We are proud to present you the results of the Mid Somerset Show 2021

THE CHEESE AWARDS AT THE MIDSOMERSET SHOW

THE CHEESE AWARDS

CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Chairman: Nigel Pooley

Judges: Mr Tony Ball, Mrs Tracey Burr, Mr Peter Mitchell, Mr Matthew Organ, Mr Chris Stilton, Mrs Sally Young, Mr Martin Gaylard , Mr Dave Miller, Mrs Diane Cox,  Mr Kyle Allington, Mrs Sarah de Wit, Mr Emyr Evans, Mr Mark Jenkins, Mrs Sarah Barnes, Mr Peter Derbyshire

 

All cheeses to be staged no later than noon on Saturday 14th August, with judging commencing at 12.30 pm

 

CHAMPIONSHIPS:

  • Matthew and Skailes Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Champion Cheese
  • The Kenneth Hill Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Reserve Champion Cheese
  • Barber's Perpetual Challenge Cup for the South West Champion Cheese (Any cheese manufactured in the counties of Cornwall,  Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire)
  • The Jimmy Wilson Perpetual Trophy for the South West Reserve Champion Cheese (Any cheese manufactured in the counties of Cornwall,  Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire)
  • The Reg Dyke Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup for the overall winner of the West Country Classes (Classes 7 - 10)
  • The Stan Ash Memorial Cup for the overall winner of Farmhouse Cheddar Classes (Classes 1-6)
  • Stratton Sales Seven Counties Cup for the overall winner of intercounty cheddar classes (Classes 11-14)
  • Sturminster Creamery Cup for the overall winner of Open Classes (Classes 19-22))

 

The Champion Cheese, Reserve Champion Cheese, South West Champion and class 67 will be cut up and auctioned on show day at 3.30 pm.  Please state on the entry form if you are collecting cheese or donating to M.S.A.S charity at the end of the day.

 

Entry fee is £10.00 per class

SOMERSET CIDER CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE SOMERSET CIDER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Chief Stewards: Alan Stone and Bob Chaplin

Judges:

 Mark Venton (Ventons Cider)

Gavyn Luck (Perry's Cider)

Paull Manning (The Somerset Cider Brandy Company)

 

Entry Fee - £3.00 per entry

Prize: 1st £5.00, 2nd £3.00, 3rd £2.00

 

The Bob Cork Perpetual Trophy to be presented to the Best Somerset Produced Cider in Show from the winner of classes 100 to 104.

 

Rules:

1.Entries are restricted to two per class.

2.Cider and Perry must have been made in 2019 or 2020 (except for classes 104) and conform to HMRC Notice 162. Entries may be sweetened with sugar only.

3.Entries for Classes 100 to 102 to be presented in one gallon demijohns, bearing a tie-on label stating class and entry number.  

4.Entries for Classes 103 to be presented in two clear glass, screw top, 75cl bottles each bearing a tie -on label stating class and entry number.  The variety of apple used in Class 103, Single Variety Cider, to be stated on the label.

5.Entries for Class 105 to be presented in two 75cl glass Champagne style bottles, stoppered and wired, bearing a tie-on label stating class and entry number.  

6.All entry forms and fees must be received by Friday 23rd July.

7.Class and entry numbers will be sent to entrants by the Show Secretary.

8.Entries to be delivered to the Show on Friday 13th  August between 10 am and 3 pm and by 10.30 am on Saturday 14th August.  Entries can be delivered to the show office prior to show day.  Please contact the show office on 01749 938044 to arrange delivery.

9. Judging will commence at 11.00 am on Saturday 14th August.

10.Cider and Perry must be the product of the entrant and not obtained from elsewhere.

11.The Judges' decision will be final.

12.The Judges reserve the right not to award a prize or certificate if, for example, it is considered that the entries do not meet the required standard.

13.All cider and perry entries must be collected by 5pm on the day of the Show, if not they will be disposed of by the Show Stewards.

