Frequently Asked Questions
We look forward to welcoming our visitors to the 2018 National Show. The Show will be held on 16th, 17th and 18th March at Bingley Hall, Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 OBD.
Some of the questions we are asked are listed below. Please note the office and telephone will be unmanned from Thursday, 15th March owing to the staff being on site setting the Show up.
Q. Is the Show held indoors?
A. Yes the whole Show including the ring, trade stands and the majority of stables are indoors.
Q. Can I bring my trade stand to your Show?
Q. Can I purchase tickets at a discounted price in advance?
Q. I’ve purchased my tickets online but now I cannot find my e-ticket email.
A. No problem please click here to obtain this information.
Q. Can I purchase tickets on the gate?
A. Yes tickets can be purchased on the gate by cash only.
Q. Can I pay on the gate by a card payment?
A. Only cash sales can be taken on the gate.
Q. Do you offer concession tickets?
A. There are no concession tickets in 2018. Adult and Child prices only.
Q. What are the prices for children?
A. Children under 5 years of age are admitted free of charge. Ticket price for children aged 5 – 13 is £8.00 in advance and £10.00 on the gate.
Q. Can I sponsor part of the Show?
A. We are eternally grateful to those that help the Society with sponsorship. Please call the office on 01536 771611.
Q. Where can I find local accommodation.
Q. Is there car parking?
A. Yes there are plenty of parking spaces and car parking is free.
Q. Can I bring my dog to the National Show?
A. We welcome all well behaved dogs on leads and ask their owners to pick up after them.
Q. Is there a cash machine at the National Show?
A. No sorry we don’t have one on site but the nearest can be found in Stafford.
Q. Can I bring my caravan/camper van and stay for the period of the Show?
Q. I am staying on the caravan field are there showers and toilets?
A. Yes there are clean and well equipped facilities located next to the caravan field and inside Bingley Hall which are open 24 hours.
Q. I am not a member of the Society, but would like to attend the Annual Dinner on Friday, 16th March 2018 is this possible?
Q. What is the postcode of the event?
A. The postcode is ST18 OBD
Q. Where can I find a taxi?
A. Please try calling Stafford Taxis on 01785 750005
Q. Is there WiFi at the Show?
Q. What is the best day to come?
A. A ring programme is available to download here.
If your question hasn’t been answered, please do call us on 01536 771611 where we will be pleased to assist you or send us an email. Please note that the Shire Horse Society’s office will be unmanned from Thursday, 15th March through to Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 (9am) as the staff will be at the Show.