June 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2021 saw the much-anticipated return of some of The Royal Cheshire County Show’s best loved competition classes; dogs and light horses.
Taking place at the usual Showground, this canine and equine celebration was much smaller than usual, however, it was equally as special.
Judge Patsy Hollings commented, “It was a delight to be at The Show and judge quality exhibits in a friendly, efficiently ran environment. Every aspect of care was taken by the committee which made for a relaxed atmosphere. It was lovely to be back ‘in public’ and I came away with my spirits lifted.”
Across the three days, over 1800 competitors took part in 249 horse classes and over 2000 competitors across the 620 dog classes. Participants travelled from across the country and despite the lack of spectators, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Unfortunately due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, it was necessary to hold this event behind closed doors. Competitors commented that although it felt different, it was one of the first live competitions they had been able to attend and for that reason, the support for The Show was incredible.
Congratulations to all of the entrants and winners – full results can be found on our website: https://www.royalcheshireshow.org/competition-results/
Claire Sharp exhibited and said, “The Secretary and committee of Royal Cheshire Show’s dog section are to be congratulated for pulling off the feat of a Covid secure dog show whilst still keeping it hugely enjoyable for all who attended. With over 1900 entries spread across the 3 days, it was the biggest dog show to happen in the UK since Crufts 2020 and was a joy to behold!”
The Cheshire Agricultural Society was determined to welcome the public back to the Showground, at least in some capacity. Hence the long-awaited one-day Show which is set to take place once restrictions have eased, on the 31st July 2021!
This is the first time that The Show is to take place on a Saturday, in hopes that the event can be accessible to all. There are many fantastic attractions lined up already, from the exhilarating Quad bike stunt show, the world-renowned Sheep show and the wonderful Cheshire Farmer’s Market.
Some of The Show’s most recognised competition classes are also set to make a return on the day; categories will include Heavy Horses, Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats and Honey.
Tickets are still available for what is sure to be a fantastic Cheshire day out in the countryside. Click here to get yours: https://royalcheshireshow.ticketsrv.co.uk/tickets/