Livestock entries Terms & Conditions


The Woolsery & District Show Committee disclaims any responsibility for accidents or loss to any person or animal attending the Show and no claims can be entertained for anything that might happen to Exhibitors, Competitors, Onlookers, their property, servants, exhibits or goods in connection with anything arising out of the Show.

It shall be considered a condition of entry that each entrant shall agree to indemnify the Promoters and/or any Official against any legal action arising from any accident and/or occurrence whatsoever. The organisers of this show have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the Health & Safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective everyone must take equal care to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the Organisers and all the Officials and Stewards. The full Health and Safety policy can be seen at or a copy can be requested from the Secretary.


It is a condition of entry that the Society reserves the right to forward Exhibitor information to the press, Breed Societies and other regulatory authorities (ie Defra or Trading Standards). It is also a requirement that the Owner’s name will be published in the Show catalogue and unless otherwise instructed on the entry form their address details will also be listed.


  1. Entries and payment can be made online at  All paper entries must be on an Entry Form available from the Secretary and accompanied by the correct Entry Fee. Cheques should be made payable to Woolsery & District Agricultural Show.
  2. All cattle and sheep entries to be on the Show Ground by 9.00 a.m.
  3. No exhibits shall be removed until after the Grand Parade without permission (in writing) from the Show Secretary.
  4. All protests to be made in writing to the Secretary before 6.00 p.m. on the day of the Show with a fee of £20.00 which will be forfeited if the protest is not sustained. The decision of the Committee is final.
  5. Entries in District Classes are confined to residents in the parishes of:- Hartland, Parkham, Clovelly, Alwington, Bulkworthy, Buckland Brewer, East & West Putford, Woolsery, Bradworthy, Welcombe, Abbotsham, Littleham, Sutcombe, Newton St Petrock & Abbots Bickington.
  6. All Exhibitors in the classes for horses, cattle and sheep must have been the property of the Exhibitor for at least two months prior to the Show date.
  7. In the event of an objection to a horses height the objector shall deposit £20.00 with the Secretary to be entitled to have the Honorary Veterinary Surgeon to the Society ascertain the horse's height. (£20.00 refunded if objection sustained)
  8. Neither the Secretary nor the Committee will be held responsible for errors, mistakes or accidents, which may occur.
  9. Cup winners are responsible for having Trophies engraved. If not done the Committee cannot undertake to keep Cups up to date. Cups must be returned to the Cup Secretary before the next show.
  10. Cup winners must parade their winning exhibits in the Grand Parade.
  11. Prize money for all classes will be given in the rings on the day.


All exhibitors are reminded that they must comply with all relevant current Defra and HSE regulations.

Exhibitors or their Riders/Stock attendants must be competent and take total responsibility of their stock at all times whilst on the Showground. All persons in charge of exhibits will be required to parade or exhibit the animals in their charge at times as directed by the Stewards of the Society. Stock attendants must be in attendance at least a quarter of an hour before the time appointed for exhibiting the animals under their charge in the Show Rings. No Stock attendants shall be allowed to lead more than one animal at a time in the Judging Ring or Main Ring. Exhibitors will be held responsible for the behaviour of their Riders/Stock Attendants and for the consequences of any misconduct. The Stewards have the power to remove from the Showground the Stock or property belonging to, and to cancel the admission ticket of any exhibitor who infringes any of the Regulations or Conditions of the Show, or who refuses to comply with any instructions given by the Stewards, without any responsibility attaching to them in consequences of such removal.


All exhibitors must have the relevant experience to be competent to handle the animal in their charge at all times.


Livestock exhibitors are reminded that the show environment can be upsetting for livestock, even those of normally placid temperament. Livestock with unstable or aggressive temperament should not be brought to the Showground. When in the opinion of the Officers, the Stewards, the Police or the Health & Safety Executive, an animal’s behaviour poses an immediate threat to the people in it’s vicinity the Society reserves the right to take appropriate action to mitigate the threat.


The Animal Welfare Act (2006) requires all responsible persons to provide a duty of care to the animals regardless to location. Instances of compromised animal welfare or evidence of unnecessary animal suffering should be reported immediately to show officials. The Society and associated Show Veterinary Officers reserve the right to summon animal health officials if deemed necessary. See Any artificial contrivance or device of any description found on or proved to have been used on an animal at any time whilst that animal is in the Showground, either for preventing the flow of milk or for any other improper purpose, will disqualify that animal from being awarded a prize, and any prize awarded prior to discovery will be forfeited. The Instigator or The Owner of the said animal may be prohibited from again entering Stock for any of the Society’s Shows, for such period as the Committee may see fit. For the purpose of this Regulation, the term ‘improper practice’ shall be held to include setting of teats, and generally any other practice including tampering or of their own or any other animal by the exhibitor or any other person which results in the animals being shown other than in a natural state, and the Society reserves the right to have all animals inspected by the Society’s Veterinary Officers, either prior to, during, or after judging.

The Society will not tolerate the administration to show exhibits (entered either for competition or sale/demonstration) of tranquilisers or other drugs which may in any way affect the performance of the animal in question to have the effect of making it behave in the show ring in a manner which is not natural. The Society reserves the right to take any necessary samples. Any Person or Exhibitor (or his representative) who is found to have administered or permitted the administration of any such tranquiliser or drugs to any Show exhibit will be reported to the Organising Committee, and dealt with at their discretion. In addition the matter will be referred to the appropriate Breed Society or Organisation.

The use of blacking, except on the feet, or other colouring matter on Cattle is prohibited. Infringement of this Regulation will render the animal upon which the material is used liable to be disqualified.


Exhibitors must ensure that sufficient stock attendants are available to lead all first, second and third prize-winning animals for the Grand Parade. Failure to parade may result in forfeiture of prize-money.


From January 2007 Welfare in Transport Regulation (EC) no. 1.2005 will apply. NOTE: It will be an offence to transport any female animal for which 90% or more of the gestation period has already passed or female animals that have given birth in the previous week. PLEASE NOTE: If you are transporting animals over 65 kms (40 miles) you will require an Animal Transporter Authorisation and as from January 2008 it is now a legal requirement to have a Certificate of Competence for transporting animals over 65 kms (Please check with your local authority).


The Show is licensed by Defra in accordance with the requirements of the Animal Gatherings England Order 2010. All animals attendants are asked to co-operate by observing the Biosecurity rules. The animal areas should be kept clean and free from faecal contamination. Attendants should wear protective clothing and footwear capable of being disinfected whilst in the animal area. When leaving the animal area, attendants should remove protective clothing, wash their hands and ensure that footwear is clean and disinfected. When Showing or attending Parades, clean white coats or “Breed Uniforms” should be worn and suitable disinfectable footwear. (No Trainers). Vehicles transporting livestock must be cleansed and disinfected in accordance with The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (England) (No 3) Order 2003.

Exhibitors should also be aware and must comply with current rules, legislation, regulations and conditions in force at the time of the Show from Defra, Trading Standards, BCMS and other regulatory authorities. For the latest information regarding animal movements, movement standstills or isolation facilities please contact your Local Trading Standards Animal Health Officer or visit

The on site vetinary surgeon has the authority to require any animal considered unfit to be removed form the showground


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