Horse of the Year Replacement Qualifier

Press Release from Grandstand Media following the cancellation of the Derbyshire County Show.

Grandstand Media Limited would like to notify competitors that regrettably the organisers of the 137th Derbyshire County Show have had to make the hard decision to cancel this year’s event (Sunday 26th June), as a result of the current ground conditions and the weather forecast for the coming days.

The cancellation of this event has affected a number of Horse of the Year Show qualifiers comprising the Shire Horse of the Year Championship supported by The Shire Horse Society Qualifier, the Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year Qualifier and The Colosso Family Side Saddle Horse of the Year.  We would like to notify all competitors of the resulting reallocation of these qualifiers that have been affected.

Shire Horse of the Year supported by The Shire Horse Society Championship Qualifier

In conjunction with the Shire Horse Society Grandstand Media Limited would like to inform competitors that this qualifier will be reallocated to Derbyshire Shire Horse Association Show which will take place at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4AQ on Sunday 7th August 2016.  All competitors that were entered in this qualifier at Derbyshire County Show will be refunded their entry fee by Derbyshire County Show minus the £12 Horse of the Year Show Levy, in addition your entry will automatically be transferred free of charge across to the Derbyshire Shire Horse Association Show.  Mr William Livesey who was appointed to judge the Derbyshire County Qualifier will remain as the judge for this reallocated qualifier.

For competitors with queries about the Derbyshire Shire Association Show please contact the Paula Vernon Derbyshire Shire Association Show Secretary on 078377 42617 or Derbyshire County Show Livestock Secretary Jeannette Watt on 07734 888218.


Sue Fox