Rule 1: Entrance Fees / Entry

  • Classes 1- 40 Cattle £4.00
  • Classes 45-119 Sheep £3.00
  • Classes 42, 42a,43,43a, 117-119 Presentation £2.00
  • Classes 120-157 & 159 -221 Horses £8.00
  • Classes 158A, B & C Horse Young Handler £3
  • Jumping – £8 pre- entered. £10 on the day.
  • Clear round jumping £3.00 from 10am to 12.30 p.m.

Unaffiliated horse entries for Ring 3 Classes 157A – 166 can be taken on the day £10.00. All fees must be submitted with the entry form and no fees will be refunded under any circumstances.

Dog Classes 1 – 19 £1.50 per class. Taken at the dog show ring on the day.

Rule 2: Blank entry forms

Blank entry forms can be obtained from the secretary, which should be returned together with the correct entrance fee on or before July 24th in current year. Please ensure the entry form is completely filled in. The Committee reserves the right to extend the time if they think desirable.

Rule 3: False Entry

Any person making a False Entry or giving a wrong description will be disqualified from taking a prize.

Rule 4: Local Classes

Local Classes are defined and restricted to persons residing within an eight mile radius Camelford Library formally The Town Hall. See map in secretary’s tent.

Rule 5: Cups & Trophies

All cups and trophies awarded are the property of the Camelford & District Agricultural Association Ltd. and unless otherwise stated are perpetual awards to be retained by the winner and returned by the 1st of June in current year.

All trophies with the exception of the breed championship and supreme championship trophies which will be presented during the grand parade can be collected from the secretary’s marquee by the winner or a representative at their convenience after signing the cup books.

No trophy will be given out unless cup card is presented to the Cup Secretary.

Rule 6: Placings

Where there are 12 or more entries in a class, a 5th and 6th prize rosette will be awarded. The 4th – 6th places will not qualify for points towards the Coronation Cup.

Rule 7: Start Times

Class 120 begins at 09:00. All exhibits to be on the Showfield by 8:30 am on the day of the Show and remain until 3 o’clock. No exhibit to leave before the stated time without a pass from the Secretary. Exhibitors to be ready 10 minutes before class if late let Ring Steward know particularly if in more than one class.

Rule 7: Start Times

Class 120 begins at 08:30. All exhibits to be on the Showfield by 8:30 am on the day of the Show and remain until 3 o’clock. No exhibit to leave before the stated time without a pass from the Secretary. Exhibitors to be ready 10 minutes before class if late let Ring Steward know particularly if in more than one class.

Rule 8: Ownership Duration

All exhibits to have been the bona-fide property of the exhibitor for at least one month prior to the show.

Rule 9: Protests

Any person making a protest shall do so within one hour of the time of the class and shall deposit with the Secretary the sum of £ 30.00, which shall be forfeited if the Stewards consider such a protest to be frivolous.

Rule 10: Loss & Damage

The Camelford and District Agricultural Association Limited will not be liable for any loss or
damage which persons, stock, exhibits or vehicles may sustain.

Rule 11: Disputes

All disputes to be settled by the Executive Committee whose decision shall be final.

Rule 12: Class Cancellations

The Committee reserves the right to cancel any Class or amalgamate any class. Judging will follow the timetable as closely as possible, but the committee reserves the right to change the running order if necessary.

Rule 13: Judge’s Decision

The Judge’s decision is final.

Rule 14: Leading Cattle

All cattle to be halter led in the Judging rings and when paraded. To comply with the show insurers all children 12 years of age and under on the day of the show must be supervised by a suitable adult when leading an animal. Livestock Exhibitors are requested to comply with Animal Welfare Regulations including no over stocking of udders.A complete male bovine over 30 months of age is considered a Bull and is subject to the regulations i.e. 2 handlers.

Rule 15: Livestock Security

All Cattle must be properly secured at all times. Horses/ponies should be tied when outside their boxes.

Rule 16: Joint Names

Where an animal is entered in joint names, the points will be awarded to the person who paid the entry fee. Points will NOT be awarded to both entrants or split between them.

Rule 17: MV/CAE Sheep

The 2023 CDAA Ltd Show has been approved by the Scottish Agricultural College. Sheep and Goat Health Schemes, to hold Classes for MV/CAE accredited sheep. All MV/CAE accredited stock, must hold a valid certificate for accreditation (note expiry date). The certificate should be completed and signed by the owner/manager. The show organiser or deputy will collect and return these to SGHS.

A photocopy of the SAC veterinary certificate for MV/CAE exhibitors must accompany the entry form and the original handed to the sheep stewards on the day before unloading.

Rule 18: Shorn Sheep

All sheep to have been shorn except in Ram and Ewe Lamb Classes and 117-119 and the Dorset Sheep classes where this rule does not apply.

Rule 19: Holding No.

C & DAA Ltd. has a Holding No. 07/076/8104 issued by DEFRA. Movements to the Show must be registered with BCMS. Passports must therefore accompany the cattle.

