Competitions Rules Regulations - Full

Section Rules & Regulations

Dairy Section
Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.
1. Tullamore Show Society are adopting the IHFA Showing Rules in all Friesian classes.
2. A Certificate of registration is required for all Pedigree Cattle and it should be available, if required, on Show Day, 12th August 2018.
3. All classes except the confined classes will be National Livestock Classes.
4. First prize winners in National Classes will receive a Rosette and specially commissioned National Livestock Show Medallion in addition to a cash prize.
5. The Champion of each Breed will receive a Sash, Rosette and the Gold Medal. The Reserve of each Breed will receive a Rosette and the Silver Medal.
6. Overnight accommodation is only accessible from 12.00 pm on Friday, 10th August 2018. Washing facilities are available on site. Show ground’s open from 06.45am on Show morning 12th August.
7. On Show Day, livestock must be stalled-up in the designated areas and not left in trailers nor the overnight shed.
8. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times. 9. Exhibitors whose animals remain in the Overnight Shed after 10.00 am on Show Day will forfeit their prize money (if applicable).
10. Animals must be halter trained.
11. All Champions and Reserve Champions must take part in the Parade of Champions (at 4.30 pm approx.) when the Presentation of the Gold & Silver medals takes place. Prize money may be forfeited if exhibits are not presented.
12. Please note that livestock issues are on the inside of the back cover of this schedule and the general rules are at the end of the schedule.
Important Notice to Animal Owners involved in Showing Animals.
The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners to have their animals insured and to have the insurance cover extended to cover them while showing animals at Shows. We understand that it costs very little or nothing at all, depending on whom you have insurance with.

N.B. Please Note Livestock Issues inside the Back Cover and General Rules at the end of the Schedule.

Please note that, due to our restricted facilities in the livestock area, at this stage we are unfortunately unable to accommodate livestock to which the Export Health Regulations apply. (See back of Schedule.)

Pedigree Section

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.
1. All pedigree animals entered in this section must be registered with the relevant Breed Society.
2. All pedigree certificates must be produced on Show day.
3. Any animal not presented properly may be refused entry to their class(es).
4. All classes, except those confined, are National Livestock Show Classes.
5. The qualifying criteria for classes confined to Laois/ Offaly/ Westmeath will be the address appearing on the Pedigree Certificate.
6. Exhibitors entering in classes confined to Laois/ Offaly/ Westmeath must have entered in at least one other class in the Section.
7. Washing facilities are available on the Show ground. Site open from 06.30am.
8. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times. 9. 1st Prize winners in the National Classes will receive a specially commissioned National Livestock Show Medallion plus prize money.
10. All Champions and Reserve Champions must take part in the Parade of Champions (at 4.30 pm approx.) when the Presentation of Gold and Silver medals and Rosettes takes place. Prize money may be forfeited if exhibits are not presented.
11. Please note Livestock Issues inside the Back Cover and Overnight Accommodation and General Rules at the end of the Schedule.

The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners to have their animals insured and to have the insurance cover extended to cover them while showing animals at Shows. We understand that it costs very little or nothing at all, depending on whom you have insurance with.
The reason for this advice is that if your animal lashed out and injured someone or damaged someone’s property and it was established that your animal was out of your control at that time, you may be held responsible or partly responsible for any injury or damage caused and you may end up paying all or part of any settlement reached.

Please note that, due to our restricted facilities in the livestock area, at this stage we are unfortunately unable to accommodate livestock to which the Export Health Regulations apply. (see back of Schedule)

N.B. Please Note - Livestock Issues inside the Back Cover and General Rules.
N.B. No livestock allowed overnight accommodation in tie up lines.

Commercial Cattle Section

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.
1. Complete animal tag number and date of birth must be entered on the entry form for all commercial cattle classes together with herd number.
2. All animals must be led by a competent handler and must be halter trained.
3. Specially commissioned Gold Medals are being awarded to the Section Champions and Silver Medals to the Reserve Champions.
4. All Champions and Reserve Champions must take part in the Parade of Champions (4.30 pm approx.) when the Presentation of the Gold & Silver Medals takes place. Prize money may be forfeited if exhibits are not presented.
5. All classes in this section are National Livestock Classes, except Qualifiers.
6. 1st prize winners in each National Livestock class receive a Special Medallion.
7. Animals in the Commercial Cattle Section can enter all relevant classes. However, when an animal wins 2 x 1st Prizes, this animal is then excluded from all other relevant classes on the day
8. In relation to rule (7) above, this does not apply to classes 269/270.
9. Animal passports may be checked for breed X classes.
10. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times. 11. No branding/advertising allowed on animals being exhibited.
12. Animals registered with Breed Societies cannot be exhibited in the Commercial Cattle Section.
13. No late entries accepted.
Notes – Special Interests
• Two rings will operate most of the day.
• For factory beef competitions an alternative judge will judge these classes.
• All animals exhibited in 286 & 295 classes must be from producers certified under the Bord Bia
Quality Assurance Scheme.
• The maximum weight for calves in breed X classes is 360kg, except class 270. We have two Limousin X Calf classes. These classes offer a Limousin Male X Calf weighing up to 400kg and a Limousin Female X Calf weighing up to 360kg.
This year have two new Beef Shorthorn Classes which offer a Best Beef Shorthorn X Bullock with not more than 2 Permanent teeth and Best Beef Shorthorn X Heifer with not more than 2 Permanent teeth.
• Class for the Best Beef Animal of the Future, for all heifer calves up to 385kg and male calves up to 425kg.
• We also have two young stock person of the year classes for 12 to 16 years and 17 to 26 years on show day.
• National Livestock Show Calf Champion and Reserve from 1st prize winners in the calf classes.
• National Livestock Show Senior Champion and Reserve from 1st prize winners in the senior classes.
Please show courtesy to stewards, judges and fellow competitors.

