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Saturday Adults - €10

OAPS & Students - € 5


Sunday Adults - €15

OAPS & Students - €10



1. All exhibits must be in the Show Grounds before 10.00am on Show mornings.
2. The judges may withhold a Prize in any Class where, in their opinion, sufficient merit does not exist.
3. The decision of the Judges shall be final in all cases, and there shall be no Appeal therefrom.
4. Objections must be lodged with the Secretary before 6.00pm on the evening of the Show, and in all
Sections it must be accompanied by a deposit of €20, which will be forfeited if the objection is not
Should an objection be made to any successful animal on the score of age the Veterinary Surgeon
appointed by the Committee shall be called in and his decision will be final. The following is the state
of dentition of Cattle, which will be considered as indicating that they exceed the age:
• Cattle having their central permanent incisors cut will be considered as exceeding one year and nine
• Cattle having their central permanent incisors fully up will be considered as exceeding one year and
nine months.
• Cattle having their second pair of permanent incisors fully up will be considered as exceeding two
years and three months.
• Cattle having their fourth pair of (corner) permanent incisors fully up and their anterior molars
showing signs of wear will be considered as exceeding three years.
5. The age of all Horses competing will be calculated from the 1st of January.
6. Objections will be considered at subsequent meetings of the Committee.
7. Judging will commence at 10.00am in all cases except where otherwise stated.
8. Intending Competitors in Jumping must be on the Course half an hour previous to Competition.
10. Entries for Horse Jumping Contests taken up to 12 noon on Show Day.
11. Exhibitors are hereby notified that Exhibits will be required to remain in Show Yard until 5.00pm on the
day of Show. Violation of this Rule incurs forfeiture of Prizes. Exhibitors who are not prepared to
accept this condition should not enter.
12. The Committee reserve the right to refuse entries, varying Prize List or Arrangements, or removing any
Animal or other Exhibit at any time during the Show, and shall not be in any way liable for any claim
for compensation or otherwise arising out of the holding, abandonment, or alteration of the date of the
Show, nor for any claims arising out of, or connected with, the Show.
13. Exhibitors are to understand that, although every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure the
safety and welfare of the animals and all other Exhibits, the Society will not be responsible for loss or
accident of any kind that may occur. Neither will the Society be accountable for any accident that may
occur to any persons attending Show, whether as a visitor, Exhibitor or otherwise.
14. All Exhibits at the time of entry must be the bona-fide property of the person in whose name the entry is
15. An affidavit may be required as to the age or ownership of any animal entered.
16. The Veterinary examination of all Horses (except Horses competing for Jumping Competitions)
selected for prizes or Recommendations shall be compulsory.
17. If any person in charge of an animal be absent at the time of adjudication the animal will be liable to be
excluded from Competition and entrance fee forfeited.
18. No person, except the Stewards of the Class, shall enter the space enclosed or set apart for adjudication,
or hold any communication with the Judge or examining Veterinary Surgeon, without the permission of
the Stewards of the Class, and the Stewards of each Class and Section are particularly requested to
prevent any Exhibitor or other person from addressing the Judge or Veterinary Surgeon while engaged
in their respective duties. Any Exhibitor who enters the space in which the adjudicator is proceeding
may be disqualified from receiving a Prize.
19. Any Steward (if Exhibitor) who enters the space in which the adjudication is proceeding while his
animal is being judged, may be disqualified from receiving a Prize.
20. If a Judge considers any animal over age, the Stewards in the Class may instruct the Veterinary Surgeon
to examine the animal.
21. The Show Committee shall have power to disqualify from Exhibition any Sheep, which is considered to
be coloured other than by the use of ordinary non-bloom dips free of added colouring water.
22. No refund of entry money once entries have been catalogued.
23. No Class will be formed unless there are at least 3 entries from 3 different Exhibitors.
24. Beef Classes in Pens will not be judged without numbers.
25. In the Pedigree Friesian Classes please note full name of animal. Herd book number and date of birth
must be given to qualify for the Irish Friesian Award.
26. I.S.A. Levy of 5% to be deducted from Prize Money of Horses, Cattle and Sheep Showing Classes.
28. Tattoo and Pedigree of all animals must appear in the Catalogue.
29. Prior to entry to the site all trade stands must produce a current public liability insurance policy
document showing a minimum limit of indemnity of €1,000,000 with cover extended to provide an
indemnity to the Irish Shows Association Ltd., Charleville Agricultural Show Limited and
Charleville Agricultural Show Committee.
30. Exhibitors erecting Gizabos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times.
31. Horse riding is a dangerous sport and all competitors in Ridden Classes are strongly advised, for
their own safety, to wear appropriate head gear which complies with up to date safety standards.
1. WINNERS OF CUPS in 2017 must give an undertaking to the Committee that the Cups will be
delivered up to the Secretary at least ten days previous to the date of the succeeding Show, and in
as good a condition as they were received.
2. The Committee reserves the right to alter conditions of Competition for the Cups in future
Shows, or to withhold the Cups if the Judges do not find sufficient merit in the Competition.
3. Cups must be returned to Donor if Competition therefore lapses.
The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners who have their animals insured 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 who you have insurance cover with.
The reason for us giving you this advice is that if your animal were to lash out and injure someone or
damage someone’s property, and it is 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 end up paying all or part
of any settlement reached.
The Irish Shows Association expects and will insist upon appropriate behaviour from all Exhibitors and
others participating in any of the activities at our Member Shows and will not tolerate inappropriate
behaviour. Inappropriate behaviour shall include but not be limited to the following:
• Profanity, coarse or vulgar language or gestures towards judges or other Show officials.
• Harassment or bullying, including using words or actions that threaten, intimidate or undermine judges
or other officials before, during or following Member Show activities.
• Failure to follow rules and/or obey instructions.
• Abusing any animal.
 Obey instructions of Stewards and Safety Officers in the Showgrounds.
 Members of the public are requested to take reasonable precautions to avoid accidents.
 Speed limits within the grounds must be obeyed.
 All safety signs within the grounds must be obeyed.
 All cattle must be unloaded in unloading bay.
 All animals being exhibited must be under proper control at all times.
 Members of the public must not enter show jumping arenas, judging rings or
unloading bays for animals.
 Trade Exhibitors must have Safety Statements.
 All accidents must be reported immediately to the Safety Officer.


Your co-operation will make the Show a safer and more enjoyable event for all patrons.