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A Great Day out for all the family

Mountbellew agricultural show

celebrating 113th Show

Saturday 16th September 2017

in the grounds of Mountbellew Agricultural college

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Little Miss & Master of the Show

Best Dressed Lady

 Most Glamorous Granny

Novelty Events

Trade Stands – Tea Stand

Food/Craft Hall

 Music Entertainment

Fashion Show

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FREE CHILDRENS ENTERTAINMENT

Great Family Day Out

Irish Shows Association

General ISA Rules for 2017

Specific Requirements Horses & Other Equines

As from 1st May 2012, any premises (which includes shows, fairs and markets) where horses or other equines are gathered must be registered with the Department of Agriculture. Owners/persons in charge of such gatherings are required to submit a completed application form for registration and to keep records of movements on/off their premises. Records must be retained for at least 3 years as they may be required by the Department for the purposes of tracing disease. It is important therefore that Show organisers should contact their local District Veterinary Office in advance so that consideration can be given to compliance with the requirements.  Any further information on the requirements for moving of horses and equines to shows will be provided on the Department’s website www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/animalidentificationmovement

Eligibility of Shows:

Shows wishing to participate in the 2017 Championships and be eligible to hold qualifiers must have collected the Championship Fund (currently 5%) from Horse, Pony, Cattle & Sheep. Class prize money for the year 2015 and forwarded the amount so collected, in full to the Irish Shows Association within the stipulated period of not more than 30 days from the date of the show. Alternative methods of meeting this obligation are not acceptable.

Any show or competitor in breach of the Rules set out below will be disqualified from participating or competing in these Championships.

These General Rules and those relating to individual championships (where applicable) should be published in the show schedule and catalogue of the participating shows and must be strictly observed.

Qualifying Rounds: (Qualifiers)

Qualifying rounds will take place at shows designated by the Irish Shows Association.

Responsibility of Exhibitors:

  1. Exhibitors accept that the Judge’s decision is final in all cases. Any abuse of Judges will not be tolerated. Where a dispute or case for complaint arises, the matter should only be dealt with under 6.
  2. Winners of Qualifiers are themselves responsible for entering their qualifiers (or exhibits) for the final in accordance with 10 & 11 above, within one hour of qualifying.
  3. Winners of qualifiers will compete in the final.
  4. The Irish Shows Association in conjunction with the sponsor reserve the right to alter or amend the rules of the competition as may be necessary where appropriate.
  5. Shows and competitors must contact the ISA for details of any championships and not the sponsor involved.
  6. Objections must be lodged in writing with the I.S.A. representative at the show and the Show Secretary within half an hour following the completion of judging, together with a fee of €50, or other stated fee, which is refundable in the event of the objection being upheld.
  7. Any exhibitor who makes a false declaration or misrepresents a fact regarding themselves or their exhibit are liable to disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prizes awarded.

Responsibilities of Shows hosting Championship Finals:

  1. A deduction of 5% of the prize money will be collected by the show and forwarded to the I.S.A. within 30 days of the Final.
  2. Championship finals must start not later than 2pm on the day of the show and the advertised time must be adhered to as far as possible. If necessary, other show classes should be either postponed or relocated to allow for this.

NOTICE OF INTEREST TO CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS

Irish Law(EU Directive):  Under Irish Law, all horses moving from one location to another must be accompanied by their passports. It is in your own interest to ensure that this is the case. Failure to do so is an offence under Irish Law and is liable on summary conviction to result in a fine of up to €3,000. All passports must be registered with the name of the current owner.

  • Embryo Transfer: Where a foal is produced by this method, the dam’s passport must bear a declaration dated, stamped, and signed by the stallion owner (or accredited practitioner where AI is involved) stating the date on which the dam was last covered (or inseminated) and the name of the covering stallion.
  • The owners of Champions and Reserve Champions are invited to submit the animals’ passports to the ISA head office where the placing will be endorsed and officially stamped with the seal if the ISA as a permanent record.
  • It is in the interest of shows hosting championship finals that photographs and results are forwarded to the Irish Farmers Journal immediately following judging.

 

 

Trade Stands:

 

Closing Date for Applications for Trade Stands is

Friday 19th August, 2016

 

Trade Stand Pass will be posted in advance of the show and

NO Trade Stand will be admitted without this official pass.

 

Enquiries to Secretary:

Telephone (085) 7606000 

email: mountbellew.agrishow@gmail.com

Trade Stands:

 

Closing Date for Applications for Trade Stands is

Friday 19th August, 2016

 

Trade Stand Pass will be posted in advance of the show and

NO Trade Stand will be admitted without this official pass.

 

Enquiries to Secretary:

Telephone (085) 7606000 

email: mountbellew.agrishow@gmail.com

 

 

Mountbellew Agricultural Show

 

Rules of the Show 2017

 

