Ceredigion probably has more shows per head of population than any other area, each community coming together to celebrate, compete and have fun. Each show has its own character, and there are a wide range of classes from cookery, craft and flower arranging to carriage driving, stallions and riding ponies.
Shows this Summer
This is Welsh pony and cob country, with equine competitons among the best in the country. Look out for native breeds of sheep and cattle too, such as our local Llanwenog sheep, and the distinctive Welsh Black cattle and Welsh pigs.
Below are dates for 2020. Each show is usually held on a particular day rather than a fixed date - eg first Saturday of a month, and the sequence is usually in the same order. See links to check details and competition schedules.
||Lampeter Stallion Show is the place to come to choose your stallion or mare if you're a breeder worth your salt.|
||Barley Saturday - colourful parade through the streets of Cardigan celebrating the tradition of the hiring fair. Today the focus is on the stallions, but the parade also has tractors, vintage cars and other vehicles. Judging in the morning followed by parade in the afternoon. |
||Aberystwyth County Show. First major agricultural show of the season. Horses, livestock, sheep, machinery, displays. www.aberystwythshow.com|
||Large show with horses and other livestock including goats. Vintage and carriage display. Rugby 7-a-side. www.lampetershow.co.uk/|
||Tivyside Show: cattle, horses, sheep and pigs http://tivysideshow.wordpress.com|
||Cardigan County Show: Major show with horses, livestock, poultry, sheepdog challenge, parades and entertainment. www.cardigancountyshow.co.uk|
||Horse and pony classes including shire horses and driving classes, livestock,dogs, produce and vintage www.capelbangorshow.co.uk|
||Horse and pony classes, including fancy dress and showjumping. Livestock, dogs and vintage. www.sioellanilarshow.co.uk|
||Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs is one of the summer season highlights. See the best of the area's horses on display, and enjoy thrilling entertainment with international horseback acts.
||Village show -horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, produce|
||Village show-horses, sheep, dogs, vintage |
||Local Gorsgoch district and YFC show. |
||Sheep, goats, poultry, cattle, horse and pony classes, and large craft and produce tent|
||Village show with horse and pony classes.|
||Last show of the season. http://www.sioellandysulshow.co.uk |