N.B. Please Note - Livestock Issues and General Rules at the Back of the schedule.

The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners to have their animals insured and to have the insurance cover extended to cover them while showing animals at Shows. We understand that it costs very little or nothing at all, depending on whom you have insurance with.

The reason for this advice is that if your animal lashed out and injured someone or damaged someone’s property and it was established that your animal was out of your control at that time, you may be held responsible or partly responsible for any injury or damage caused and you may end up paying all or part of any settlement reached.

Please note that, due to our restricted facilities in the livestock area, at this stage we are unfortunately unable to accommodate livestock to which the Export Health Regulations apply. (see back of Schedule)
Judging starts at 10.00 am in Rings 3 & 4.
All calf classes in Ring 3.
Weighing scales provided by O'Donovan Engineering, Coachford, Co.Cork
Weighing of Animals for Calf Classes and relevant Beef Championship
• Only one weighing per animal will be allowed
• Animal to be handed over to the Show Steward for weighing and then collected outside barrier
• Calves in incorrect class will be re-entered into the correct class
• Weighing starts at 7.30 am and finishes at 9.30 am

Sheep Section

Dispatch documents will be required and will be inspected by the Department of Agriculture officials.
1. All pedigree animals entered in the Sheep Section must be registered with the relevant breed society or association.
2. All sheep must be tagged and have a completed dispatch docket.
3. Record of Movement must be recorded on owners' dispatch dockets.
4. Sheep from both scrapie and non-scrapie monitored flocks are permitted to attend.
5. Animals being exhibited in the Commercial Sheep Section cannot be exhibited in the Pedigree classes on Show Day.
6. Only cataloged entries can be exhibited on Show Day.
7. All animals must be correctly tagged. (Note Department Rules at the end of the Schedule.)

The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners to have their animals insured and to have the insurance cover extended to cover them while showing animals at Shows. We understand that it costs very little or nothing at all, depending on whom you have insurance with. The reason for this advice is that if your animal lashed out and injured someone or damaged someone’s property and it was established that your animal was out of your control at that time, you may be held responsible or partly responsible for any injury or damage caused and you may end up paying all or part of any settlement reached.

N.B. If exhibitors require rails to divide pens, we advise that they should bring their own stock.
Judging starts at 11.00 am

Sheep Shearing

A limited number of entries may be taken on show day, but pre show entries are advised. Sheep availability will determine.

Sheep Dog Trials

This competition tests both the speed and skill of the handler and the dog. It takes place in an arena measuring 60 x 120 yards. The handler must complete, without error, a prescribed course against the clock. This course consists of driving the sheep around two barrels, in a figure 8, then twice through a Maltese Cross and finally into a pen.

In the Open Class, the eight fastest runs go through to the final.

Start times: Open Class – 11.00 am
Young Handlers - 2.30 pm
Entry Fee: €5 per dog

Demonstration:
A demonstration of the skills involved in training a farm dog will be given by Eamon Egan, Teagasc, Co. Roscommon. Eamon has travelled widely in the UK, visiting top handlers and studying their techniques.
Demonstration times: 10.30 am & 3.30 pm

Timetable
10.30am Demonstration by Eamon Egan
11.00am Open class commences
2.30pm Young Handlers class commences
3.00pm Open Class Final
3.30pm Demonstration by Eamon Egan

Horse Section

No access to Show ground’s for Equestrian Vehicles after 1.00 pm on Show day.
N.B.:Dept. of Agriculture & Food requirements in relation to horses and other equines.
The registration number of premises from which the horses come, together with the passport number of the animal must be given at time of making entry.
N.B.: The Committee reserves the right to alter or amend the show jumping schedule to facilitate the smooth running of the Show.

Horse Showing

All rings commence at 10.00 am sharp.
The Organisers reserve the right to amalgamate or cancel a class with insufficient entries, in all rings.

N.B.: Dept. of Agriculture & Food requirements in relation to horses and other equines.
The registration number of the premises from which horses come, together with the passport number of the animal must be given on the entry form.

Dog Section

1. Judging Commences at 12.00 Noon sharp.
2. All dogs must be led and remain on a lead in the Showground.
3. Each dog can only enter into a maximum of 3 classes.
4. Entries taken online or through the Show Office - see below for closing dates.
5. A puppy Class - confined to dogs over 6 months and under 1 year old. All Classes - confined to dogs over 6 months.
No Entries accepted on Show Day.

Horticulture Section

Marquee Sponsored by: C A Maye, Bridge Centre, Tullamore
The continuing success of the Horticulture and Farm Produce Section since 1991 is due to the unfailing support of our exhibitors who arrive at our marquee loaded down with numerous entries of a superb standard. We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.

This year there are 122 classes, as well as the following three All Irelands:
1. All Ireland Quality Potato Championship (No Direct Entry).
Class: 677 - Sponsored by Bord Bia
2. All Ireland Collection of Vegetables Championship (Direct Entry).
Class: 651 - Sponsored by Bridge House Hotel and Leisure Centre, Tullamore
3. Single Hybird Tea Rose All Ireland (Direct Entry).
Class: 702 - Sponsored by Mrs. Bly Hutton Bury, Tullamore
Exhibitors may submit exhibits on Saturday evening, 11th August from 6.00pm to 9.00pm and on Sunday morning 12th August, from 7.00am to 10.00am.
Judging starts at 10:00am
Marquee will be open to the public at 12 noon.
Exhibits returned after 5.00pm.
Number of prizes awarded is at the discretion of the judges.
Exhibits displayed at owner’s risk.
Entry Fee: €3 except where otherwise stated
Late Entry Fee: €4 on Show weekend. No admission credits allowed.
No Late entries accepted after 9.30am on Show Morning.
Prizes: 1st - €25, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10, 4th - €5 except where otherwise stated.