  1. All livestock exhibited must be bona fide property of the exhibitor at least three months prior to the show. (Entire animals intended for breeding purposes expected), and in the cases of Farm & Garden Produce, Woolens & Fancy work, the bona fide produce of the exhibitor’s Farm, garden or home at the time of entry. There must be no substitution for the animal or article in any class.
  2. The Judge’s decision as to the merit shall be final and objections on other points to be lodged with the secretary (in writing) by 4pm on the day of show, with a fee of €25. All objections upheld, but retained if the objections are considered frivolous.
  3. The Judges are empowered to award prizes in the classes for livestock in which there is not sufficient competition, if the animal receives 75 marks or over. In all the classes no 1st prize shall be awarded unless there are two exhibits, the property of different owners.  The Judges may withhold any or all prizes in any class in which they consider that sufficient merit has not been shown.
  4. In the classes for farm produce, home produce, garden, woolens & fancy goods no competitor will be allowed to enter more than THREE exhibits in any one class.
  5. The entry form must be signed by the exhibitor and must be accompanied by the correct entry fee; otherwise such entries need not be accepted or entered in the Show.
  6. The show yard will open at 8:30 am. Judging in Horse Section starts at 10 am sharp. Judging in the Cattle Section starts at 11 am sharp. Judging in Sheep Section starts at 12 noon,  Judging in the  Dog Section starts at 12.30 pm and all other exhibits must be in before 11:30am and CANNOT BE REMOVED BEFORE 4pm.  The Show Society will not be responsible for any exhibits that are not removed by 5.00 pm
  7. In Home Produce Section the competitor receiving the largest amount of money value will be considered the most successful unless otherwise stated, when competitors are awarded prizes to the same value the greatest number of prizes will be then considered most successful.
  8. The committee will not be responsible for the loss or accidents, etc. of any kind which may occur to Exhibitor, Exhibits, Visitors or otherwise.
  9. For every person that enters more than 8 entries they will get one entry free. i.e. lowest  entry fee free.
  10. All entries are subject to the above rules and any exhibitor who violates or ignores them shall forfeit all prizes he or she may be entitled to at the show and will not be refunded Entrance Fees. The Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry.

 

Cattle Section

Notification Cattle Movement

Important Information for Organisers of Show’s & Exhibitors of Cattle 2017.

Keepers wishing to show cattle in 2017 must obtain a Certificate of Compliance prior to the movement of the animal to the Show. This ensures that the animal(s) in question has the necessary TB, BR and BVD tests recorded on the Department’s database and that the keeper presenting the animal is not restricted by the Department.  Certificates of Compliance can be obtained online from the Animal Identification and Movement (AIM) system through the www.agfood.ie facility or from the Cattle Movement Notification Agency. When applying for a Certificate of Compliance, keepers should not specify a destination herd. On the day of the Show, the Certificate of Compliance should be presented to the Show Secretary along with the bovine passport for the animal. The keeper and the Show Secretary will then sign the Movement Notification section of the Certificate which will then be sent to the local DVO for recording onto the AIM system.

Please note that only cattle for which a valid Certificate of Compliance is provided to the Show Secretary can be shown on the day of the Show

Special Notice to Calf Exhibitors 2017           Suckler Welfare Scheme.
Suckler exhibitors should forward receipts of attendance conformation at shows to the department.
Once department have got conformation the suckler welfare grant will be reissued.

 

Cattle Section

Pedigree Cattle Section

Prizes : 1st – €100   2nd –  €50  3rd – €30          Entry Fee €12

  1. Pedigree Bull any breed born before 01/09/16
  2. Best Pair of Pedigree animals: Must be owned by same exhibitor

Pedigree Angus Classes

  1. Pedigree Angus female born before 01/09/16
  2. Pedigree Angus bull/heifer born from 01/09/16 – 31/12/16
  3. Pedigree Angus bull/heifer born in 2017

Pedigree Simmental Classes

  1. Pedigree Simmental female born before 01/09/16
  2. Pedigree Simmental bull/heifer born from 01/09/16 – 31/12/16
  3. Pedigree Simmental born in 2017

Pedigree Charolais Classes

  1. Pedigree female born before 01/09/16
  2. Pedigree heifer born 01/09/16 – 31/12/16
  3. Pedigree heifer born in 2017
  4. Pedigree bull born 01/09/16 – 31/12/16
  5. Pedigree bull born in 2017

Pedigree Limousin

  1. Pedigree female born before 2016
  2. Pedigree heifer born 01/01/16 – 01/09/16
  3. Pedigree heifer born 01/09/16 – 31/12/16
  4. Pedigree heifer born in 2017
  5. Pedigree bull born 01/09/16 – 31/12/16
  6. Pedigree bull born 2017

Irish Holstein Friesian (IHFA)

  1. IHFA heifer born in 2017
  2. IHFA heifer born 01/09/16 – 31/12/16

Prizes for Class 22 & 23: 1st – €50   2nd –  €30  3rd to 6th – €20

Entry Fee €5

  1. Young Handler class confined to IHFA

Class will be judged on handler’s ability and knowledge in show ring.

   Each competitor must be over 12 and under 18 on Show Day

  1. Young handlers class (all breeds except IHFA)

Class will be judged on handler’s ability and knowledge in show ring.

Each competitor must be over 12 and under 18 on Show Day.

 

Commercial Cattle Section

  1. Heifer calf born in 2017
  2. Bull calf born in 2017
  3. Heifer likely to make a good suckler cow
  4. Bullock with no permanent teeth on day of show
  5. Heifer with no permanent teeth on day of show

 

Horse section.

Ring 1   Horse Section

Passports MUST be produced on show Day in all Horse & Pony classes

Judging in Horse & Pony Sections starts at 10 am sharp.

CHAMPION FOAL OF THE SHOW

CHAMPION HORSE OF THE SHOW

RESERVE CHAMPION OF THE SHOW

Open to all first prize winners in the Horse Classes

Trophy presented by Mountbellew Agricultural Show Society

 

Replica of all trophies will be given to winners to take home

I.H.R. NO. & Breeding MUST be included on Entry Form for all classes

 

Prizes:  1st – €50   2nd – €30   3rd – €20            Entry Fee €10

 

  1. Light Weight Brood Mare with or without foal at foot likely to produce

            top class sport horse

  1. Heavy Weight Brood Mare likely to produce a Hunter, with or without

            foal at foot

  1. Heavy Clydesdale foal colt or filly
  2. Heavy Clydesdale mare 3 year old and over
  3. Colt Foal (non thoroughbred) class -I.H.R. No. & breeding
  4. Filly Foal (non thoroughbred) class – I.H.R. No. & breeding
  5. Two Year old Filly (non thoroughbred) class – I.H.R. No. & breeding
  6. Coloured Foal (piebald or skewbald) class

 

 