14. Prize money is available from the Secretary's Office on Show Day.  If you are unable to collect your prize money in person on Show Day.  It will be forwarded to you within 2 weeks of Show Day.

15. Verbal feedback on entries can be given to competitors, if requested, when judging is complete. Please notify the Chief Stewards

 

 

POULTRY and EGGS

POULTRY and EGGS

Chief Stewards: Mrs S Ford

 

CATTLE

CATTLE

Acting Chief Steward: Mr Tom Osborne

 

Entry fee: £5.00 (members £4.50) per class entry.

Young Handler Classes: free entry

 

Prizes: 1st £35, 2nd £25, 3rd £15 (4 rosettes)

Young handler: 1st £12, 2nd £10, 3rd £8

 

Additional rules for Cattle to the General Show Rules & Conditions:

All cattle must be halter led whilst on the showground.

 

Exhibitors and stock attendants must be fully aware of their obligations for the safety of the general public and fellow exhibitors and stock attendants at all times whilst on the show ground and must observe orders given by stewards or officials when leading stock to and from the Judging Rings and Main Ring for Grand Parade. Stock attendants are responsible for their own cattle at all times.

BULLS

All exhibitors of bulls should make themselves familiar with HSE Guidance Note GS36 "Safe Custody and Handling of Bulls at Agricultural Shows, Markets and Similar Premises Off the Farm."  This Guidance Note gives the following methods for handling bulls at events:

1.  One person using a bull staff attached to the bull's nose ring and a rope or chain attached to a halter or head chain through the nose ring with a competent person standing by able to assist in the control of the bull if required; if in doubt two experienced people to lead.

2.   One person using a rope or chain attached to a halter with a second rope or chain attached directly to the nose ring or via the nose ring to the halter, with a competent person standing by able to assist if necessary.

3.  The stewards have the power to refuse the entry of any animal which they consider might get out of control or to ask for any animal to be removed from the show ground.

GENERAL

1.  All Cattle must be on the showground by 8.30am and not removed before 4.00pm. Judging to commence at 9.00am prompt. Passports to be taken to the check-in tent. Milk Certificates to be handed to the Chief Steward on arrival.  

2.  For the purpose of this show a cow is an animal which has completed its first lactation and is in calf for her second or subsequent calf. A heifer is an animal which has calved once only before show day and has not completed her first lactation.  Animals with sealed teats will be disqualified.

3.  All classes are open unless stated.  Names and earmarks must be given for Pedigree and Grading Register animals B, C or D.

 

4.  If the Chief Steward considers that any dairy animal on the showground is overstocked he shall demand her to be relieved at once.

 

5.  All prize winning animals must be ready to enter the main ring when required for the Grand Parade (at approximately 3.20pm).

 

6.  Exhibitors must provide their own straw and fodder.

 

7. Please ensure you are ready to enter the showing ring in plenty of time.  

 

The Society reserves the right to amalgamate classes/sections where necessary.

 

CUPS, TROPHIES AND AWARDS

 

The following will be presented:

 

The Alan Vining Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Supreme Beef Champion and a cash prize of £50.

HRH Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall Cup for the Supreme Dairy Champion and a cash prize of £50.

The Douglas Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Champion Jersey.

The Herbert Showering Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Champion Shorthorn.

The Bibby Challenge Cup for the best Heifer in calf or milk 3 years old and under.

The Fresian Challenge Cup for the best Holstein Friesian in milk.

The Mid-Somerset Guernsey Challenge Cup for Champion Pedigree Guernsey

The Wessex Dexter Group Cup for the Champion Dexter Bull

The George Phelps Challenge Cup for the Champion Female Dexter

The Cannington Award for the Best Dexter Group of 3 .

Colonel C.T Mitford Slade Cup for the Best Ayrshire

The Nick Hill Challenge Trophy for the Best British Limousin..

The Enkangala Lowline Perpetual Challenge Cup to be awarded to the Champion Lowline.