To make the Horticulture and Farm Produce Section more interesting for the public, each entry should be named where possible. In the event of a tie, naming will count.
Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Friday 6th July 2018
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Online entries available on www.tullamoreshow.com
Cookery & Food Section
1. Entries should be made online at www.tullamoreshow.com, by post or direct to the Show Office - see below for closing dates.
2. Exhibits must be received before 10.00am on Show Day and will be returned not earlier than 5.00pm and not later than 6.00pm on that day. The Tullamore Show will not be responsible for any exhibits not collected by 6.30pm on show evening.
3. Attention is drawn to the Rules governing exhibits and exhibitors at the end of the Schedule, especially Rule 10.
4. Exhibits may be sampled.
5. No. of Prizes awarded at discretion of judges.

Marquee opens at 7.30am on show morning, and will close between 10am-12am for judging.

Entry Fee: €3 per exhibit in all classes except Qualifiers and where otherwise stated.
Entries will be accepted on show morning up to 9.30 but the entry fee will be €4 or €5 (No admissions credits allowed)
Prizes: 1st - €25, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10, 4th - €5 except where otherwise stated.

Crafts & Needlework Section

Prizes: 1st - €25, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10, 4th - €5 (except Patchwork)

Rules & Conditions for Craft & Needlework:
1. Exhibits previously awarded prizes at Tullamore Show are not eligible.
2. All entries must be the exhibitor's own work and be recently completed.
3. Numbers should be attached to exhibits where possible.
4. Exhibits must be received in the Craft Marquee before 10.00am on Show Day Sunday 12th August 2018 and reclaimed between 5.00pm and 6.00pm.
5. Exhibitors may enter up to a maximum of seven entries in this section.
6. The Tullamore Show will not be responsible for any exhibits not collected by 6.30pm on show evening.
7. Exhibitors attention is called to the General Rules at the end of the Schedule.
8. These rules apply to all Craft & Needlework classes.

Marquee opens at 7.30am on show morning, and will close between 10am-12am for judging.

Entry Fee: €3 in all classes except where otherwise stated.
Late entries on show day €4, except Junior late entries are €3.
No Late entries accepted after 9.30am on Show Morning.

Art & Photography Section:

1. All entries must be exhibitors' own work and recently completed within the past year.
2. Name, Address and Class Number must be shown clearly on the back of each piece.
3. Entries must be framed or mounted, with hook and string provided for hanging. Entries that are not framed or mounted or without a suitable means of hanging will only be accepted at the discretion of the Chief Steward of the Art & Photography Section.
4. Exhibits must be brought to the Art/Photography Section before 10.00am on Show Day.
5. Entries will be accepted on Show Morning up to 9.30am but an extra €2 will be added to the entry fee (No admission credits allowed)
6. All classes are open.
7. Exhibits must not exceed 800mm x 600mm.
8. Exhibits which may offend may not be displayed.
9. Entries must be collected between 5.00pm and 6.00pm on the day of the Show.
10. The Tullamore Show will not be responsible for any exhibits not collected by 6.30pm on show evening.

Marquee opens at 7.30am on show morning, and will close between 10am-12am for judging.

Inventions Section

Entry Fee: €20

N.B.: Inventions and modifications to existing inventions are eligible and welcome to enter.
All exhibits will be judged on the show ground on Saturday 11th August 2018, from 10.00am.

Poultry Section

1. Please note that all birds must come from Registered Poultry Premises. Flock no. to be given on entry form. See note at the back of schedule.
2. Cages will be provided for birds, which must be caged before 10:00am when judging commences.
3. Birds cannot be removed before 5:00pm.
4. Marquee opens at 7.30am.

 

 

 