  1. Qualifier Class for Warmblood Foal Championship–(See Rules below)

                Prizes:  1st €500;  2nd €300;  3rd €200

           Entry Fee €10    Final –  Mountbellew Show Sat 16th September 2017

 

MOUNTBELLEW AGRICULTURAL SHOW SOCIETY

Present the Final of the

 Warm Blood Foal Championship

 

Prizes:  1st: €500; 2nd: €300; 3rd: €200

 

RULES AND CONDITIONS 

  1. Entries are confined to Foals registered by, or eligible to be registered by, the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland or the Irish Sport Horse Studbook.
  2. Foals must be the progeny of a mare Approved by the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland or registered by or entered into the Irish Horse Register. The mare must be microchipped.
  3. Foals must be sired by a warmblood stallion Approved/Recognized by the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland or Approved by the Irish Sport Horse Studbook. (Note: A “warmblood stallion” is defined as a stallion born into the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland or a stallion born into a European warmblood studbook that has been Approved by the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland or the Irish Sport Horse Studbook. The Irish Sport Horse Studbook is not a warmblood studbook. In the Irish Sport Horse Studbook the classifications “Registered”, “Licensed”, “Preliminary Approved”, “NA1”, “NA2”, “Supplemental 1”, “Supplemental 2” do not equal “Approved”.)
  4. Foals must be led at all times.
  5. Two Animals may be selected to qualify for the final if the judges agree the standard is high enough.
  6. Exhibitors to both the qualifier and the final must have the dam’s passport available for inspection prior to entry to the judging ring. Exhibitors to both the qualifier and the final must have the foal’s passport available for inspection prior to entry to the judging ring; if the foal’s passport has not been issued a signed document from the passport issuing organisation that is in the process of registering the foal must be available for inspection prior to entry to the judging ring. The document must specify the name of the sire and the studbook he was registered by; the name of the studbook(s) that he is approved by; the name of the dam and her microchip number, and the microchip number and UELN (registration number) of the foal. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.
  7. Passports & Microchips will be verified by a show official or vet at the Qualifiers and the Final.
  8. Animals Qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at Mountbellew Show.
  9. There will be a qualifier class at Mountbellew Agricultural Show on 16th Sept 2017

ENTRY FEE:  To Qualifying Show: €10.    To Final: €20

     Qualifying Shows:                  Athlone                      Claregalway              Loughrea

                                                            Dunmanway             Moate                         Limerick

                                                            Castleblayney          Dungarvan                South East Clare

                                                            Mullagh                     Swinford                    Erris

                                                            Midleton                     Ossory                        Elphin

                                                            Mountbellew

                                                           

Final –  Mountbellew Show Sat 16th September 2017

 

THE ISA  &  MOUNTBELLEW SHOW SOCIETY

 
 

PRESENT

                     The Traditional Irish Sport Horse  

                     Foal All Ireland Championship

PART OF THE HORSE SPORT IRELAND NATIONAL SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES. SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF HSI

Sponsored By:  Malthouse Bar & Restaurant, Mountbellew, Briggs Fashions, Mountbellew & Mountbellew Show Society   Prize Fund: €2,500

 RULES AND CONDITIONS

  1. Entries are confined to  Foals eligible to be registered if not already Registered in the Irish Horse Register with the breed codes ISH, or ID; 
  2. Foals must be Sired by a Stallion that is classified in the Irish Sport Horse Stud Book as either: Approved /Preliminary Approved/Supplementary  Approved/ Recognised/Preliminary Recognised / Not Approved 1 (NA1) or a Stallion that is classified in the Irish Draught Stud Book as either CLASS 1 / Class 2/ RID (GB) /RID (Can) /Grade 2 (GB) 
  3. The class is also open to Weatherby’s registered animals, progeny of Weatherby’s Thoroughbred Stallions that are not classified in the Irish Horse Register as Not Approved 2 (NA2) (Warm Blood Breeding not acceptable)
  4. Two foals one Filly & one Colt from selected shows may qualify, provided the judges and the I.S.A. agree the standard is high enough.
  5. Foals must be led at all times.
  6. Exhibitors to both the qualifier and the final must have the Mare’s passport ready for inspection prior to entry to the judging ring, “if the Foals passport is not to hand”. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.
  7. Passports & (Microchips if applicable) should be read by a Vet at the  Final
  8. Foals Qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at  the show in which the final is held other than qualifying classes for other Finals 
  9. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows  Association Rules

ENTRY FEE:  To Qualifying Show €10. To Final €20

 

PRIZE FUND FOR FINAL:

Colt: 1st – €400, 2nd – €250, 3rd – €150, 4th- €100, 5th -8th (Inc) €50

Filly: 1st – €400, 2nd – €250, 3rd – €150, 4th -€100, 5th – 8th (Inc) €50

 

Colts & Fillies will be judged separately at Final.    Sir Henry Grattan Bellew Salver will be presented to the overall champion foal. A replica of the Salver will be given to the winner, Runner-up foal will receive a cup.  A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned Out Horse and Most Suitably Dressed Handler.

 

Qualifying Shows:  Adamstown, Athenry, Athlone, Ballyvourney, Bantry, Cappamore, Carbery Carnew, Clogher Valley, Cork, Fingal, Gorey, Gort, Limerick, Longford, Loughrea, Louisburgh, Moate, Mohill, Mullagh, Roscommon, Saintfield & District, Scariff, Schull, Tinahely, Virginia.

