Entry time!

The Heathfield Show Schedule of Competitions is now ready!  They are being distributed to local outlets or copies can be obtained by sending a stamped, self addressed envelope to the Secretary, 2 Grants Cottage, Brightling, Robertsbridge TN32 5HZ.  The complete Show Schedule can also be downloaded from here.  All entries must be made on our official Entry Form and be accompanied with a Remittance Form and Entry Fee:

Final Schedule 2018

(Individual section schedules can be downloaded above)

Remittance Form 2018

Entry Form 2018

Competitors: Please keep yourself up to date with changes to judges etc by visiting your Section pages regularly. Any news will be posted on line. Thank you.


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.

Henry Noakes Young Achiever Award 2018:

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 Cattle 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.


2018 Schedule Update

Judge Updates
Dexter classes judge: Bernard Stamp of Exeter, Devon
Beef Champ and Commercial Beef judge: Mark Quick from Crediton, Devon

Completely new wording for Limousin Section of the Schedule:


Judge: J. Ward Esq. Frome, Somerset

Every animal must be entered in the Herd Book proper of its breed

Classes will be combined if insufficient entries.


80 Cow any age, in calf or with calf at foot, at 26th May 2018. Having had a full term calf during the previous 12 months

81 Heifer in calf or with calf at foot, born in 2015

82 Heifer born in 2016

83 Heifer maiden, born in 2017

84 Bull born on or before 31st December 2016

85 Bull born in 2017

86 Group of three Limousin, to be owned by the same Exhibitor. Winning group to go forward to Inter Breed Championship.

HYDRO HOTEL, EASTBOURNE, CHALLENGE TROPHY will be awarded to the Champion Limousin.

THE SOUTH EASTERN LIMOUSIN CATTLE CLUB SHIELD will be awarded for the highest Home Bred Limousin. Also sash for Champion.

THE SOUTH EASTERN LIMOUSIN CATTLE CLUB offer rosettes to the “Best Homebred Female” & “Best Homebred Male” Exhibited by a SELCC member.


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.

2018 Schedule Update

Classes – Judge Updates


Class Number Updates:

Schedule Class No 234: Senior In-Hand Horse or Pony 19-23 Years old should read Class No 233.


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 2018 Show (26th May) is available. Entries close on 3rd April. Hard copies are available upon request and they will also be available in selected outlets.



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
  • Suffolk
  • 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 6 – 16 years
  • Wool Competition – four classes
  • Best turned out Stockperson

For further details please contact the Sheep Secretary