Rules Governing Exhibits & Instructions to Exhibitors

  1. The primary objective of the Show is the improvement of Agriculture and Livestock in all branches.
  2. All stock must be bona fide property of the exhibitor.
  3. An animal must be in ones ownership on the day of entry. Confined Classes for residents of Counties Offaly, Laois and Westmeath.
  4. Pens will not be provided for exhibits in all cattle classes. Bulls exhibited at the Show must be secured by a ring in the nose, with a strong rope or chain attached. The Society shall have the right to order the removal of any animal that they consider to be dangerous and shall not be responsible for any injury or damage caused by such animals.
  5. With regard to cattle where "pure-bred" stock is mentioned, it is understood that the stock exhibited must be entered in or eligible for entry in the particular Herd Book. In the case of bulls, the date of birth must be stated on the entry form.
  6. In all classes for heifers, a heifer is classified as a heifer until she has a calf.
  7. All animals must be shown at owner's risk. The Society will not be accountable for any accident, damage or loss of exhibit. It is advisable for the exhibitor to have insurance on his animal.
  8. In the interest of safety, the Society will reserve the right to refuse entry or have any animal(s) removed from the Showgrounds during the course of the Show.
  9. The Farm and Garden Produce must have grown on the exhibitors land, and a declaration to that effect, signed by two respectable householders living in the immediate locality and approved by the Society, may be required from each prize-winner before prizes are paid.
  10. All stock, poultry, produce, etc. to be in the Show Yard before 10 a.m. on the morning of the Show.
  11. Prizes will be awarded be in all classes except Pedigree Classes where there is sufficient merit, but the Judges will be distinctly instructed to withhold a prize where sufficient merit does exist. Unless 3 entries are received no 2nd prize will be awarded, unless 5 entries are received no 3rd prize will be awarded unless there are 6 entries.
  12. The judge's decision is final.
  13. All prizes disallowed or not awarded shall lapse to the Society.
  14. Objections - All objections to the decision of the Judges must be lodged with the Secretary, in writing, accompanied by a fee of €50 for outdoor competitions - €10 for indoor competitions, unless otherwise stated, within 1 hour after results. The fees or fees so lodged will be forfeited in cases where the objection or objections is or are considered to be frivolous.
  15. Entries - All descriptions of stock as to age and breed, must be stated when completing entry forms. This is a must especially in respect of qualifiers. Entry forms will be returned if incomplete.
  16. Entries will not be acceptable unless accompanied by the requisite entry fee.
  17. In cases it shall be proved to be the satisfaction of the Society that the owner or any person in his employment or under his control has been guilty of any violation of the rules or regulations, has made a false statement in the certificate of entry, or has secured unfair advantage, the exhibitor shall forfeit all prizes awarded to him/her and shall be liable to be excluded from competing at this or any future Show of the Society.
  18. The Society shall reserve the right of declining or returning any exhibit without incurring any liability. In the event of the Society being unable to accept any entry, notice will be given within six days after the final closing of the entries. The fee lodged will be refunded.
  19. No refund of entry fees in any class, including Jumping Competition, will be made in the case of entries, which are not sent forward for competition, or which are disqualified from competition for failure to comply with regulations.
  20. No steward can officiate in a ring who is an exhibitor in the class under adjudication.
  21. Judges, or their family members, must not exhibit in sections in which they are judging.
  22. Offending persons may be asked to leave, by the chief steward.
  23. If an exhibitor gives any judge hassle, he may be qualified.
  24. Only one handler per animal will be allowed in the ring.
  25. Judges names will not be disclosed prior to the show.
  26. Exhibits may not be removed from the Showgrounds before 5 p.m. Failure to comply may result in loss of prize money.
  27. Cup Award - Rosettes in Purple and Yellow. Prizes Colours: - First Prize - Red, Second - Blue, Third - Yellow.
  28. The award of a Rosette or Prize Card does not imply that the entry is entitled to prize money.
  29. All exhibits must bear their labels otherwise they will be refused by the stewards.
  30. In the Livestock Section - any class for which only one entry is received will be canceled.
  31. Cattle will be unloaded/loaded in specially designated areas by their handler in the interest of safety.
  32. All animals must conform to current regulations.

Qualifiers 2018

Class 213.

ALDI-ABP-IRISH ANGUS ALL IRELAND BULL CALF CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
€20,500 PRIZE FUND

PRIZE FUND FOR FINAL AT IVERK SHOW
1ST: €2000 2ND: €1000 3RD: €750 4TH: €250
5TH: €150 6TH: €150 7TH: €100 8TH: €100
QUALIFIERS’ PRIZE FUND: All animals selected at the Regional Qualifiers will only be eligible to receive the €150 qualifying prize upon presentation at the Iverk Show.
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SHOWS
BRANDON – CHARLEVILLEATHLONETULLAMOREROSCOMMONIVERK
RULES AND CONDITIONS (To be published in Show Schedules)
• Breeders/Exhibitor must be a member of the Irish Angus Cattle Society.
• Animal must be registered in the herd book of the Irish Angus Cattle Society.
• Breeder/Exhibitor may only qualify two animals from each section for the final.
• Entry fee for qualifying shows is €20, payable to the relevant show society.
• Entry fee for final is €15, payable to Iverk Show.
• All bulls will be weighed by an ICBF Inspector at qualifying shows and final.
• Birth weight 45kg + 1.70kg per day.
• Prize money for the qualified animals will be paid on presentation at Iverk Show.
• Prize money for 1st prize winners at the final will be paid subject to winners being available for exhibition in the Irish Angus Exhibition Centre at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore in September 2018.
• Judges decision at Regional Qualifiers and Finals at Iverk Show will be final.

• 5 Bulls will be selected from each section at the six qualifiers.

Competition confined to:
• Irish Angus Bull Calf born from 1st September 2017 to 31st December 2017
• Irish Angus Bull Calf born from 1st January 2018 to 30th April 2018
ALL ENQUIRES TO IRISH ANGUS OFFICE – 071_9620253
CO-ORDINATOR: MICHAEL FLANAGAN – 086-254 0473

Class 488.

THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION AND MOATE SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT
The A. Browne Filly Foal All Ireland Championship part of the Horse Sport Ireland National Showing Championship series.
Sponsored by: A. Browne Limited Prize Fund: €2,500

Part of the Horse Sport Ireland National Showing
Championship series.

RULES AND CONDITIONS
1. Entries are confined to Foals eligible to be registered if not already Registered in the Irish Horse Register with the breed codes ISH, or ID;
2. Foals must be Sired by a Stallion that is classified in the Irish Sport Horse Stud Book as either: Approved /Preliminary Approved/Supplementary Approved/ Recognized/Preliminary Recognized / Not Approved 1 (NA1) or a Stallion that is classified in the Irish Draught Stud Book as either CLASS 1 /Class 2/ RID (GB) /RID (Can) /Grade 2 (GB)
3. The class is also open to Weatherby’s registered animals, progeny of Weatherby’s Thoroughbred Stallions that are not classified in the Irish Horse Register as Not Approved 2 (NA2)
4. One foal from selected shows may qualify, provided the judges and the I.S.A. agree the standard is high enough.
5. Foals must be led at all times.
6. Exhibitors to both the qualifier and the final must have the mare's passport ready for inspection prior to entry to the judging ring, “if the Foals passport is not to hand". Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.
7. Passports & (Microchips if applicable) should be read by a Vet at the Final
8. Foals Qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at the show in which the final is held other than qualifying classes for other Finals
These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules
PRIZES: Champion: €1000; 2nd €500; 3rd €400; 4th €250; 5th €200; 6th €150; 7th to end - Horse Sport Ireland will provide premiums of €50 each. ENTRY FEE: To Qualifying show €10 to Final €20. A prize will be presented for Combination of Best Turned Out Foal & Most Suitably Dressed Handler
Qualifying Shows
Armagh, Athlone, Ballina, Bannow & Rathangan, Bridgetown, Carbery, Carnew, Castlerea, Castlewellan, Clogher Valley, Clonakilty, Corofin, Drimoleague, Dungarvan, Gort, Kildysart, Longford, Loughrea, Nenagh, Newry, Oldcastle, Roscommon, Saintfield & District, Tullamore, Tullow, Tydavnet