 

Final Mountbellew Show

Saturday 16th September 2017

 

Ring 2 – Irish Draught Horse Section

 

  1. Qualifier Class: The Irish Draught Colt Foal Championship

            Prize Fund: €1,000:                                      Entry Fee €10

            Final: BALLINASLOE SHOW- SATURDAY 23rd September 2017

 RULES AND CONDITIONS

  1. Entries are confined to: Irish Draught Colt Foals eligible to be registered if not already Registered  in the Irish Horse Register.
  2. Foals must be the progeny of a class 1(ID) or class 2 Irish Draught Mare & by a stallion that is classified as CLASS 1/Class 2/ RID (GB) RID (Can) / Grade 2(GB)  
  3. If the Foals passport is not to hand the mare’s passport must be ready for inspection prior to entry to the Judging ring, Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.  Foals must be led at all times. Passports & (Microchips if applicable)  should be read by a Vet at the Final
  4. One foal from selected shows may qualify for the final if the judges and the I.S.A. agree the standard is high enough
  5. One of the judges at the qualifying show must be from the I  D H Judges List.
  6. Foals qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at the Show where the final is held
  7. These rules to be read in conjunction with the General I.S.A. Rules.

Prizes: 1st €500 & Trophy. 2nd: €200, 3rd €100, 4th €100, 5th €50, 6th €50.  A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned out Foal and Most Suitably Dressed Handler.

 

  1. Qualifier Class: The Irish Draught Filly Foal Championship

            Prize Fund: €1,500:                                      Entry Fee €10

            Final: BALLINASLOE SHOW- SATURDAY 23rd September 2017

RULES AND CONDITIONS

  1. Entries are confined to: Irish Draught Filly Foals eligible to be registered if not already Registered n the Irish Horse Register.
  2. Foals must be the progeny of a class 1(ID) or class 2 Irish Draught Mare & by a stallion that is classified as CLASS 1/Class 2/ RID (GB) RID (Can) / Grade 2(GB)
  3. If the Foals passport is not to hand the mare’s passport must be ready for inspection prior to entry to the Judging ring, Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.  Foals must be led at all times.
  4. Passports & (Microchips if applicable)  should be read by a Vet at the Final
  5. One foal from selected shows may qualify for the final if the judges and the I.S.A. agree the standard is high enough
  6. One of the judges at the qualifying show must be from the I D H Judges List.
  7. Foals qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at the Show where the final is held
  8. These rules to be read in conjunction with the General I.S.A. Rules.

Prizes: 1st €600 & Trophy, 2nd: €300, 3rd €200, 4th: €150, 5th: €100, 6th: €100
A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned out Foal and Most Suitably Dressed Handler.

 

    Class 40 – 43    1st – €50   2nd – €30   3rd – €20              Entry Fee €10

 

  1. Reg I.D. Mare with foal at foot (1st & 2nd not eligible for Class 41)
  2. “BobbyJo Class” I.D. or A.I.D. Mare with/ without foal at foot confined

            to mares 3 yrs old and upwards

  1. Irish Draught Yearling of A.I.D. &/or R.I.D. mare & R.I.D. Stallion
  2. Irish Draught 2 Year Old Filly of A.I.D. &/or R.I.D. mare & R.I.D. Stallion
  3. Qualifier Class: The Martin Conneely National Irish Draught

       Mare & Foal Championship                    Entry Fee €10

            Final: BALLINASLOE SHOW- SATURDAY 23rd September 2017

  1. Irish Draught Filly foal – Open Class
  2. Irish Draught Colt foal – Open Class

 

       Classes 45 + 46 Prizes 1st – €50   2nd – €30   3rd – €20    Entry Fee €10

 

Entries are confined to I.D. Colt or Filly foals progeny of R.I.D. Stallion (approved or S1) & R.I.D or A.I.D. Mare. 

 

 

Ring 3      Connemara Pony Section

 

Passports MUST be produced on show Day.

 

CHAMPION PONY OF THE SHOW        REG.CONNEMARA FOAL, COLT/FILLY

Paddy Reynolds Perpetual Trophy          Martin Cummins Memorial Cup

Reg no. & breeding must be entered on entry form

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Class 47 to 52  1st – €50   2nd – €30   3rd – €20             Entry Fee €10

 

  1. Registered Connemara Yearling Colt
  2. Registered Connemara Yearling Filly
  3. Registered Connemara 2 – 3 year old Filly
  4. Registered Connemara Gelding of any age
  5. Connemara Mare 4 years or over. (with/without foal at foot)
  6. Registered Connemara Sire 4 years or over
  7. Registered Connemara Foal, Colt/Filly           Entry fee €10

            In this class 1st €50 for best Filly & 1st €50 for best Colt only.

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  Champion Connemara Pony of the Show- open to 1st prize winners From Classes 47-53

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  1. Qualifier Connemara Three Year Old Filly All Ireland Championship

         

RULES AND CONDITIONS                                                  Entry Fee €10

  1. This championship is confined to Registered Connemara three year old fillies.
  2. The progeny of Registered Connemara Sire & Registered Connemara Dam.
  3. Exhibitors in both the Qualifier and the Final must have the CPBS Passport ready for  inspection  prior to entry to the judging ring. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.
  4. More than one Filly may be selected  at any qualifying Show to compete in the Final  providing the judges & the ISA agree the standard of entries warrant such  selection.
  5. One of the Judges at the final must be from CPBS judges list.
  6. Ponies qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at Ballinasloe Show
  7. Plaiting of Manes & Tails are not allowed for Qualifier or Final
  8. These rules should be read in conjunction with the I S A Rules

PRIZE FUND: 1st  €300; 2nd :-€200; 3rd -€150; 4th -€125;  5th -€100 6th -€100

Final: BALLINASLOE SHOW SATURDAY 23rd September 2017

 

Donkey Section 

Prizes:  1st – €35   2nd –  €25  3rd – €15                Entry Fee €7

 

  1. Best Mare any age with/without foal at foot
  2. Best Male Donkey
  3. Qualifier Class – the All-Ireland Donkey Mare Championship.

