Plans unveiled for Saintfield & District Show

Looking forward to this year's Saintfield Show, taking place at Balmoral Park on Saturday June 18th l to r: Katie Meharry, Saintfield; Emma Moulds, Lisburn, Douglas the pygmy goat and Ryan Meharry, Saintfield
Looking forward to this year's Saintfield Show, taking place at Balmoral Park on Saturday June 18th l to r: Katie Meharry, Saintfield; Emma Moulds, Lisburn, Douglas the pygmy goat and Ryan Meharry, Saintfield
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This year’s Saintfield & District Show will take place on Saturday, June 18th: the venue is Balmoral Park, on the outskirts of Lisburn.

“This will be our fourth year at the RUAS venue,” confirmed show secretary Laura Meharry.

“This year’s event will feature all of the usual competition classes for cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, horses of all sizes and types, donkeys, dogs, rabbits and other pets. But for equine enthusiasts our 2016 event breaks new ground in having the Main Arena at Balmoral Park made available for the Show Jumping and Ridden Hunter classes.

“This surface is renowned as one of the best in Ireland on which to host competitive equine competitions. The dressage classes, which have proven so popular over the past number of years, will take place in the sand arena.”

Home Industry classes will also feature prominently at this year’s show. But for dog and pet lovers, one event not to be missed is the K9 Expo Dog Lovers’ Show and International Pet Stylist Grooming Competition.

“This is the second time the event has ever been held and will constitute a major attraction for this year’s Saintfield Show,” confirmed K9 organiser Nichola Moore.

“We have a whole host of classes for everyone, from newcomer to experienced, plus a range of Asian Fusion and creative styling classes.”

K9 Expo is a unique pet educational fair, aimed at dog lovers and pet care professionals.

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster will also have a major presence at this year’s Saintfield Show. Laura Meharry again: “Members of Moneyreagh YFC will be in attendance, participating in a series of fun packed competitions. We are delighted that such a very proactive relationship has been developed, once again, with the Young Farmers’ Clubs.”

Laura confirmed that schedules for this year’s show will be available over the coming days. They can be accessed courtesy of the show’s web site: www.saintfieldshow.co.uk

For further information, email Laura Meharry on: secretary@saintfieldshow.co.uk