 

SHEEP

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Chief Steward: Mrs Sue Lake

Chief Steward for Wool on the Hoof & Fleece: Mr Ed Dicken

 

Entry fee: £3.50 (members £3.00) per class entry.

Young Handler Classes: free entry

 

Prizes: 1st £15, 2nd £10, 3rd £5 (4 rosettes)

Young handler: 1st £10, 2nd £8, 3rd £6

 

Additional rules for Sheep to the General Show Rules & Conditions:

 

Tail Docking: To be i.a.w. DEFRA Code of Recommendations for Welfare of Livestock - Sheep, p.14 para 62-63.

Exhibitors are reminded that there must be a gap of at least 2 metres between MV Accredited and Non-Accredited at all times.

 

GENERAL:

1.  All Sheep must be unloaded and vehicles parked by 8.15am and not removed before 4.00pm.  Young Handler judging to commence at 8.30am.  Other judging to commence at 9.00am prompt.

2.  Artificial colouring to be used within their society's regulations.

3.  Sheep to be entered on the correct form only, stating whether the flock is in the Maidi Visna Accreditation Scheme.  Sheep must be registered with their respective Breed Society except in Local and Butcher's Lamb Classes.

4.  All sheep exhibited must have been owned by entrant for a minimum of 3 months prior to show day.

5.  Movement will be on paper via ARAMS-1 form.  Forms to be made out for both inward and outward journeys and taken to the tent at the head of the penning for logging.  

6.  A certificate of MV status is to accompany all sheep that are in the Sheep & Goat Health Scheme.  The certificate is to be shown to the steward before unloading and animals checked.   All MV Accredited Sheep, Health Declaration forms will be collected by a steward on show day.

7.  All prize winning animals must be ready to enter the main ring when required for the Grand Parade (at approximately 3.15pm).

8.  Exhibitors must provide their own straw and fodder.

9.  No dogs in the sheep field until after 2pm.  

10.  Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.  Any dog not under controlled will be removed from the sheep field.

 

The Society reserves the right to amalgamate classes/sections where necessary.

 

The following will be presented:

 

The Roy Clarke Challenge Cup for the Supreme Champion and a cash prize of £25.

The Mid-Somerset Show Cup for the Champion Pen of Sheep.

The George Sutherland Perpetual Trophy for the Champion Local Sheep

The Mallows Perpetual Trophy for the Champion Shetland Sheep

The Max Gidding Trophy for the Best Dorset Down

The Roy Allen Cup for the Champion Ryeland

The Pretty Oak Cup for the Champion Primitive

The Laurel Bank Challenge Cup for the Champion Longwool

The Somerset Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Best Two Butcher's Lambs Sired by a Suffolk Ram

The WG Cook Challenge Cup for the Champion Pen of Butchers Lambs (Best Sheep for Retail Trade)

The Richard Draper Perpetual Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Champion Wool on the Hoof

The J Stroud Cup for the Best Sheep Young Handler

The Mallows Flock Salver for the inter champion of the Primitive & Shetland Classes

 

Champion & Reserve Champion cards and rosettes will be awarded for each section. Supreme Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion cards and rosettes will be awarded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIGS

PIGS

 

Chief Steward - Susan Tanner

Judge: Peter Colson (Witney)

Entry fee - £5.00 per entry

Young handler classes - free entry

 

Prizes: 1st £20, 2nd £15, 3rd £10.

Group: 1st £10, 2nd £8, 3rd £6

Young handler: 1st £10, 2nd £8, 3rd £6

 

The following cups will be presented:

 

Interbreed Champion Pig Trophy will be awarded to the Supreme Champion.

The Farrington & Shepton Fat Stock Challenge Cup will be awarded to Best Sow and Litter.

The Roger Noble Trophy for best young handler.

