Royal Bath & West Show

Date: 29 May - 1 June 2013

Location: Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Organiser: Di Davies - Email:didavies@alpaca.fsnet.co.uk

Entries Open: 4 March 2013

Entries Close: 29 April 2013

Bath and West - 2013 will be the 150th show making it one of the oldest, along with largest agricultural shows in the country.

The Show Society have been tremdous supporter of alpacas sponsoring overseas judges for three shows. It was also one of the first agricultural shows to host a BAS Alpaca Show the first appearance of alpacas being the 2001 show. Initially it was a show on the last day of the last day of the four day show, with the classes taking place in the facilties used for the sheep classes on the first 3 days. 

The number of alpacas attending the show has grown rapidly at one point exceeding 400. The alpaca show grew steadily from a Saturday only show to first two days when we were moved into the Sedgemoor Building which had previously been dedicated to the Cattle Show. Over the next three years the alpaca show grew to being a four day show and still we struggled to  accommodate all the entries.  Since 2009 the show society has provided the alpacas with their own dedicated marquee with its own entry/exit gate allowing alpacas to arrive and depart  the day they are shown. The dedicated marquee has a large indoor ring and for alpacas staying more than one day the luxury of both indoor and outdoor penning.   With enhanced bio security measures introduced in 2011 - the alpaca area always impresses the on site veterinary team. 

The alpaca show is one of the biggest crowd pullers at the show which over the 4 days has afootfall of 100,000 plus.  

In 2012 the organisers were invited to provide a parade of alpacas each afternoon accompanied by a talk in the major countryside arena. We will be doing this again in 2013 along with offering the opportunity for exhibitors to have craft tables in the main marquee.

Dates for the Bath & West Show 2013

29th May - Huacaya  Juniors,Sire’s Progeny and Junior Handler
30th May - Huacaya Intermediates, Dam’s Progeny
31st May - Huacaya Adults and Seniors
1st June -  All Suri classes and Suri Junior Handlers

Alpacas to arrive by 07:30 hrs and may depart from 17:00 hrs daily

Venue: Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet Somerset
Post code: BA4 6QN

Judge: Huacaya – Mary-Jo Smith.    Suri Judge – Dominic Lane

Opening date for entries Monday 4 March 2013.    
Closing date for entries 2359 hrs Mon 29 April 2013

Entry fee £20 + VAT per alpaca

Organiser: Di Davies  on behalf or the South West Alpaca Group

This is an age championship with Best of British awards for both Huacaya and Suri along with Junior Handlers and classes for Multis and Wethers.There is something for everyone and the organisers make sure that there is plenty of time for exhibitors to enjoy the rest of the show and to talk to the public.

Results

Royal Bath And West Show results 2013 (2).pdf

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