Class 495.
THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCATION & LIMERICK SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT

The Irish Draught 2 Year Old Filly Championship
Part of the Horse Sport Ireland National Showing Championship series

RULES AND CONDITIONS
1. Entries are confined to: Two Year Old Fillies registered in the Irish Horse Register with the breed codes ID; Fillies must be sired by a stallion that is classified as CLASS 1 /Class 2/ RID (GB) /RID (Can) /Grade 2 (GB) Fillies must have both sire and dam recorded on their passport
2. Exhibitors to both the qualifier & Final must have their animals passport available for inspection prior to entry to Judging Ring Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.
3. Passports & Microchips should be read by a Vet at the Final
4. Two Animals in each qualifying class may be selected to compete in the final provided the judges agree the standard is high enough.
5. One of the judges at the qualifying show must be a qualified Irish Draught Horse Judge.
6. Animals qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at Show where the final is held
These rules should be read in conjunction with the General I.S.A. Rules.
Prizes: 1st €500; 2nd €300; 3rd €250; 4th €200; 5th €150; 6th €100; from 7th to end HORSE SPORT IRL will provide premiums of €50. Entry fee to qualifying show €10 To Final €20
A prize will be presented for combination of best turned out animal and most suitably dressed handler.
See www.limerickshow.com for further information
Qualifying Shows
Armagh, Athlone, Ballina, Ballymoney, Ballyshannon, Ballyvourney, Bandon, Castleblayney, Clogher Valley, Clonakilty, Cork, Corrandulla, Crossmolina, Dunmanway, Erris, Kilgarvan, Kilmacanogue, Longford, Lurgan, Nenagh, Omagh, Thomastown, Tinahely, Tralee, Tullamore, Westport


Class 523.
THE KERRY BOG PONY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY PRESENTS
The All Ireland Kerry Bog Pony Mare Championship
Prize Fund: €1,500
Breeders Prizes at National Final
Prize Money for all qualifying mares competing in National Final
RULES AND CONDITIONS
1. Entries to be Class 1 or 2 within the Kerry Bog Pony Studbook
2. 2 Years Old and upwards
3. To be shown in-hand
4. Two mares in each qualifying class may be selected to compete at the final, provided the judges agree that the standard is high enough
5. Passports must be available for inspection at qualifier and final
6. Mares already qualified are not eligible to enter further qualifiers
7. Mares qualified for the final are not eligible to enter any other class at the show at which the final is held
Entry Fee payable direct to show: Qualifying shows: €10. Final €10
Qualifying Shows:
Bonniconlon, Cork, Dunmanway, Kilgarvan, Kilmacanogue, Lurgan, Mullingar, Tullamore, West Kerry Show.
Final: Kerry Bog Pony National Show
Red Fox Inn, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry 19th August 2018
For further information contact: 087-9680303

 

Class 615 and 616.
THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION & CLONASLEE SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT
The Gain Dog Food All Ireland Championship
Sponsored by: Gain Foods Prize Fund: €500.
RULES AND CONDITIONS
1. Toy or miniature dog any breed to be handled by a child under 15 yrs.
2. Large dog any breed to be handled by teenager or adult.
3. One dog from each class to qualify.
4. Dogs in final not eligible to compete in other classes at Clonaslee show.
5. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules
Entry Fee: To Qualifying Show €3. To Final €6
PRIZES: 1st €100 2nd €50 3rd €30 4th €20 (in each class) Gain Dog Food Perpetual Trophy for the Champion Dog. Gain Dog Food Product will be presented to each finalist.
Qualifying Shows
Arva, Athenry, Ballinamore, Ballivor, Ballymoney, Ballyvourney, Bandon, Bridgetown, Cappamore, Carbery, Carnew, Castleblayney, Castlewellan, Clogher Valley, Clonakilty, Corrandulla, Dundalk, Dunmanway, Ennistymon, Fermanagh, Galway, Gorey, Inishowen, Inniscarra, Iverk, Kildysart, Kilmacanogue, Longford, Loughrea, Midleton, Moate, Mullingar, Newry, Oldcastle, Omagh, Oughterard, Riverstown, Saintfield & District, Strandhill, Thomastown, Tullamore, Tydavnet, Virginia


Class 617.
THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION AND BELTRA SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT
The All Ireland Gun Dog Championship
Sponsored by: Tireragh Gun Club, Cecil Whiteside & Beltra Show Society Prize Fund: €400
RULES AND CONDITIONS
1. Gun dog, any variety—dog / bitch.
2. Dog must be handled by person over 16.
3. Dogs in final not eligible to compete in other classes at Beltra Show.
These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules
Entry Fee: To Qualifying Show €3. To Final €6
PRIZES: 1st: €150, 2nd: €100; 3rd: €75. 4th €50. 5th €25. Perpetual Cup for winner.
Qualifying Shows
Ardara, Ardrahan, Arva, Bandon, Boyle, Bridgetown, Cappamore, Castleblayney, Castlerea, Clogher Valley, Clonakilty, Enniscrone, Ennistymon, Fermanagh, Galway, Granard, Grange, Jamestown, Kildysart, Longford, Loughrea, Louisburgh, Manorhamilton, Midleton, Moate, Mohill, Mullingar, Oldcastle, Omagh, Oughterard Riverstown, Saintfield & District, Strandhill, Tinahely, Tullamore, Virginia


Class 651.
THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION & TULLAMORE SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT
The Bridge House Collection of Vegetables All Ireland
Sponsored by The Bridge House, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. www.bridgehouse.com

Direct Entry to Tullamore Show

Postal entries closing date is 6th July and online entries closing 18th July 2018.