 

The Champion Tamworth will be eligible for entry into the Tamworth Champion of Champions competition to be held this year at the Westmorland County Show on September 10th

 

The Society General Rules and Conditions apply:

1  Judging starts at 9.00am

2  All animals must be on the show ground before 9.00am and not removed until after 4.00 pm.

3  Exhibitors' animals to be block penned.

4  The ages of all animals must be reckoned to 15th August 2021 unless otherwise stated.

5  Date of birth of all livestock must be stated on the entry form

6  Classes may be amalgamated if insufficient entries in any section of the schedule

7  Please state number of pens required.  If possible please put two or more pigs to a pen.

8  Pigs for group classes can be selected on the showground but exhibitors must make the entry on the entry form and pay the correct entry fee.

9  If any more than 3 pigs of the same breed in same class then a separate class may be held.

 

Young Handlers on at 9.00 am

 

 

FODDER


Chief Steward - Mr S Britten
Steward -  Miss R Churches

Entry Fee - £3.00 per entry 


A Perpetual Challenge Cup kindly presented by Blandford and Webb will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining the most points in the fodder classes

Rules
1 No exhibitor will be awarded more than one prize in any one class.
2 Grain and fodder etc must be staged on Saturday 14th August 2021 by 12 noon with the judging taking
place on that day at 2.30pm
3 In classes with only one entry, the chief steward reserves the right to award only a second prize, if in the opinion of the judge the entry is of insufficient merit to warrant a first prize. No second prize will be awarded in classes where there are less than 3 entries.
4 The Society will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise, whether by fire, accident or otherwise.
5 Any prize money not collected on show day will be forfeited
6 General Rules of the Society also apply

Any questions please phone Steven Britten on 07971 027246

HORSES

HORSES

Chief Steward: Harriet Farquhar

 

Entry Fee £10-00 per class; late entries and entries on the day £15-00 per class

Unaffliated Classes (653 to 661): £5.00 per class 

 

PRIZE MONEY:

Classes 600 to 605: 1st £30.00, 2nd £20.00, 3rd £10.00

Classes 607 to 654: 1st £20.00, 2nd £15.00, 3rd £10.00 + Six superb rosettes in each class

Classes 653 to 661: Six superb rosettes in each class only

Prize money will not be given if there is less than 3 entries in a class

 

Show Rules;

 

The Society General Rules and Conditions also apply

1 The Society operates a Health and Safety policy on the Showground. All riders must wear protective head gear which includes a retaining harness secured to the shell at more than two points. Such headgear must be worn with the chin strap properly adjusted and fastened. Correctly secured current British Standard skull caps/riding hats must be worn at all times whilst mounted (including Ride Judges) Such headgear must be worn with the chin strap correctly and securely fastened at all times whilst mounted on the Showground.

When jumping in the Ring, the practice or collecting areas, all Riders must wear protective headgear, according to the current standards as listed below:All PAS 015; VG1; (BS)EN1384 2017; ASTM F1163 04a onwards; SNELL E2001; SNELL E2016; AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards;Skullcaps must be of, or worn with, a dark coloured plain peaked cover. Refer to your Society/Association Rule Book for further clarification.Correctly secured Skull Caps/Riding Hats that meet one of the following current Safety Standards/specifications MUST be worn by all Riders between the ages of 15 to 17 inclusive. All PAS 015; VG1; (BS) EN1384 2017; ASTM F1163 04a onwards; SNELL E2001; SNELL E2016; AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards.

 

2 The Society reserves the right to refuse an entry, to restrict the entries in a class, to change the schedule in any way.

3 Exhibitors making false statements on entry or acting in any way fraudulently will be disqualified and prize

money withheld.

4 Any exhibitor wishing to lodge a protest shall do so in writing with a deposit of £25 to the Horse Secretary within 2 hours of the end of the class.

5 All ridden or driven entries and brood mares must be 4 years old or over. Foals to be 3 weeks old or over.

Stallions to be handled by people 16 years old or over. All exhibitors must have the physical ability, relevant experience and be competent to handle the animal in their charge at all times. In the interest of safety all stallions and colts, 2 years old and over must be adequately bitted whilst on the showground.