            Prize Fund: €600

            Final: BALLINASLOE SHOW- SATURDAY 23rd September 2017

 

      Rules and Conditions

  1. This Championship is for Donkey Brood Mare, with or without Foal at foot.
  2. All Exhibitors must have the Dams passport, (in accordance with EU legislation for all entries which includes Donkeys), ready for inspection at the Qualifying Show and Final.
  3. Two Donkeys may qualify if the Judges & the I.S.A agree that the standard is high enough.
  4. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules.

PRIZES: 1st €200; 2nd €150; 3rd €100; 4th €75; 5th €50; 6th €25. 

A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned out Donkey and Most Suitably Dressed Handler.

 

 

Ring 4     

Miniature Horses ( Not Shetland)

Class 58 to 62  1st – €30   2nd – €25   3rd – €15             Entry Fee €10

  1. Yearling Colt/Filly
  2. Two year old Colt/Filly
  3. Gelding
  4. 3 year old + Mare
  5. 3 year old + Stallion

Champion Miniature Horse of the Show

 

Class 63 – 66    1st – €40   2nd – €30   3rd – €20             Entry Fee €10

  1. Ridden Irish Draught Class
  2. Open Side Saddle Class
  3. Open Ridden Hunter
  4. Open Cob including maxi cob

 

Ring 5            Pony Section

Prizes in kind for classes 67 – 69                Entry Fee €5

  1. Best Pony Club Pony
  2. Family Pony, Lead Rein not exceeding 138cms
  3. Fancy Dress – Lead Rein Pony under 148 cms

     Children 12 years and under, all children must wear riding helmets

 

Classes 70 to 78   1st – €30   2nd– €20   3rd – €10                 Entry Fee €10

  1. First Ridden Show Pony/Show Hunter under 123cm

            Rider under 8 years on 01-01-17

  1. Ridden, Show Pony not exceeding 148cms
  2. Open Lead Rein Ponies up to 123cm Rider U8 yrs old on 01-01-17
  3. Registered Ridden Connemara Pony, 4 years & over.

            Rider under 16 on 01-01-17

  1. Registered Ridden Connemara Pony 4 years & over.

            Rider over 16 on 01-01-17

  1. Open Show Hunter Lead Rein
  2. Ridden Show Hunter 133cm-143cm
  3. Ridden Show Hunter 123cm-133cm – Confined to Pony Club Members
  4. Performance Hunter

 

SHOW HUNTER CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES 76 & 77

 

Sheep Section

 

Specific Requirements – Sheep

Identification:  All sheep must be individually identified with plastic eartags issued on accordance with the requirements of the National Sheep Identification System (NSIS).

Movement Documentation:   All consignments of sheep being moved must be accompanied by the completed dispatch document. Individual details of each sheep in the consignment must be recorded. Sheep from non-restricted flocks only can be moved to shows. In the case of flocks restricted following diagnosis of scrapie, sheep possessing the ARR/ARR genotype only may be exhibited. The movement of these ARR/ARR genotype sheep must be accompanied with the relevant movement permit (SCR/10), which can be obtained from the Local District Veterinary Office in the county where the flock is located.

AIM Notification:  The movement of sheep to and from an Agricultural Show within the State must be recorded on AIM. This is done using a copy of the owners dispatch document as follows:

  1. The Owner/Keeper presents the signed and completed dispatch document to the show secretary who checks it to ensure that it is completed in full.
  2. The Show Secretary fills in the MART section of the dispatch document with (i) the show number; (ii) the date of the move back to the source holding; (iii) stamps is with the show stamp; (iv) signs the dispatch document.
  3. The Show Secretary then forwards the completed pink section of the dispatch document to the local DVO within 7 days of the show movement.
  4. The Show Secretary keeps the white copy for his/her records,
  5. The source/destination keeper keeps the bottom yellow copy to enter it into their flock registry.
  6. Ultimate responsibility for fulfilling this requirement lies with the Show Secretary.

Flock Register:  All movements of sheep to and from shows must be recorded in your flock register.

Exports (to Member States of the European Union including Northern Ireland:  All sheep must be accompanied by TRACES intra community trade certificate for ovine animals. A TRACES message, corresponding with the TRACES certificate, will be sent for each animal or consignment being dispatched to the show (this will be performed by Department officials of the DVO). Exhibitors are advised to contact their Local District Veterinary Office & the show society in Northern Ireland well in advance of any show where sales may take place to determine the suitability of the show for exports (e.g. premises and sheep status), availability of veterinary staff for export certification and to have the necessary arrangements out in place.

Attendance of sheep from scrapie monitored flocks at shows and sales in 2017:  Shows between 1st May and 30th September:  Sheep from scrapie monitored flocks will be permitted to attend agricultural shows taking place between May 1st and September 30th without restriction or separation from other categories of

Sheep.

 

Sheep Section

Please Note that the running order of classes may not go according to schedule on Show Day.

Prizes:  1st – €25  2nd – €15  3rd – €10.                                  Entry Fee €7

Galway

  1. Ram Lamb, Galway Purebred
  2. Ewe Lamb, Galway Purebred – Lambs eligible for All-Ireland not eligible
  3. Ram, Hogget or Aged, Galway Purebred
  4. Ewe, Hogget or Aged, Galway Purebred

Suffolk

  1. Ram Lamb, Suffolk Purebred
  2. Ewe Lamb, Suffolk Purebred
  3. Ram, Hogget or Aged, Suffolk Purebred
  4. Ewe, Hogget or Aged, Suffolk Purebred

Texel

  1. Ram Lamb, Texel Purebred
  2. Ewe Lamb, Texel Purebred

Beltex

  1. Ram Lamb, Beltex Purebred
  2. Ewe Lamb, Beltex Purebred

Charollais

  1. Ram Lamb, Charollais Purebred
  2. Ewe Lamb, Charollais Purebred
  3. Ram, Hogget or Aged, Charollais Purebred
  4. Ewe, Hogget or Aged, Charollais Purebred