Rule 20: Biosecurity

To satisfy Bio Security regulations cattle and sheep transport has a separate entrance point into the animal enclosure licensed by DEFRA where they should remain. Cleansing of the interior of private transport is not a particular requirement but all vehicles and boxes should arrive in clean condition. Instructions from the Bio Security Officer must be obeyed at all times.

Rule 21: Drivers

All drivers of vehicles entering the Showground must obey the directions of the stewards.

Rule 22: Entry Passes

The Association will allow what it considers to be an appropriate number of entry passes and ask exhibitors to accept that number, and pay for any persons accompanying them on the day. All Exhibitors and Pass Holders must use the appropriate Gate which will be indicated. Persons riding with Exhibitors and who do not have a pass will have to pay Additional passes can be obtained from the Secretary at a reduced rate prior to the Show.

Rule 23: Child Riders & Handlers

Child Riders & Handlers must have reached the age of 3 years to compete in Equine classes. Birth Certificates are to be produced on the field if necessary.
Entire male horses and ponies over 1 year old must be led by person of 14 years or older.  Stallions to be ridden only by persons of 12 years and over. In Lead Rein classes the leader must be 16 years old or over and may only lead one pony in a class.

Rule 24: Suitable Footwear

Suitable footwear must be worn at all times when mounted or in the ring. No welly boots are to be worn in the ring.

Rule 25: Passport Numbers

Horses & Ponies must include their Passport numbers on the entry form for each animal. Horses and ponies must travel with their passports to the show ground as random spot checks will be done

Rule 26: Novice Horse & Pony Classes

Novice Horse/Pony Classes. Horses not to have won a 1st prize prior to 1st January in current year.

Rule 27: Hard Hats

Approved correctly secured hard hats MUST BE worn at all times when riding: all PAS015, VG1, ASTM F1163 04a onwards, SNELL E2016, AS/ NZS 3838 2006 onwards. 

A rider whose hat comes off will be eliminated. A rider whose strap comes undone, whilst competing must on Penalty of Elimination replace it or fasten it before continuing. They may stop without penalty to fasten the strap. All entries in Working Hunter, Working Cob and Working Ponies and Jumping must wear an approved crash hat for the jumping phase. This can be changed to a normal riding hat as above before the showing phase of the classes. If the above approved hats are not worn in any classes the Show will not take responsibility for any accident or injury caused to the rider. The rider must be responsible for their own actions. Handlers 16 and under must wear the correct approved head gear when handling horses/ ponies.

Rule 28: Horse & Pony Championship

The main championship of each section in the horse schedule will be judged first, ie 1st & 2nd prize winners of each eligible class for their section championship.

Thereafter the local championships will be held, ie 1st & 2nd local prize winners of each class will only be eligible. If the main 1st & 2nd prize winners are also local winners then the main championship only will be judged.

The overall champion from each section (not reserve champion) will be eligible for the supreme.

Rule 29: Grand Parade

The Grand Parade of Sheep & Cattle will take place in the Entertainment Ring at 3pm unless restrictions are in place, in which case animals will remain in their enclosure. The Committee respectfully request all exhibitors should take part in the Grand Parade. Numbers should clearly be seen at all times. Any alterations announced on the day.

The Grand Parade of Horses & Ponies will take place in Ring 1 at approx 3:30pm – 4pm followed by the Cup Presentation in the Entertainment Ring approx 4pm.

Rule 30: Health & Safety

All Exhibitors to comply with the Health & Safety Rules of the Show, a copy can be seen in the Secretary’s marquee. Fall of horse/pony or rider in any class will result in disqualification and must leave the ring dismounted and see Launceston Voluntary First Aid Service before continuing in any other class. 

Cattle & Sheep – In the event of anyone being knocked over, to see Launceston Voluntary First Aid Service.

Rule 31: Public Liability Insurance

All Trade & Vintage Exhibitors must be in possession of Public Liability Insurance and have it for inspection, if required, on Show Day. All Exhibitors except Horses & Cars to use Gate 1.

Rule 32: Gazebo’s & Tents

Any Exhibitors constructing Gazebo’s or Tents will be subject to Health & Safety Inspection to ensure they are suitably erected and secure under line. Relevant public liability insurance must be held

Rule 33: Equine Influenza Vaccine Requirements

Equine Influenza Vaccinations Wording as agreed and recommended by BEF and recommended by the ASAO

Equine Influenza and Tetanus vaccinations are a compulsory requirement for all horses attending the Camelford Agricultural Association Showground. The requirement for the first 3 vaccinations is as follows: the first 2 vaccinations 21 – 92 days apart, a third booster between 150-215 days, and an annual booster vaccination within 365 days thereafter. No horse should enter competitions within 7 days of an EI vaccination. Foals should commence vaccinations at 6 months old.

We urge all owners to adhere to strict biosecurity protocols at all times.

Vaccinations are subject to local risk assessments by the attending veterinarians.




Camelford Show Bus running from Camelford Town will drop off at Gate 1 starting at 10AM from Camelford.

By order of the Committee 2023 Camelford & District Agricultural Association Ltd

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