Saturday September 7th 2013
Kingsbridge Show 2013 will be at Borough Farm, TQ9 7QP one mile north of Kingsbridge on the A381, on Saturday 7th September.
Kingsbridge Show continues to grow whilst trying to maintain that local feel, keeping it's traditional agricultural and horticultural roots.
Horses feature strongly in the show. They have their own show field, with events running right through the day. Horse judging begins at 9am.
There is something for everyone - and so much to see and do - it's a great family day out whether you farm, ride or just want to see "a little piece of rural England" and enjoy the atmosphere.
Disabled parking is available, for badge holders, in the show field by the main ring. (This space is obviously limited and though The Show makes every effort to assist we cannot guarantee a position). Seating is provided around the show ground on benches and hay bales. There is a disabled toilet on site.
Please note that The Show is run on fields usually holding cattle - there are no specific paths or routes which do not involve traversing this grass.
Cattle classes include:
Dairy, South Devon, Dexter, Pedigree/Pure Bred Beef, commercial beef and young handlers.
Sheep classes include:
Grey Faced Dartmoor, White Face Dartmoor, Devon & Cornwall Longwool, Suffolk, Continental (other than Texel), and Texel, rare and minority native pure breds, cross bred ewes, prime lambs and young handlers.
Horse classes include:
- 6-bar Jumping Class
- Timed Power & Speed classes:
- 10 fences - 1st 5 set for height, 2nd set of 5 set for speed
- Pony Club Classes, lead rein and first ridden, tack and turnout, versatility and utility
- Shetlands - affiliated to the Shetland Pony Stud Book Society
- Mountain and Moorland
- Veteran classes - We are affiliated to the Veteran Horse Society
- Working Hunter & Ridden Hunter
- Brood Mares
- Side saddle classes - we are affiliated to the Side Saddle Association
- Performance Pony - In Hand
Horticultural Sections for both Cottagers & Allotment Holders and an Open section(affiliated to the National Dahlia Society and National Vegetable Society)
There are numerous Homecraft, floral art and Children's classes, plus the Young Farmers section - please contact the Secretary for further details.
FAMILY DOG SHOW The Dog Show takes place from approximately 1pm. Entries are taken on the day at the ring side. Lots of classes for family pets, pedigree and fun classes.
Great prizes sponsored by many local companies.
CRAFT TENT - A craft tent bursting with locally made items to either buy or admire will give an insight into the talents of local exhibitors.
2013 Show President - Pam Brooks
2013 Show Chairman - John Woodley
2013 Show Vice-Chair - Anne Balkwill
Show Secretary: Katharine Harrod
I took over this role on 1st May 2013, this year I'm looking forward to meeting everyone involved with the show and helping them to put this incredible annual event together. The secretary's main roles are to collate and bring all lose ends together, including organising catering concessions, taking bookings for trade, craft, food and drink exhibits along with organising service providers, judges, competitors entries across the show field. I deal with all day to day admin, enquiries, social media updates, advertising and organise the publication of schedules, programmes and many other stationary requirements. If you have any queries please feel free to contact me on 01548 560043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Officer - Dr Simon Hargreaves
Honorary Vet - South Moor Vets
Honorary Farriers - M & M Farriers
Show Director - Stuart Goodwin
Stewart started with Kingsbridge Show in 1988 - beginning in horticulture. He was Chairman in 1994 and then was elected as show director where he has remained ever since. He oversees the setting up of the show field and putting in to place trade stands and the layout. Show day starts at around 5.30am, and is spent ensuring all the traders are in the right place and that everything is running smoothly! Contact no. 01548 821117
Show Director - Richard Balkwill
Richard joined Stewart as a show director in 2009. Richard is also the craft tent steward.
Chief Craft Tent Steward - Anne Balkwill
Anne has taken over from Richard Balkwill this year. She will oversee she craft tent. Prior to the show she allocates pitch positions to the craft exhibitors. On show day she facilitates the smooth running of the craft tent and deals with problems and queries
Chief Food & Drink Marquee Steward - Tim Seaton
Members Tent - Chief Steward - Joan Soper
Chief Horse Steward - Lesley Freeman
can be contacted on 01548 561072 email@example.com
Chief Cattle Steward - John Woodley
Chief Sheep Steward - Jonathan Kendall
Jonathan was brought up on a farm in the Kingsbridge area. He has been a sheep steward at the show for over a decade and joined the show committee in 2008 taking over as chief sheep steward in 2012 following the retirement of Linda Chilcott. The sheep section of the show has a friendly and hardworking team of stewards who assist in setting up before the day and on the show day.
Horticulture Chief Steward - Tony Church
As far as Tony is concerned Kingsbridge Show Horticultural Section is one of the best in the area. It is open to all comers. Competitors can show in extensive classes of fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, wine and floral arrangements.
For help and advice, contact Tony on 01548 560661
Children's Section Chief Steward - Abi Bell
Homecraft Chief Steward - Ann Daniels
Country Scene Tent - Chief Steward - Angela Heath
Angela organises the display of animals including children's pet classes (rabbits, guinea pigs etc) poultry, pond area and other animals suitable for children eg donkeys, goats, pony & foal, rare breeds, and also rural art and craft displays. She has been on the Show committee since 1990 as assistant steward to Colin Hender, then Peter Mingo for a number of years, and as Chief Steward for 4 years. Any queries or further information - 01548 531273
Joint Chief Gate Stewards - John Rossiter & Richard Foss
The car parks and gate entrances and exits are very efficiently organised and run by John and Richard, with John Brooks and Donald Pethybridge, and a huge band of volunteers assisting!
Advertising & Sponsorship - Jane Gilbert
Jane joined the committee in 2009 and stepped straight into the role of advertising and sponsorship. She organises the programme and schedule advertising and banner advertising in the main ring of the showground. She also drums up sponsorship for prize money, cups etc. She can be contacted on 01548 521376.
Special Attractions Secretary - Julie Higgin
Julie joined the committee in 2009 and took over the role of Special Attractions Secretary. She books the special attractions for the shows, liaises with them and oversees the smooth running on the day. Julie can be contacted on 01548 521354
Cup Secretary - Shirley Barrett