RULES AND CONDITIONS
1. The vegetables exhibited should be home grown, by the exhibitor.
2. The collection may contain five (5) kinds of vegetables, three (3) of each kind, apart from beans, peas and potatoes which should have five (5) of each.
3. Cut greenery from the garden, including parsley may be used and will be classified as decoration.
4. The space required is at the discretion of the exhibitor.
5. Points will be awarded for uniformity of size, quality, freshness and artistic appearance of exhibit.
6. Exhibits must be in place by 10.00am on Show Day, Sunday 12th August 2018.
7. Marquee open from 7.30am on show morning and will be closed for judging at 10am sharp. Marquee will open to the public at 12 noon.
8. Exhibits cannot be removed before 5.00 pm.
Entry Fee: To Final €6
PRIZES: 1st €150 plus Bridge House Trophy: 2nd €125; 3rd €100: 4th €50: 5th €30; 6th €25.
Direct postal entry to Secretary, Tullamore Show, Church St. Tullamore.
Online Entries through.www.tullamoreshow.com


Class 677.
The Irish Shows Association & Tullamore Show Society Present
The Bord Bia All Ireland Quality Potato Championship
Sponsored By: Bord Bia

RULES AND CONDITIONS
1. In this competition the produce must be the property of and be grown by the exhibitor
2. Each exhibit is to consist of the following: A dish of 6 potatoes of any variety. The variety to be correctly named. Each tuber should be free from skin blemishes, be true to type, and weigh approximately 6 ozs. (170g).
3. Two exhibits to qualify at each show.
4. This being a quality championship, the adjudicators will favor floury, high dry matter varieties, which are popular with the Irish customer.
5. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules.
6. Marquee open from 7.30am on show morning and will be closed for judging at 10am sharp. Marquee will open to the public at 12 noon.
7. Exhibits cannot be removed before 5.00 pm.
Criteria for judging potatoes available from the Secretary, Tullamore Show. Tel; 057 93 52141.
Prizes; 1st €250 & Bord Bia Perpetual Trophy & Replica. 2nd €150; 3rd €100; 4th €75; 5th €50; 6th €25.
All qualifiers will receive a special Bord Bia Plaque.
Entry Fee: To Qualifying Show €3. To Final €6
Qualifying Shows
Arva, Bridgetown, Carnew, Castlerea, Claremorris, Clonmel, Corofin, Crossmolina, Grange, Kilgarvan, Longford, Loughrea, Manorhamilton, Mullingar, Oldcastle, Riverstown, Strandhill, Tinahely.
Final: Tullamore & FBD National Livestock Show Sunday 12th August 2018


Class 702.
Tulllamore Show Society presents
The Single Rose All Ireland
Sponsored by: Mrs Bly Hutton-Bury, Brookfield, Tullamore
This is a Direct Entry All Ireland Championship
Postal entries closing on 6th July and online entries closing on the 18th July 2018.
Rules & Conditions
1. Each exhibit should consist of the following: One single rose
2. Conditions of stem and foliage to be take into account
3. In this competition, the exhibit must be the property of and be grown by the exhibitor.
4. Exhibitor must use vases provided by the Show Society
5. Marquee open from 7.30am on show morning and will be closed for judging at 10am sharp. Marquee will open to the public at 12 noon.
6. Exhibits should not be removed before 5pm
Direct postal entry to Secretary, Tullamore Show, Church St. Tullamore.
Online entries through: www.tullamoreshow.com

Prizes: 1st €100 2nd €50 3rd €25

 

Class 781.

The Irish Shows Association & Tullamore Show Society presents
The Odlums All Ireland Home Baking Championship
Sponsored by: Odlums www.odlums.ie
Rules & Conditions:
1. Each competitor must bake the four items listed using Odlums products:
• Decorated Carrot & Walnut Cake 20cm/8ins Round
• Lemon Drizzle Cake 900g/ 2lb Loaf
• Tarte Tatin 18cm / 7ins Round
• Seed & Nut Cake 900g/ 2lb Loaf
N.B. All recipes can be found on the Odlums website. Own recipes may also be used.
2. Items to be displayed on individual plates and each exhibitor will be allocated their own space (trays optional) on a base 24” Square
3. Points will be awarded for taste, texture, appearance of baked items and presentation.
4. The competition is confined to amateurs, both male and female, with one entry per exhibitor at the final.
5. The items must be fresh and home baked by exhibitor.
6. A special class will be half at each qualifying show. Two entries may qualify from these shows for the final, if judges agree that the standard is high enough. The Qualifiers from each of these shows will go forward to the final, to be held at the Tullamore Show, on Sunday August 12th 2018.
7. All items will be cut and/or sampled at the final.
8. Each of the successful qualifiers will receive a hamper containing Odlums products, on appearance at the final.
9. Certificates will be awarded to the finalists.
10. The judge’s decisions at all stages of the competition, IS FINAL.
11. Exhibits are displayed at owner’s risk
12. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules
13. Marquee open from 7.30am on show morning and will be closed for judging at 10am sharp. Marquee will open to the public at 12 noon and exhibits may not be removed before 5.00pm

Entry Fee: To qualifying show: €3 To Final: €6
Prizes: 1st €300+ Trophy, Goods in kind, 2nd €200 + Goods in kind, 3rd €100 + Goods in kind, 4th €60, 5th €60, 7th €60, 8th €60
Qualifying shows
Adamstown, Armagh, Bonniconlon, Bridgetown, Carnew, Castleblaney, Castlerea, Castlewellan, Charleville, Clonakilty, Clogher Valley, Cork, Corofin, Corrandulla, Crossmolina, Dundalk, Dunmanway, Ennistymon, Inishowen, Kilgarvan, Longford, Manorhamilton, Midleton, Mullingar, Newry, Omagh, Riverstown, Saintfield & District, Tinahely, Tralee

 

Class 835.