Zwartbles

  1. Ram Lamb, Zwarbles Purebred
  2. Ewe Lamb, Zwarbles Purebred
  3. Best Ram Shearling & upwards, Zwarbles Purebred
  4. Best Ewe Shearling & upwards, Zwarbles Purebred

Other

  1. Purebred Ram any breed other than above
  2. Purebred Ewe any breed other than above

 

COMMERCIAL

  1. Factory Lamb
  2. Butchers Lamb
  3. Ewe Lamb, Crossbred likely to produce best breeding Ewe
  4. Ewe, Crossbred, Hogget or Aged
  5. Ewe and Ram likely to produce best factory Lamb

 

 

 

  1. OSMONDS ECOFLEECE

           ALL IRELAND PAIR OF GALWAY EWE LAMBS

             Prizes:        Champion Pair €75 & voucher for 1lt Ecofleece

                                2nd – €50 & voucher for  1lt Ecofleece  

                                3rd –  €25 & voucher for  1lt Ecofleece

                                4th –  A voucher for   1lt Ecofleece      

            Entry fee €10 per pair of Ewe Lambs

                RULES & CONDITIONS

  1. Entry is confined to a pair of Ewe Lambs, which is judged as a pair
  2. All classes are open to pedigree & non-pedigree flocks
  3. A competitor may enter two pairs of Ewe Lambs from his or her flock
  4. Entries to be made direct to the Secretary of the Mountbellew show

Final at Mountbellew on Saturday 16th September, 2017

 

Sheep Section Junior Classes

  1. Young Handler Competition

Trophies for prizes                           Entry Fee €5

Entrant must be under 17 on show day.  Entrant will present a ram or ewe, any breed at            the show. Judging will include style, appearance and ability to handle & show the exhibit.             Some knowledge of animal health is important. The criterion is the entrant and his/her               ability rather than the exhibit, and takes into account the age of the exhibitor.

  1. Friendliest pet lamb sucking from a bottle

            Trophies for prizes                       Entry Fee €5

     Entrant must be under 8 years of age on Show Day

      Entrant will present a lamb at the show, any breed feeding from a bottle

 

CHAMPION RAM LAMB           Trophy to winner

Confined to 1st prize winners in Classes 79,83,87,89,91 & 95      

 

CHAMPION EWE LAMB           Trophy to winner

Confined to 1st prize winners in Classes 80, 84 ,88, 90, 92, 96 & 103

 

CHAMPION RAM                      Trophy to winner

Confined to 1st prize winners in Classes 81, 85, 93, 97 & 99

           

CHAMPION EWE                      Trophy to winner

Confined to 1st prize winners of Classes 82, 86, 94, 98, 100 & 104

 

CHAMPION SHEEP OF THE SHOW

Confined to 1st prize winners in Classes 79 to 104

Trophy sponsored by Mountbellew Agricultural Show Society

 

Goat Section

Goats will be Judged after the sheep

Prizes:  1st – €25  2nd – €15  3rd – €10.                          Entry Fee €7

  1. Best Goat any age

 

Cat Section

Cats will be Judged at 12 Noon                                        Entry Fee: €3

Trophies will be awarded unless stated:           All cats must be in owners’ cages

  1. Domestic Cat
  2. Kitten up to 4 months

CHAMPION KITTEN/CAT OF SHOW

Confined to 1st prize winner of Classes 110 & 111

 

Household Pet Section

 

Judging after Cat classes                                                  Entry Fee: €3                                                                      

 

Trophies will be awarded unless stated:       All household pets must be in owners’ cages                  

  1. Any household Pets other than dogs, cats or feathered

 

Poultry Section

Prizes:  1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.          Entry Fee €3 

 

Judging @12.30pm                          Cages will be available on show Day  

Mountbellew Show Society reserves the right to divide classes on Show Day.

Note: All Poultry has to stay until 4.00 pm 

 

  1. Large Hen any Breed
  2. Bantam Hen any Breed
  3. Large Cock any Breed
  4. Bantam Cock any Breed
  5. Large Drake any Breed 
  6. Call Drake any Breed
  7. Large Duck any Breed
  8. Call Duck any Breed
  9. Goose or Ganger

            Champion  & Reserve Champion of the  Show 

 

Garden Flower Section

Judging starts at 12 noon

Prizes:  1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.          Entry Fee €3 

The Miland Perpetual Cup will be presented to most successful exhibitor in Classes 122 – 132.

  1. Foliage Plant in a Pot
  2. Flowering Plant in a pot

            (excluding Geranium or Perlargonium)

  1. Geranium or Perlargonium plant in a pot
  2. 3 Dahlia Blooms Decorative
  3. 3 Dahlia Blooms Cactus
  4. 6 Dahlia Blooms any variety, may be mixed
  5. Bunch of Cut Flowers in a vase
  6. Hybrid Tea Roses 3 Blooms
  7. Rose of the Show 1 Bloom (Trophy to the winner)
  8. Vase of 3 Hydrangea Blooms
  9. Gladiola 1 Spike in a Vase

 

Garden Produce Section

Judging starts at 12 noon                                         

Prizes:  1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.          Entry Fee €3 

The Briggs Cup will be awarded to the most successful exhibitor in Classes 134 & 135.

The Bernard Cunningham Cup will be awarded to the most successful exhibitor in

Classes 136 – 146.

