Heathfield and District Agricultural Show in line for award

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The Heathfield & District Agricultural Show is proud to be able to announce that they have made it through to the finals of the Farmers’ Guardian Favourite Show competition.

With more than 90 entries competing for this accolade up and down the country, the Heathfield Show is through to the final eight.

The Farmers’ Guardian reports that :“The finalists represent a great mix of shows which each have their own challenges, but are working hard within their communities and remaining loyal to their roots.”

Heathfield Show secretary, Nicola Magill, said: “It is a true reflection of the dedication of all the volunteers who help organise the Show that we are being recognised as being worthy contenders for this award.

“For 364 days a year the planning takes place and culminates in one day of Show activity - this year’s Show day is May 25.

“ I would like to congratulate all who are involved in the running of the Show.”

The final decision is made by the voting public, which takes place on line all this week, and then a panel of three judges makes the ultimate decision as to which Show will become the Farmers’ Guardian Favourite Show for 2013.

Meanwhile it is business as usual in the Show office. The closing date for entries into the cattle, pig and sheep competitions is fast approaching, It is April 1 and April 9 is the closing date for the horse classes.

Anyone planning to enter should please make sure they send their entries in over the next few days so they arrive in good time.

Nicola went on: “We are delighted that we can say we have already had good entries in all classes across the board. Everything is shaping up to enable some competitive entertainment on Show day – May 25.

Schedules and entry forms are both available to download direct from: www.heathfieldshow.org, or direct from the Heathfield Show Secretary on 01435 864587.

For visitors, there’s a great selection of livestock, numerous horse and pony classes and entertainment in the main arena from The Monster Trucks.

There will also also be displays of vintage tractors and steam-driven farm equipment, heavy horses, hounds and, of course, the popular cattle paradeThe sheep show will be returning as well.

With 15 horse, cattle, sheep and pig showing rings, competition abounds around the showground throughout the day. And of course there are dozens of trade stands and plenty of refreshments for visitors.