Tullamore Show Society Presents
The Odlums Youth All Ireland Home Baking Championship
Sponsored by: Odlums www.odlums.ie
This is a Direct Entry All Ireland Championship.
Postal entries closing on 6th July and online entries closing on 18th July 2018
Rules & Conditions:
1. Each exhibitor will bake all items listed below using Odlums products:
a) 6 Decorated Red Velvet Cupcakes
b) 6 Caramel Slices
c) 1 Healthy Bread (BAKED IN 900g / 2lb loaf tin)
N.B. All recipes can be found on the Odlum’s website, own recipes can be used.
2. The items to be displayed on individual plates and each exhibitor will be allotted their own space. On a base not more than 18” Square.
3. Points will be awarded for texture, taste and appearance of baked items and presentation.
4. Competition is opened to youths 18 years and under, both male and female, with one entry per exhibitor at the show.
5. The items must be fresh and home baked by the exhibitor.
6. All items will be cut and sampled on the day.
7. Judges decisions will be final at the competition.
8. Prize winners will be presented with a certificate and relevant prize.
9. Exhibits are displayed at owner’s risk
Prizes: 1st €100 and Goods in Kind, 2nd €75, 3rd €50, 4th, 5th &6th €25.
Marquee open from 7.30am on show morning and will be closed for judging at 10am sharp. Marquee will be open to the public at 12 noon and exhibits may not be removed before 5.30pm.
Direct postal entry to Secretary, Tullamore Show, Church St, Tullamore.
Online entries through www.tullamoreshow.com


Class 879.
The Irish Show Association & Moate Show Society Presents
The Easterlicious Cook of the Year
Sponsored by: J &M Digan LTD
Spar Express Athlone Road, Moate.
RULES AND CONDITIONS
1. Each exhibitor will bake/make 3 items
a) Decorated Orange Sponge Sandwich Cake
b) Marble Cake (1lb Loaf tin size)
c) 6 Cup Cakes (Decorated)
2. The items to be displayed as one exhibit on a base of 2ft X2ft approx.
3. Points will be awarded for texture, taste and presentation suitable for Afternoon Tea.
4. Competition is open to amateurs male or female and one tray to qualify per exhibitor.
5. All items to be home made by exhibitor.
6. A special qualifying class will be held at selected shows. Two trays may qualify for the Final if the Judges agree the standard is high enough.
7. Judges decision will be final at all stages of competition.
8. Exhibits are displayed at owner’s risk.
9. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules
Entry Fee: To Qualifying Show €3. To Final €6.
Prizes: 1st €300 2nd €200 3rd €100 4th €60 5th €50 6th 40. Each of the successful qualifiers will receive a memento on appearance at the Final

Qualifying Shows:
Adamstown, Armagh, Arva, Athlone, Bonniconlon, Bridgetown, Cappamore, Carnew, Castleblayney, Castlerea, Castlewellan, Charleville, Clogher Valley, Clonmany, Corrandulla, Ennistymon, Fermanagh, Gort, Grange, Kilgarvan, Manorhamiliton, Midleton, Mohill, Mullingar, Newry, Riverstown, Roscommon, Saintfield & District, Tinahely, Tullamore, Tullow, Tydavent.


Class 880.
THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION & EYRECOURT AGRICULTURAL SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT ALL IRELAND CHRISTMAS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP.
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY ALL HAYES MOTORS – PORTUMNA. Alhayesmotors.com
PRIZE FUND OF €750
RULES AND CONDITIONS:
THE CHRISTMAS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP WILL CONSIST OF:
1. 2lb CHRISTMAS PUDDING
2. YULE LOG MADE WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM FILLING AND COVERING. TO BE DECORATED IN A CHRISTMAS THEME.
3. 6 X MINCE PIES
Items to be displayed on 24” square tray.
Points will be awarded for taste, texture and appearance of baked items and presentation.
The competition is confined to amateurs, both male and female, with one entry per exhibit at the final.
The items must be fresh and home baked by exhibitor.
A special class will be held at each qualifying show. Two entries may qualify from the show to the Final.
All items will be cut and/or sampled at the Final.
At the Final each exhibitor will display the Al Hayes logo on their tray; this will be provided on the day.
The judge’s decision at all stages of the competition is final.
These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules.
Exhibits are places at owner’s risk.
Perpetual Cup, Plaques and Rosettes along with the following prize fund:
Champion: €300, 2nd €200, 3rd €100, 4th €75, 5th €50, 6th €25.
Entry Fee: To qualifying rounds €3 and to the Final €6.
Entries to the Final have to be placed by: 11.30, marquee will be open from 10am.
Judging will commence: 1pm Exhibits must not be removed before 5pm.

Qualifying Shows: Armagh, Arva, Athlone, Ballyshannon, Beltra, Bridgetown, Carbery, Castlerea, Castlewellan, Claregalway, Claremorris, Clogher Valley, Clonmany, Dunmanway, Enniscrone, Ennistymon, Fermanagh, Grange, Kildysart, Kilgarvan, Lurgan, Manorhamilton, Midleton, Moate, Mullingar, Newry, Roscommon, South Kerry, Ploughing, Strokestown, Tinahely, Trim, Tullamore, Tullow, Tydavent, Virginia.

