It’s Show Time in Ballymoney!

McAuley Multimedia..Corchennia and Colleeen Dorman with their prizewinners at Ballymoney Show on Saturday. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

McAuley Multimedia..Corchennia and Colleeen Dorman with their prizewinners at Ballymoney Show on Saturday. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

This year’s Ballymoney Show will get off to a start on Friday, June 3rd, opening to the public at 2.30pm.

It’s all action for equestrian lovers commencing at 3pm with Local Pony Ridden Classes followed by Pony & Hunter Breeding Classes and then at 4.00pm the Unaffiliated Pony & Horse Jumping run by The Route Hunt Branch of the Pony Club.

Both these classes will commence at the published times with entries to be taken on the field from 2.30pm.

Additionally the North West Working Hunter Pony & Horse competitions commence at 5.00pm, again with entries being taken on the field. Please

remember all entries for these classes are now taken on the day and due tothe large number of entries last year, we recommend you get there early!

Moving on to our four legged friends, there’s a chance for anyone to have an entry at Ballymoney Show with our Annual Pet Show, which is open

to any pet, costs nothing to enter and will commence at 6.00pm sharp.

Last year we had cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and puppies too- so go ahead bring your pet – if you love him hopefully our judge

will too!

Next up on the agenda for Friday night is the Companion Dog Show heldunder Kennel Club Rules & Regulations. This will commence at 6.30pm.

There will be Novelty Classes, Pedigree Classes and Obedience Classes.

On Saturday the serious business of judging continues in earnest with judges travelling from all over the British Isles to judge the premium of

livestock in our Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Horses & Ponies Sections.

All livestock judging gets underway at 10am.

Our DJ will kick off with some tunes and requests first thing in the morning, then at 11am we have the return of the ever-popular Bonnie Baby Competition. This year’s competition has various sections for babies from birth to 4 years of age, with lots of prizes up for grabs. So make sure you’re there a good 30 minutes before to register.

If you’re not quite up and going by that stage then at 11.30am our Irish Dancers will be sure to get you ready for action.

At 12 noon we are delighted to bring you the talented singer, Yasmin Walker live on stage at Ballymoney Show, a very popular lady in the Country scene – an event not to be missed. Highlight of the day will be our Grand Prize Winners Parade which will get underway at approximately 2.45pm. First will be the Horses, followed

by the Cattle and Goats.

Also a great display in Home Industries, Craft and Home Baking, and over 1000 entries from local children in the School’s Section.