  1. 2 Jars of Honey
  2. Dish of 5 Cooking Apples- 1 variety named
  3. Dish of 5 Dessert Apples – 1 variety named
  4. Best Truss of Home grown Tomatoes
  5. 2 Heads of Lettuce
  6. 2 Heads of Cabbage – The Hussey Family Memorial trophy to Winner.
  7. 5 Onions grown from Sets
  8. 3 Beetroot, any variety
  9. 3 Parsnips
  10. 3 Garden Carrots
  11. 3 Stalks of Rhubarb
  12. Collection of Vegetables
  13. Not less than 4 and not more than 8 varieties (kinds). Home Produced
  14. Best Collection of Fresh Garden Herbs 4-8 varieties
  15. Best Scarecrow

 

Farm Produce Section

Judging starts at 12 noon

Prizes are as follows unless otherwise stated

Prizes:  1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.          Entry Fee €3 

The Rowan Cup Classes 148 – 153      The Mill Cup Classes 154 – 158

  1. Boiled Potatoes 5 (Table sample correctly named)
  2. Early Crop Potatoes – 5 British Queen
  3. Main Crop Potatoes – 5 Records
  4. Main Crop Potatoes – 5 Kerr Pinks
  5. Main Crop Potatoes – Roosters
  6. 3 Turnips (Swedes)
  7. Best Sward of Grass 18” x 12 “ (45cms x 30cms)
  8. Sheaf of Oats – Tied in the Traditional Way
  9. Sheaf of Barley – Tied in the Traditional Way
  10. ¼ Bale of Hay
  11. 3 Sods of Turf

 

Art Section

Judging starts at 12 noon

Prizes:  1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.          Entry Fee €3 

NOTE: All entries to be exhibited at owners risk.  Framed or Unframed

  1. Portrait
  2. Landscape or Seascape
  3. Still Life
  4. Modern Art
  5. Art (Any theme other than above)
  6. Art (Any theme) (Confined to Persons with Special Needs)
  7. Drawing, Painting or decorated Birthday Card

(Confined to Adults with Special Needs over 16)

 

Photography Section

Prizes:  1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.          Entry Fee €3 

All Photos must be not exceed 7 inch x 5 inch and they must be card mounted

Exhibits previously awarded 1st prize at Mountbellew Show are not eligible to enter.

Photo of the 1st prize exhibit will be taken on the day of the show

All entries must be the exhibitor’s own work and be recently completed.

  1. Best Photo with Wittiest Caption
  2. Best Photo of Animal Life
  3. Best Photo of Scenic Beauty
  4. Best Photo at Mountbellew Agricultural Show
  5. Best Black & White Photo
  6. Best ‘Action’ Photo

Best Photo of the Show

Trophy 1st prize winners in Classes 166 to 171

 

Home Produce Section

Prizes:  1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.          Entry Fee €3 

Bread and Scones

  1. 6 Plain Scones
  2. Brown Soda Bread
  3. White Soda Bread
  4. Banana Bread (No fruit or nuts allowed)
  5. Ginger Bread

Buns and Biscuits

  1. 6 Queen Cakes – Plain
  2. 12 Home-made biscuits (2 Varieties)
  3. 6 Decorated Queen Cakes

Eggs

  1. Six Duck Eggs
  2. Six White Eggs
  3. Six Brown Eggs

Pastry and Cakes

  1. Apple Tart
  2. Chocolate Cake (Chocolate sponge not accepted)
  3. Sponge cake (filled with jam and dusted with caster sugar)
  4. Decorated Sponge Cake
  5. Carrot Cake
  6. Madeira
  7. Marble Cake
  8. Cheese Cake
  9. Novelty Cake (To be judged on appearance)

Jams/Chutney/Marmalade

  1. Pot of Raspberry Jam
  2. Pot of Blackberry Jam
  3. Pot of Crab Apple Jelly
  4. Pot of Jam, any other variety
  5. Pot of Blackcurrant Jam
  6. Pot of Chutney of Your Choice
  7. Pot of Lemon Curd
  8. Pot of Marmalade
  9. Pot of Rhubarb Jam
  10. Pot of Gooseberry Jam

 

Woolens & Fancywork Section 

Prizes:  1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.          Entry Fee €3 

Exhibits previously awarded 1st prize at Mountbellew Show are not eligible to enter 2017 show.  Photo of the 1st prize exhibit will be taken on the day of the show. All entries must be the exhibitor’s own work and be recently completed.

The Nonie Mahoney Memorial Cup will be presented to the most successful exhibitor in this section. A  Replica will be given.

  1. Hand Knit Garment. Aran Pattern
  2. Hand Knit Garment Other than Aran Pattern
  3. Any Article in Fine Cotton Thread Crochet
  4. Any Article in Wool Crochet
  5. Jumper or Cardigan in Wool Crochet
  6. Hat or cap in Cotton Crochet
  7. Any Article in Embroidery
  8. Any Article in Decoupage
  9. Patchwork – Cushions or Wall Hangings
  10. Patchwork – Quilts
  11. Home-Made Cushion Cover
  12. Any Article in Needlework (Confined to Adults with Special Needs)

Craftwork Section

Prizes:  1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.          Entry Fee €3 

Exhibits previously awarded 1st prize at Mountbellew Show are not eligible to enter 2016 show.  Photo of the 1st prize exhibit will be taken on the day of the show. All entries must be the exhibitor’s own work and be recently completed.

  1. Souvenir-Strictly Home-Made
  2. Hand Craft confined to Woodwork
  3. ‘Back in Time’ Potted Plant in old container (Pre 1960)
  4. Display of TWO Household items (Pre 1960)
  5. Hand Craft (Other than Woodwork or Rushwork)
  6. Something New from Something Old
  7. Any Article in Craftwork (Souvenir, Woodwork, Rushwork, etc.

            (Confined to Adults with Special Needs)

 

Dog Section

Please note:  This year Dog entries will be taken on Show Day:

All Entries must be in by 12 Noon.  

 Judging starts @12.30pm

Entry Fee €4 for entries received before the closing date 9th Sept. Entry Fee €5 to enter on Show Day.