 

Class 985.
All Ireland Amateur Painting Competition 2016 - Virginia
THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION & VIRGINIA SHOW SOCIETY PRESENT
The Fleetwood Paints All Ireland Amateur Painting Competition
Kindly Sponsored by Fleetwood Irelands Paint Company
Rules & Conditions
1. Paintings must be the sole work of the exhibitor who must have amateur status.
2. Paintings to depict an Agricultural or Rural setting.
3. Paintings must measure no more than 26”X 20” not including the frame.
4. All Paintings must be ready to hang, that is framed and with a hanging cord attached.
5. The Judge’s decision will be final.
6. All entries to be exhibited at owners risk.
7. All entries to have amateur status as defined by the following.
a. Not to have had a commercial solo exhibition.
b. Not to have exhibited in a commercial gallery.
c. Not to be teaching or have taught art in any form.
To avoid any confusion would exhibitors please print their name & phone No on a label & attach to back of Painting
These rules should be read in conjunction with the I.S.A Rules.
Entry Fee: To qualifying Show €3. To Final €6
PRIZES: 1st: €300 2nd: €200 3rd: €100. 4th: €50.
Qualifying Shows
Adamstown, Armagh, Arva, Athenry, Ballinamore, Ballymoney, Carnew, Castleblayney, Castlewellan, Charleville, Claremorris, Clogher- Valley, Clonmel, Cork, Corofin, Dundalk, Ennistymon, Erris, Fermanagh, Gorey, Granard, Grange, Inishowen, Loughrea, Midleton, Mohill, Mullingar, Newry, Oldcastle, Omagh, Saintfield & District, Tullamore, Tullow.

 

Class 1039.
Tullamore Show Society Present The Redmills All Ireland Poultry Championship
Sponsored By: Connolly Redmills, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny
PRIZE FUND: €500
Direct Entry to Tullamore Show
Postal entries closing on 6th July and online entries closing on 18th July 2018.

Rules & Conditions

1. The competition is open to large fowl, heavy soft feather, female
2. Exhibits must be pure bred (confined only to the following breeds: Aus-tralorp, Barnvelder, Bramah, Cochin, Croad, Langshan, Dorking, Fav-erolles, Frizzle, Marams, Orpington, Plymoth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Sussex, Wyandotte. Also the following rare breeds: Houdans, Ixworth, Jersey Giants, La Fléche, North Holland Blue, Norfolk Grey, Orloff and Transylvanian Naked Neck.
These are the only breeds of birds accepted. No Bantams & No Waterfowl.
3. Only two entries per person allowed in final.
4. Exhibitors must declare the breed, variety, colour and sex on entry form.
5. Exhibits must be owned by the exhibitor at the time of show.
6. Exhibits in this class may not enter any other classes on day of final.
7. Cages will be provided at the final.
8. Each finalist will receive product on appearance at the final.
9. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association Rules.
10. Judges decision is final.
11. Exhibits cannot be removed before 5.00 pm.

Prizes: 1st €150 2nd €100 3rd €50 4th €25 5th €25 6th €25 7th €25

Direct postal entry to Secretary, Tullamore Show, Church St. Tullamore or Online Entries through.www.tullamoreshow.com



 

Department Rules & Regulations

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ORGANIZERS OF AND EXHIBITORS AT LIVESTOCK SHOWS, 2018

GENERAL

Show organizers should notify the SVI at their local DVO of the intention to hold a show and provide the location and proposed dates of the show. Keeper herd numbers for Agricultural Shows must be obtained in advance from NBAS Division, Administration Building, Backweston Laboratory Campus, Backweston, Celbridge, Co Kildare - Telephone (01) 5058600.

Exhibitors should apply in good time to the Show Secretary to check any requirements specific to that show.


CODE OF PRACTICE – BIOSECURITY

Livestock Marts, Meat Plants, Showgrounds, Co-operatives, Agricultural Premises
In general movement and mixing of animals presents the greatest risk of the spread of most animal diseases. For that reason the operators of marts, meat plants, livestock shows etc., have a key role to play in ensuring that the disease risks associated with their premises and operations are kept to a minimum. Specific legal requirements apply in relation to bio-security arrangements. Adherence to these bio-security arrangements and the guidelines outlined below can have a significant impact on reducing the opportunities for disease transmission.

Acceptance of animals

• All keepers must be registered appropriately if presenting animals (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry).

• Under no circumstances should animals that are identified improperly or documented improperly be accepted.
Cleaning / disinfection

• All areas where animals will be located should be clean and contamination free prior to introducing animals for show purposes.

• All areas where show animals are congregated, held or have been in contact should be washed down thoroughly and disinfected with an approved disinfectant at the end of each day at a minimum.

• Keep drinking/feeding troughs clean and free of animal waste or other contaminants.

• Cleaning and disinfection facilities should be available on site for all transport vehicles delivering/collecting animals. Shows should enforce the use of these cleaning and disinfection facilities at all times.

• Ensure that clients, when visiting the premises, wear waterproof footwear (e.g. wellington boots) that can be cleaned and disinfected easily.

• Provide foot-baths with suitable approved disinfectant at appropriate locations on the premises.

• Provide facilities for hand washing with liquid soap and for washing down footwear.

• Provide signs on premises reminding people of the need to minimize the risks of disease transmission and the availability on-site of washing facilities for vehicles and persons.

Identification, documentation and record keeping

• Retain a record of the registration number of each vehicle delivering/collecting each consignment of animals.

• Maintain a register, in readily accessible form, of all vendors/buyers, including numbers and types of animals involved in each transaction.

• Ensure compliance with all requirements in relation to record keeping and retention of records.

• Forward completed Certificates of Compliance in respect of bovines and Sheep or Goat Dispatch Documents to the local District Veterinary Office to ensure that the cattle, sheep and goat movement details are recorded on the Animal Identification and Movement (AIM) database within 7 days of the show.
Suspicious/unusual transactions or movements

• Report any suspicious or unusual transactions or movements involving livestock to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine or the Garda&