Competitions

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a young handler, there’s a competition for everyone at the Aylsham Show 2024. 

Norfolk County Farm Business Competitions

The Farm Business Competition and separate Farm Hero Awards (see opposite) are kindly sponsored by Brown & Co. The Farm Business Competition entrants are judged by farmers outside of Norfolk, to recognise outstanding farming practices and achievements. The farm holding can be arable, livestock, mixed or contracted, with 60% of land within Norfolk. Pictured are Raynham Farm Company Limited who were the overall Champion Farm in 2023 and hosted a very interesting and enjoyable Farm Walk, including the Presentations, kindly sponsored by Frontier Agriculture Ltd and Payne Crop Nutrition Ltd.

Norfolk County Farm Hero Awards

Celebrating the hard work and dedication of those in the agriculture community. Awards for: Services to Norfolk Agriculture, and Innovative Farming Award.

Food and Drink Hero Awards

The aim of these Awards is to recognise and promote businesses and individuals that are making a real contribution and difference to local food and drink. For 2024 the format will change and all food outlets at the Show will be judged on the day and the winners will receive the Ken Dye Memorial Salver. Nominations can be received in advance for the Presidents Tankard (Presented by the late Michael and Jacinth Rogers) awarded for outstanding contribution to Norfolk Food and Drink. Email your choices to: [email protected] Pictured are the 2023 winners JGLS Catering who received the Ken Dye Memorial Salver, and the winner of the Presidents Tankard was Kurt Oliver of the White Hart, Swaffham. These Awards are kindly sponsored by Savills (UK) Ltd, Norwich.

Horse and Livestock Competitions

Win coveted trophies and rosettes with competitions for cattle, sheep, goats, showjumping and show horses. There are qualifiers for experienced producers and fun classes for those new to showing, so there is something for everyone. 

 

Cattle

Competitions for both beef and dairy cattle, including the highly popular young handler’s classes. All Classes Sponsors are shown in the Schedule.

Sheep

Commercial and rare breed classes renowned for their friendly and supportive atmosphere. All Classes Sponsors are shown in the Schedule

Goats

Popular classes and national competitions for goat breeds from the British Alpine to the Golden Guernsey. The Goats classes are kindly sponsored by Aylsham Plant Hire Ltd, Aylsham and Fielding Cottage, Honingham.

Showjumping

Showjumping Rings are situated close to the lakeside area of the Showground. Classes to suit all abilities with unaffiliated jumping from 60cm to 1m and British Showjumping affiliated competitions from British Novice to Foxhunter. All Classes Sponsors are shown in the Schedule. See 2023 results

Show Horses

Show Horse Rings are situated close to the lakeside area of the Showground and include classes for hunters, mountain and moorland, Haflingers, Arabs, Shetlands, cobs and coloured horses and ponies. All Classes Sponsors are shown in the Schedule. See 2023 results