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Contact Us:

Show Secretary: Paul Watson 07802 695041 Email: showsecretary@gargraveshow.org.uk Trade Stand Secretary: Paul Watson 07802 695041 Email: tradestandsecretary@gargraveshow.org.uk Entries Secretary: Jenny Keir 07796 407386 Email: entriessecretary@gargraveshow.org.uk 01756 749877 VP Secretary: Sarah Tennant 07740 997415 Email: vpsecretary@gargraveshow.org.uk 01756 793516

Dates for your diary:

116th Gargrave Show Cancelled for 2020 Sheep Dog Trials Cancelled for 2020 (Free entry for Spectators)

New Funding Received:

The committee would sincerely like to thank the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund whose grant has enabled the purchase of reusable walkway mats.  The 30 mats, made from 100% recycled plastics, will enable us to protect the entrances and walkways on the showfield. Our plan is to protect the showfield and the environment by reducing the impact of hundreds of visitors who come to the annual show held on farmland in front of Eshton Hall, Gargrave.  It will allow visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape and maintain the field so that it recovers faster and reverts to farmland as soon as possible after the show day. The mats provide reusable ground cover which can be stored and used each year. It will generate a legacy of good farm management of grasslands whilst allowing the public to enjoy the landscape and agricultural /horticultural show. It will enable sustainable benefits to the annual show allowing more visitors without damage to the environment even when the weather is inclement. The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is an annual fund of £175,000 that supports projects that promote a more sustainable way of living and working in and visiting the National Park, whilst conserving and enhancing our local culture, wildlife, landscape and communities. Facts and Figures The Sustainable Development Fund: is now in its 15th year of operation has given out nearly £2.67 million to 336 projects so far is open to everyone including community groups, businesses and individuals and offers money either to kick-start a project or to develop it for the good of the local community and the National Park gave out just over £175,000 in 2017-18, supporting 36 projects What types of project are given grants? Projects can be far-ranging. They could include recycling, low carbon and renewable energy schemes, green tourism projects, promotion of public accessibility and educational opportunities, or local craft, heritage and wildlife initiatives. Grants can be used to support community, voluntary and business projects alike. For more details, please go to: www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/sdf 

Become a Show Vice President

Gargrave Show is indebted to the support given by its loyal Vice Presidents.  For the current membership subscription of £30 a Vice President: Gains entrance into the Vice Presidents’ Marquee and Enclosure on Showday Enjoys an excellent two-course Luncheon and Coffee Has the exclusive use of the Vice Presidents’ Bar And is given free Parking on the Showfield A single subscription may be purchased for £30 An additional subscription may be purchased for £30 If you would like to support Gargrave Show by becoming a Vice President, click on VP_Application to download the application form or contact VP Secretary using the details listed below.

Competitors - Please Read

All Equine classes: Please note that all competitors take part entirely at their own risk and it is compulsory for riding hats (to Standard PAS015 and above) with chin straps or safety harness to be fastened at all times when mounted.

Admission prices:

Adults £8 12-18yrs £5 11yrs & under Free Cash or Electronic & contactless payments on the gate by Visa / Mastercard. Showground open to public from 08:00 The first event to be judged in the Main Ring is at 08:30 Dogs are welcome on the Showground. Keep an Eye on the Weather:  Follow us on Facebook: 

How to find us:

The Show is held by kind permission of Mr M. Fenwick, Mr J. Tennant, J. E. Taylor & Son and Mr K. Chapman in the field in front of Eshton Hall, BD23 3QQ (Click on the image for larger map) A free minibus service operates from Gargrave Station and Summer Seat to and from the Showground.   Public car parking is available in the field on the left of Eshton Road as you approach the Showground from Gargrave.  VPs may park on the Showground (weather permitting).

Click the links below to download:

The General Schedule, Show Day Brochure and Entry Forms will not now be published for 2020.  Please monitor this space for any future show documentation. If you don’t have Adobe™ Reader®, click on the icon to the left which will take you to the Adobe™ download page. DATA PROTECTION ACT By completion of an entry form for the Show, you are agreeing acceptance for your name to be published and also for any photographs taken at the Show to be used for the purposes of marketing.  Please inform the Secretary in writing if you do not wish your photograph to be used or your details published.

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********************************************************************************************** Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the 2020 Gargrave Show: After due consideration, the committee has reluctantly agreed to cancel the 2020 Gargrave Show for the safety and welfare of exhibitors and visitors. We would like to thank all of the Show’s supporters for their forebearance during these trying times and we look forward to announcing details of the 2021 Show later in the year. In the meantime, we hope that above all you stay safe and well. Alistair Lawn Chairman, Gargrave Show Committee 24 May, 2020 **********************************************************************************************
THE GARGRAVE AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY LTD WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT MR JOHN MIDGLEY HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS 2020 SHOW PRESIDENT
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR COMPETITORS IN THE EQUINE CLASSES Rule 17 of the General Schedule relating to Equine Flu has been amended to read: 17.—Equine Flu. It is recommended that all horses/ponies are fully vaccinated against  Equine Influenza (Flu) where a valid vaccination protocol needs to have been followed in accordance with the rules set out in the BHA rules for racing: part 2, paragraphs 18.3-18.6. All animals must be accompanied by a legal and currently valid passport which may be inspected at any time. Any equine without a valid vaccination protocol or owner/exhibitor unable to produce a valid passport will lead to immediate eviction of that horse/pony from the showground.