June 24, 2016 at 10:37 AM

Grandstand Media Limited would like to notify competitors that regrettably the organisers of the 137th Derbyshire County Show have had to make the hard decision to cancel this year’s event (Sunday 26th June), as a result of the current ground conditions and the weather forecast for the coming days. 

The cancellation of this event has affected a number of Horse of the Year Show qualifiers comprising the Shire Horse of the Year Championship supported by The Shire Horse Society Qualifier, the Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year Qualifier and The Colosso Family Side Saddle Horse of the Year.  We would like to notify all competitors of the resulting reallocation of these qualifiers that have been affected.   

 

Shire Horse of the Year supported by The Shire Horse Society Championship Qualifier

In conjunction with the Shire Horse Society Grandstand Media Limited would like to inform competitors that this qualifier will be reallocated to Derbyshire Shire Horse Association Show which will take place at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4AQ on Sunday 7th August 2016.  All competitors that were entered in this qualifier at Derbyshire County Show will be refunded their entry fee by Derbyshire County Show minus the £12 Horse of the Year Show Levy, in addition your entry will automatically be transferred free of charge across to the Derbyshire Shire Horse Association Show.  Mr William Livesey who was appointed to judge the Derbyshire County Qualifier will remain as the judge for this reallocated qualifier.  For competitors with queries about the Derbyshire Shire Association Show please contact the Paula Vernon Derbyshire Shire Association Show Secretary on 078377 42617 or Derbyshire County Show Livestock Secretary Jeannette Watt on 07734 888218.         

 

Cuddy Working Hunter Championship Qualifier

The Cuddy Working Hunter qualifier from Derbyshire County Show will be reallocated to Stoneleigh Horse Show, providing two qualifying places at this show for this Championship.  Stoneleigh Horse Show will take place at NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August.  The Cuddy Working Hunter is scheduled for Saturday 13th August in Arena 6, to be judged by Barbara Rich (Conformation) and Richard Mills (Ride).  To view the schedule for this show please click here or to make an entry visit www.grandstandentries.com online entries close on 25th July.  For all other queries please call 02476 858205.   

 

The Colosso Family Ladies Side Saddle Championship Qualifier

The Horse of the Year Show Colosso Family Ladies Side Saddle Championship qualifier will be reallocated to North of England Summer Horse Show.  This event will be taking place on Saturday 2nd July at Arena UK, the reallocation of this qualifier will sit alongside existing British Show Horse Association Horse of the Year Show qualifiers including Hacks, Hunters (Weights and Smalls), Working Hunters, Cobs, Riding Horses and Maxis.  The judge at North of England Horse Show for The Colosso Family Ladies Side Saddle qualifier is confirmed to remain the same as the Derbyshire County Show judge Miss Sarah Chapman, the class will be timetabled in Ring 2 to follow the timetabled Novice Hunter class.  Due to the close proximity of the event entries for this class will only be accepted on the day, however the pre-entry fee of £48 for North of England Summer Horse Show will be honoured on this occasion.  

 

All competitors that have entered Derbyshire County Show in the Cuddy Working Hunter or the Colosso Family Ladies Side Saddle will be contacted in due course by the organisers of the Derbyshire County Show to arrange the refund of their entry.

 

Tickets for Horse of the Year Show 2016 are on sale now for what promises to be another exceptional event. For show information, visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 02476 858205.

 

Ends

For more information on Horse of the Year Show 2016, or to request a selection of copyright free images, please contact:

Horse of the Year Show Press Office
Grandstand Media Ltd
Tel: 02476 858 205
Email: press@hoys.co.uk

 



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