Stallion Discs - All In Hand Stallions are advised to wear a bridle disc when showing in NPS classes.  As with ridden stallions, for which it remains compulsory, these may be from any UK society as long as they are easily identified or an NPS Stallion Disc may be purchased from the NPS Office.

6 A fall of horse or rider in any class will result in retirement from the class and must leave the ring dismounted. All persons in charge of exhibits will be subject to the orders of the stewards and will be required to parade or exhibit the animals in their charge at such times as may be directed by the stewards. It is the exhibitors' responsibility to be in attendance at least ten minutes before the start time appointed for their class. No exhibitors shall be allowed to lead more than one animal at a time in the ring.

7 The presence, in any form or quantity, in a horse entered of a substance which by it's nature could affect it's performance is banned. The presence of any substance in any form or quantity found in any animal should not be present on the showground.

8 Should any animal prove to be suffering from an infectious or contagious disease the exhibitor shall be liable

to forfeit and pay a sum of £2000 as damages in addition to any penalty incurred by the contravention of the

orders of any public authority or damages recoverable by other animal owners.

9 All cups and trophies are perpetual challenge awards. They must be signed for at the Trophy Tent next to the Secretary's Office next to the main ring.

10 It is a condition of entry at the Mid-Somerset Show that children must only handle animals where they have the necessary strength and experience to cope with foreseeable problems.

11 Competitors must at all times wear correct riding clothes complete with jackets or as specified.

12. Long hair is to be tied back in the interest of safety

13. Each exhibitor is to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner whilst on the show field.

14 No exhibitor is to ill-treat their horse or pony at the Show whether inside or outside the showing rings. It is the owner's due diligence to ensure that their horses and ponies are not left unattended whilst tied to the side of trailers or lorries.

15. No exhibitor is to excessively use a whip or spur whilst on the Showfield.

 

First aid cover from 7.30 am until 6-30 pm.

Farrier on showground

 

Reasonable precautions have been taken by the society to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the organisers, officials and stewards.

 

Equine Flu

 Equine Influenza and Tetanus vaccinations are a compulsory requirement for all horses attending the [insert relevant society/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. This Rule may be subject to change from guidance from the FEI/BEF and any changes will be notified via the Showing Council and ASAO websites. The current FEI ruling is for a six monthly booster as opposed to annual; therefore it is recommended that you check with shows that fall under FEI regulation before entering e.g. Windsor, Hickstead, HOYS etc.

 

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

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

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT NEITHER VACCINATION CERTIFICATES NOR PASSPORTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SHOW OFFICE PRIOR TO THE EVENT.  HOWEVER, RANDOM CHECKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON THE SHOWGROUND DURING THE SHOW

 

 

 

 

ARTS AND CRAFT, FLOWER SHOW AND FLORAL ART

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Arts & Crafts Chief Steward - Mrs Sally Yeoman

Flower Show & Floral Art Chief Steward - Mrs Lyn Steel

 

Entry fee: 75p per class

Children's Classes ENTRY FREE

 

Prizes

Adult Classes: 1st - £5.00, 2nd - £3.00, 3rd - £2.00

Children's Classes: 1st - £2.00, 2nd - £1.50, 3rd - £1.00

 

Points: 1st... 4pts 2nd... 2pts 3rd... 1pts

Each exhibitor will be credited with points for not more than one prize in each class

 

General Rules and 'How to Enter'

 

1.All exhibits are staged at the sole risk of the exhibitor.

2.A class may be cancelled / amalgamated if there are insufficient entries.

3.The Judge may withhold prizes where there are insufficient entries.

4.The Judge's decision is final.

5.No persons shall be with the judges whilst they are executing their duties other than a steward.

6.By completing an entry form, you must agree to the rules, regulations and conditions of the Society.

7.Each exhibit must be listed on the correct entry form provided.

8.The completed form must reach the Show Secretary by Friday 27th July 2021, accompanied by the correct fee.

