400 classes and increased sponsorship for 94th Clogher Valley Show
Published: 28 Jun 2012 13:000 comments
The Clogher Valley Show takes place on Wednesday, July 25 at Augher Showgrounds.
At the launch of the 94th Show last week, the Chairman, Nicholas Lowry announced that Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council were this year main sponsors of the equestrian section which has a prize fund of £6,000.
In total there will be 12 finals with exhibitors from all over Ireland presenting their livestock in the judging rings.
In addition to the finals, there will also be numerous qualifiers for Irish Shows Association championships, mainly in the horse and pony sections and is the only show in Ireland to host a qualifier for the Cuddy Breeders Challenge Supreme In-Hand Championship which takes place at the Horse of the Year Show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham in October.
Mr. Lowry also referred to the 7th year for the Charolais Cattle Championship to be staged at Clogher Valley Show. In total there will be over 400 classes to be decided on the day.
There is a new award this year, the Champion of Champions for the William J. Wilson Award for the overall Supreme Champion in the cattle section. The award is in memory of William who was long associated with the Show, commentating on the cattle finals. Mrs. Maeve Wilson and daughter, Heidi, will be presenting the Trophy for the Champion of Champions from the relevant classes to include pedigree, dairy and commercial cattle. There is a prize fund of £500 sponsored by the Donnelly Group.
Apart from the various livestock and equestrian sections, there will be a vintage display, dog show, most appropriate dressed lady competition, Food Hall, craft marquee, culminating with a parade of prizewinning cattle at 3pm in the cattle field.
For the first time this year, the Clogher Valley Show will be flying in a judge from Sweden, for the Connemara Pony Classes. There will also be judges from England and Scotland as well as all over Ireland.