Beltex Sheep Society to repeat its virtual show season

Following on from the success of the 2020 virtual show season and coupled with the ongoing show season uncertainty, the Beltex Sheep Society has decided to run its virtual show season again for 2021.

Although some events have been cancelled and others hope to go ahead, the virtual show season will include all 10 shows covered last year plus the Royal Norfolk Show.

The shows will provide light-hearted fun, and there will again be prize cards and money on offer – £10 for 1st place, £7 for 2nd place and £5 for 3rd place as well as £25 for Champion and £15 for Reserve. Additional prize cards will be issued if entries suffice. There will be no entry fee but exhibitors may send a donation to the Society or forgo their prize money, which will then be passed on to the Society’s chosen charity.

These shows will be held on their traditional date regardless of whether the show is actually going ahead or not, and judges will be confirmed in due course.

Major shows included are:

Wed 12 May Balmoral - Judge: Andrew Baillie, Callacrag

Thu 10 June Royal Cornwall - Judge: Anne Story, Borderesk

Fri 11 June - Royal Three Counties

Thu 17 June - Royal Highland

Wed 30 June - Royal Norfolk - Judge: Adrian Evans, Bancycrwys

Tue 13 July - Great Yorkshire

Sat 17 July - Penrith

Mon 19 July - Royal Welsh

As well as National Shows (exhibitors MUST be a member of the relevant club in order to take part):

Sat 12 June - Welsh National - Judge: Jim Kennedy, Lyonpark

Sat 3 July - Irish National - Judge: Adrian Roberts, Cynin

Sat 6 August - Scottish National


Entries must be relevant to the current show season, i.e., a ewe lamb entry must have been born in 2021.

Classes will include aged ram, shearling ram, ram lamb, aged ewe, shearling ewe and ewe lamb, with judges also selecting their male champion and reserve and female champion and reserve.

Entries may be dressed or shown naturally, that is up to the exhibitor.

The Society is asking its members to only enter shows they would typically or geographically enter.

Participants may submit up to three photos OR one continuous-shot video up to 20 seconds per entry. Please try to avoid people or signs in submissions to keep entries anonymous for judging. All entries will be revealed at close of entry.

No professional photographs will be allowed, such as photos of sheep taken at shows or sales, and photos/videos must have been taken recently. You may use the same images/videos to enter more than one show.

Entries will close three days before the show date in order to give time to collate the sections. If entering more than one show, please state which shows. Please keep posted throughout the season for reminders.

Please send your entries to Kayley Kennedy via WhatsApp on 07375 563809 (preferred option) or email [email protected]. When entering you must include your name, flock name, which show and which class as well as the pedigree tag number of entry (eg XYZ.F003).

Important Footnote: The 152nd Balmoral Show in partnership with the Ulster Bank will take place from Wednesday 22nd September to Saturday, 25th September 2021, at Balmoral Park, Lisburn.

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