Hedge provided by kind permission of the Sheldon Family.
Prizes in each class 1st £25, 2nd £20, 3rd £15, 4th £10 (if six or more entries)
Special rule for this year. No Petrol chainsaws to be used due to being in close proximity to horses.
1st Prize in class 10 will receive a Stihl Chainsaw kindly donated by Farmstar Ltd.
Each competitor satisfactorily completing their work will be paid a minimum of £20 by the owner of the hedge.
A prize of £15 will be given for the stretch of hedge cut and laid in the previous year’s show, showing the best hedge to be judged by the owner and steward.
The Barnard trophy will be awarded to the winner of class 11.
The Eric Weatherall perpetual challenge trophy will be awarded to the winner of class 10.
The John Shelton trophy will be awarded to the winner of the best hedge cut and laid in the previous year’s show and judged after one years growth.
Class 10 Open Plashing – the competitor who shall cut and lay 11 yards of hedge in the best manner and sharpen their own stakes.
Class 11 Novices – as Class 10, but competitors not having previously won a competition.
1. Competitors to be on the field for 8.30am, the time allowed to be agreed at
2. Assistance only at the Stewards discretion.
3. All the brush to be put away as per Stewards instructions.
4. 20 stakes allowed per competitor. Stakes provided.
5. Health and Safety rules – must wear protective clothing.
6. Same as rule 9 of Society rules.
7. Hedge to be laid in ‘Midland style’ straight and not offset.
8. No Petrol Chainsaws.
The Society, its Officers or Servants, shall not be responsible for any accident, damage or loss, however caused, that may occur to any exhibitor or his servant, or, to any animal, article, or property brought into the Showground, or, while entering or leaving or being carried into or out of the said Showground. Each exhibitor shall be solely responsible for any loss, injury or damage that may be done to or occasioned by, or arising from any animal, article, or property exhibited or brought onto the Showground by him, he shall indemnify and hold harmless the Society from and against actions, suits, expenses and claims on account of or in respect of any such damage or injury which may be caused or occasioned. It is therefore recommended that exhibitors insure against fire and such liabilities as the exhibitor May occur under the Show’s Regulations.