Show classes

Classes to enter prior to show day-


Cattle and Sheep

There are classes for both dairy and beef cattle with ‘On Farm’ whole herd to Farmer’s Groups and individual cattle. Calf handling classes are open to younger farmers. Both native and rare breed cattle are encouraged.

There are classes for most breeds of sheep including:

  • Blue Faced Leicester
  • Texels
  • Suffolk
  • Cheviot
  • Horned Fell
  • Herdwick
  • Rare breeds.


To name a few classes we have…

  • Breeding
  • Show Hunter Pony
  • Ridden Native Pony
  • Working Hunter
  • Equitation
  • Heavy Horse
  • Children’s Fancy Dress

Home Produce

In the Horticultural tent you have the chance to show off your skills and hard work and maybe even win a prize!

From nurtured fruit and veg to beautifully baked bread, nicely knitted jumpers to a perfect snapshot, there’s a class for everyone to enter. The locals and people from beyond take the opportunity to show off their talents in this much loved annual event. There are local parish classes but also open classes so why not join in the fun?

Encourage your kids to join in the fun with exciting classes such as:

  • vegetable animals
  • painting
  • baking
  • and much more!

Classes to enter on show day

These classes and competitions are open to enter on the day.

  • Children’s pets
  • Novelty dogs
  • Working sheep dogs
  • Trail hounds
  • Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling
  • Children’s races