Henry Noakes Young Achievers Trophy 2019 was won by Charlie Green in the Sheep section.

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In order to comply with the TB regulations Cattle can arrive on the Showground no earlier than 4pm on Friday 24th May and must leave by 4pm on Saturday 25th May.

The Cattle section has classes for both Beef and Dairy Cattle.

The Show has now received its Licence to Hold an Animal Gathering for the 2018 Show day and we are all set to hold our Cattle Competition in line with their Rules and Regulations.  In order to qualify no cattle will be allowed to stay on the Show ground for longer than 24 hours.  Therefore, cattle will not be accepted onto the Showground until after 4pm on Friday 25th, the Red Gate entrance to the Show ground will be open for cattle exhibitors until 10pm and open again at 5am.  If Cattle exhibitors want to gain admission outside these times then they can report to the Security office at the Blue gate and they will facilitate their entry.  Exhibitors must have all their exhibitors’ paperwork with them to gain admission to the Showground.

The Cattle parade will be at 14.30 to allow Cattle exhibitors off the Showground by 4pm.

Judging in the cattle section starts at 9am. Access for the public to the cattle areas will be after judging at approx. 1.30pm to 2pm until the cattle move to the Grandparade in the main arena at 2.30pm.



Schedule 2019 
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2019 Schedule Update

In order to comply with TB regulations cattle cannot arrive on the Showground before 16.00 on Friday 24th May and must depart by 16.00 on Saturday 25th May.

Judge Updates
Charlie Maclean will be judging the Beef Championships, the Open Beef and the Beef Interbreed.
Donald Maclean will be judging the Continental Beef and Beef Young Handlers.


JUDGES:  alterations to schedule

Update: 13 May 2019: Robin Sharp is the Ride Judge for Novice Cob, Small Hunter, Large and Small Riding Horses.

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Schedule 2019
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Full judges list as at 3rd April 2019 Click to download

2019 Schedule Update

Class 227 is no longer a Ponies (UK) Home Produced Young Handler Championship.

Amendments to Ridden Hunters, Small Hunters and In-Hand Sports Horse rules. Click here.

The Heathfield Show has built up a brilliant reputation over the past few decades as a first class venue for many Show qualifiers attracting top class exhibitors. There are 90 horse classes over the day with almost 600 entries each year. Classes start early in the morning with 6 dedicated Equine Rings showing horses and ponies both in hand and ridden, from miniatures to heavy horse, from carriage driving to side saddle. Visitors can watch a full program of competitions throughout the day.

Photography of 2018 Horse Classes – Glamorous Event Photography

All horses coming to the Show must bring their proof of  vaccination certificates  with their paperwork, ready for inspection.

Horses must have been vaccinated to comply with the requirements of the primary course (1st vaccination and then 2nd vaccination between 21 – 92 days later), followed by the first booster (150 – 215 days) and all subsequent boosters. Horses may compete having received the primary course and prior to the first booster but not within 7 days of receiving a vaccine dose.

Horses must have been vaccinated within 6 months before the show but not less than 7 days of arriving at the show.

In-foal mares that have already had vaccinations of primary Equine Influenza course should be vaccinated 4-6 weeks before the foal is due to be born. Foals should be vaccinated for Equine Influenza at 6 months to commence their primary course.

We urge all owners to adhere to strict biosecurity protocols at all times. Vaccinations are subject to local risk assessments by the attending veterinarians.


If anybody has any questions about their horse vaccination status they should contact their vet for advice.

As the flu outbreak is an ever evolving situation we will keep updating this site as the situation develops.

In view of the recent outbreaks of equine flu the Heathfield Show Society would like to highlight the Horse competition rules already in place to ensure the good health of all horses competing at the Show:  please see Rule 20 of our Ts & Cs for entering a horse.



The Pig Section includes classes for Commercial and Showing stock which attracts exhibitors from all across the country as they compete for the Best of Class and Champion Pig of the Show. We also include an open class for non pedigree gilts of any age.

The Schedule of classes for the 2019 Show (25th May) is available. Entries are now closed. Hard copies are available upon request.

Schedule 2019
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2019 Schedule Update


Henry Noakes Young Achiever Award 2019:

This trophy rotates annually around the Horse, Pig, Cattle and Sheep sections and is awarded to individuals who have overcome substantial barriers and made a long-lasting positive impact on their own lives and maybe even others. This year it is to be awarded to young achivers involved within the Sheep industry.

Nominations are invited from schools, groups or individuals who feel they would like to propose someone for the Henry Noakes Trophy – it is free to enter. The inspiring nominee should have Shown innovation or creativity in their volunteering or demonstrated leadership in creating and developing projects. Nominations should be sent direct to the Cattle Secretary via email or post. More than one individual can be nominated if desired. Please include with your nomination a brief summary of your reasons for proposing them.

The Heathfield Show continues to be an important place for exhibitors to bring their Sheep. It once again has a large number of entries in all classes and we look forward to an exciting time in the Show rings. In the afternoon there will be a Parade of Sheep around the sheep showing pens where there will be a representative cross section of all the sheep exhibited at the Show today, with suitable commentary.

There will be classes for:

  • Texel
  • Charollais
  • Southdown
  • Hill and Heath
  • Any Other Pure Bred Sheep – British Shortwool
  • Any Other Pure Bred Sheep – British Longwool
  • Any Other Pure Bred Sheep – Foreign
  • Rare Breeds and a Commercial section
  • A range of Young Handlers classes for handlers aged 5 – 16 years
  • Wool Competition – four classes

For further details please contact the Sheep Secretary

Schedule 2019
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2019 Schedule Update