Classes 256 to 272              Trophies will be awarded as prizes              

  1. Puppy Dog
  2. Puppy Bitch

 

BEST PUP IN SHOW (winners in classes 221 & 222)

  1. Best Terrier Dog
  2. Best Collie

 

THE WILLIE NEWELL CUP (winners in class 224)

  1. Gun Dog (Pointer, Retriever, Setter, Springer and Cocker Spaniel)
  2. Labradors
  3. Working Dog

 

THE NIALL JOYCE CUP (winners in classes 224 & 227)

  1. Toy Group

     (Bichon Frise, Cavalier, Maltese, Pomeranian)

  1. Best family large dog
  2. Best Utility Dog (Bull Dog, Poodle & Dalmatian)
  3. Best Non-Pedigree Dog

CHAMPION DOG & RESERVE CHAMPION

(winners in Classes 221 to 231)

 Champion Dog receives a Kennel Sponsored by

O’Brien Timber Products Mountbellew

 

  1. Dog in fancy dress
  2. Dog I would like to take home
  3. Best Groomed Dog
  4. Dog with a Disability (Prize: Dog food)
  5. U 13 Handling (confined to children in Show area within 10km) Trophies

 

Junior Sections

 

Junior Art Section

      All prize winners will receive trophies                    Entry Fee €2

  1. Art on Canvas (unframed) Acrylics or Oils

           (Confined  to Children with Special Needs u16 on Show Day)

  1. Painting/Drawing – U10 yrs on Show Day (A4 size)
  2. Painting/Drawing-A3 size Paper – U14
  3. Best Decorated ‘Birthday’ Card – Home Made U10 years on Show Day
  4. Best Decorated ‘Get Well’ Card – Home Made U13 years on Show Day

                Please note that in Class 240 & Class 241 there are no kits allowed.

  1. Drawing, Painting or decorated Birthday Card  Special Needs U16
  2. Hand Writing – U9   “Our Puppies” by Evaleen Stein (Printed writing)
  3. Hand Writing – U14 ‘The Cow’ by Robert Louis Stevenson (Joined)
A4 Colouring Pages available on www.mountbellewagrishow.ie

 

            Handwriting  see below or available on www.mountbellewagrishow.ie

  1.   Colouring Competition- U8 yrs – free entry               
  2.   Colouring Competition- U6 yrs – free entry               

 

The Cow

 

The friendly cow all red and white, 
I love with all my heart: 
She gives me cream with all her might, 
To eat with apple-tart. 

She wanders lowing here and there, 
And yet she cannot stray, 
All in the pleasant open air, 
The pleasant light of day; 

And blown by all the winds that pass 
And wet with all the showers, 
She walks among the meadow grass 
And eats the meadow flowers. 

 

Our Puppies

 

Little ears as soft as silk,
Little teeth as white as milk,
Little noses cool and pink,
Little eyes that blink and blink,
Little bodies round and fat,
Little hearts that pit-a-pat,
Surely prettier puppies never
Were before nor can be ever!

 

Class 243 – Handwriting U9                                   Class 244 – Handwriting U14                                                   

 

Woolens, Fancywork & Craft Junior Section

Prizes:                 1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.         Entry Fee €2

In classes with 10 or more entries there will be a 4th prize of €3

 

  1. Any Soft Toy – e.g. Knitting, Sewing etc
  2. Any Article made from paper (No Kits allowed)
  3. Any Article in Playdoh, Clay or Plasticine
  4. Hand Craft confined to Woodwork – U17
  5. Hand Craft confined to ‘Kennex’ or ‘Lego’. (Max size 12 x12 inch)
  6. Article made from Recyclable materials (Size must be stated on entry form).
  7. Decorated Hurling/Camogie Stick
  8. Friendship Bracelet
  9. Crafts using Textiles – (U17 yrs old on Show Day)

 

Home Produce Teenage Section 13 – 17 years old

Prizes:                 1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.         Entry Fee €2 

In classes with 10 or more entries there will be a 4th prize of €3

  1. 6 Decorated Queen Cakes
  2. 6 Plain Scones
  3. 6 Queen Cakes
  4. 6 Muffins (2 Varieties)
  5. Apple Tart
  6. Decorated Sponge Cake
  7. Chocolate Biscuit Cake
  8. Baking (Queen cakes, scones, brown bread etc)

       (Confined to 13-18 yr old with Special Needs)

 

Home Produce Children Section 12 year old & under

Prizes:                 1st – €15  2nd – €10  3rd – €5.         Entry Fee €2 

In classes with 10 or more entries there will be a 4th prize of €3

  1. 6 Decorated Queen Cakes
  2. 6 Queen Cakes
  3. 6 Plain Scones
  4. 6 Rice Krispie Buns
  5. Apple Tart
  6. Decorated Gingerbread person
  7. Cake – any type

 

Garden Produce & Flower – Junior Section

In classes with 10 or more entries there will be extra prizes

All prize winners will receive trophies                                                  Entry Fee €2

  1. Best Collection of Wild Flowers.

    (Confined to Children in National School in September 2017)

  1. Best Arrangement of Flowers in a Vase
  2. Best Collection of leaves
  3. Best Decorated Egg
  4. Best Decorated Vegetable.
  5. Most unusual looking potato
  6. C. A. Competition

                         Afternoon Tea for Two                                    Entry Fee: €20 per Guild

Craft item  –   Savoury Sandwiches   –  Scones with homemade jam & butter

          Crockery & Cutlery to complement the Tray

          Tray Size to be entered on entry form

          1st Prize:      Federation Cup & €50   2nd Prize:   €30  3rd Prize:   €20

 

 

The Show yard will open at 8:30 am

 Judging in Horse Section starts at 10 am sharp

Judging in Cattle Section starts at 11 am sharp

Judging in Sheep Section starts at 12 noon

Judging in Poultry Section starts at 12 noon

Judging in the Dog Section starts at 12.30 pm

Judging in other Sections starts at 12 noon

 All other exhibits must be in before 11:30am & 

CAN NOT BE REMOVED BEFORE 4pm 

 

 

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& Mountbellew Heritage & Tourism Network

 

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Winner every week

 

Draw every Tuesday night

 

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