and will only be open to World Breeds – Pure Raza Espanola, Appaloosa, Haflinger, Friesian, Fjord, Icelandic, Morgan, Lusitano and Lipizzaner.

All ponies and horses entering must be registered with their Associated Breed Society and have their Registered Passport numbers.  The classes are open to World Breeds only, British Native Breeds are not eligible to take part as they are catered for in the Light Horse schedule.

Mike Daley, Chief Steward at the Show said, “We are delighted to have Mr T A Pendry LVO BEM, Manager of the Royal Mews Windsor Castle and Stud Groom to Her Majesty The Queen, to judge the World Breed Classes which were an outstanding success last year.

“We became the first county show ever to hold the World Breeds classes and I’m absolutely thrilled that we have the opportunity to include them in this year’s schedule.

“People travel from all over the UK to The Royal Cheshire County Show and being able to host prestigious classifications such as this is just one of the reasons why.”

Nigel Evans, Executive Director of The Royal Cheshire County Show added: “As always, we are working hard to ensure this year’s show is even better than the last and to have the World Breeds classes return for a second year is fantastic news.”

For further details regarding the 2015 Light Horse Schedule, please visit our website  www.cheshirecountyshow.org.uk