9.Any objection must be made in writing and handed to the Chief Steward before 2.00pm on Show Day.

10.The entry numbers will be sent after the closing date.  Please attach to each exhibit before bringing to the Arts & Crafts Marquee on Saturday 14th August.

11.Each exhibit is to be the home made except for decorated cake and original work of the exhibitor and must be entered in his/her name.

12.No exhibit that has previously won a prize or been exhibited at the Mid-Somerset Show can be entered.

13.An exhibit may be entered in only one class.

14.Only one entry per class per entrant is permitted at the 2021 show.

15.No advertising matter can be staged with any exhibit.

16.An exhibit can only be handled by show officials between the times of staging and its time of removal.

17.Disposal of any exhibits remaining after 6.00pm will be at the discretion of the Chief Steward.

18.Prize winners must collect their prize vouchers from the Chief Steward to redeem their prize money from the Secretary's Office on show day.

19.Any prize money not collected on show day will be forfeited.

20.The exhibitor ticket for each entry must be shown to the Steward when an exhibit is removed.

21.The Children's Section is open to children aged 16 years and under on the day of the show, except where otherwise stated.

22.Please note that exhibitors' names will appear in the catalogue unless the Show Secretary is informed otherwise.

23.Cups and trophies will remain the property of Mid-Somerset Show Committee.

24.The cost of engraving trophies is the responsibility of the recipient.

25.The Committee shall have the power to decide all matters not provided for in these rules and on all matters

on which there is any question. Their decision is final.

26.All exhibits to be set up in the marquee at the Mid-Somerset Showground between 8.00am - 12.00pm on Saturday 14th August. 

27.Judging will commence at 1.30pm on Saturday 14th August. Only Judges and Officials will be permitted in the marquee from then until the Show is opened to the public at 9.30am on Sunday 15th August.

 

Please enter online at www.midsomersetshow.org.uk or send to: MidSomerset Show Office, PO Box 5435, Shepton Mallet, BA4 9DX

 

ENTRIES CLOSE ON FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2021

 

Cups & Trophies to be awarded:

Adult Classes:

The Tom Green Memorial Challenge Cup for most points in the Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Show.

The Steradent Poignard for the Best Flower Exhibit.

A Perpetual Trophy presented by the National Westminster Bank for the Best Exhibit in Floral Art.

Charles Hitchens Challenge Trophy for the most points in the Adult Floral Art.

The Dorothy Whittock Challenge Cup will be awarded to the exhibitor with most points in the photography classes.

 

The MASG Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the best exhibit in the Special Educational Needs & Learning Difficulties.

 

Children's Classes:

Chamber of Commerce Perpetual Challenge Cup will be presented to the winner with most points in the Children's Section.

The KA Moores Perpetual Challenge Cup will be presented to the Best Exhibit in the Children's Section.

The ICI Polyurethanes Cup will be awarded to the best photograph in the children's section.

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND LEARNING DISABILITIES

 

CHILDREN'S SECTION

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FREE ENTRY

Prizes in all children's classes: 1st - £2.00, 2nd - £1.50, 3rd - £1.00

Points will be awarded as follows: 1st: 4 points, 2nd: 2 points, 3rd: 1 point

 

Chamber of Commerce Perpetual Challenge Cup will be presented to the winner with most points in the Children's Section.

The KA Moores Perpetual Challenge Cup will be presented to the Best Exhibit in the Children's Section.

 

Children may enter all classes at the show but only the children's section will be judged taking age into account.

 

SPECIAL RULES

All exhibits must to be the work of the exhibitor.

All exhibits are not to have been entered at a previous Mid-Somerset Show.

A separate entry form to be completed for each child.

Where required exhibits should be corded for hanging.

Open to children aged 16 years and under on the day of the show, except where otherwise stated.

Only 1 entry per class per entrant is permitted this year.

 

 

CLASSIC, VINTAGE & STEAM SECTION