€8000 in prizes as entries open for the National Hereford Show 2021

Entries for the National Hereford Show 2021 – being privately run by the Irish Hereford Society – are now open! Entries can be submitted via this link; https://www.itsplainsailing.com/ihbs#event

The event will be held on the grounds of the Annaharvey Equestriaon Centre, Tullamore on Sunday 12th September at 10am.

Classes:

Junior Young Handler: aged 12 – 17

Senior Young Handler: aged 18 – 25

  1. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Cow In-Calf with her own natural calf not more than 11 months old at foot. Born on/before 30.06.2018.
  2. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Cow or Heifer with calf at foot or scanned in calf born between 01.07.2018 and 30.06.2019
  3. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Heifer born on/between 01.07.2019 and 31.12.2019
  4. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Heifer born on/between 01.01.2020 and 30.06.2020
  5. National Pedigree registered Hereford Heifer born on/between 01.07.2020 and 31.08.2020
  6. National Pedigree registered Hereford Heifer born on/between 01.09.2020 and 30.11.2020
  7. National Pedigree registered Hereford Heifer born on/after 01.12.2020
  8. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Heifer of the Year (1st-3rd prize winners in class 5-7)
  9. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Female Champion
  10. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull born on/between 01.01.2020 and 30.06.2020
  11. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull born on/between 01.07.2020 and 31.08.2020
  12. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull born on/between 01.09.2020 and 30.11.2020
  13. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull born on/after 01.12.2020
  14. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull of the Year (1st-3rd prize winners in class 11-13)
  15. National Senior Pedigree Registered Hereford Bull Born before 31.12.2019
  16. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Male Champion
  17. National Pedigree Registered Hereford Supreme Champion

All entries must be Pedigree Registered and be accompanied by a Pedigree Zootechnical Certificate which will be double checked on the day.

Prizes:

There is €8000 worth of prizes to be won as follows;

Class 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,15: 1st: €200, 2nd: €120, 3rd: €80, 4th: €60, 5th: €40

Class 8 & 14: 1st: €300 (& Champion Sash), 2nd: €200, 3rd: €100, 4th: €80, 5th: €50, 6th: €40, 7th: €20

Class 9 & 16: Champion Sash & Reserve Champion Rosette

Class 17: Champion Sash, Reserve Champion Rosette

How to enter:

Entries are online only and can be entered via this link: https://www.itsplainsailing.com/ihbs#event

All entries must be accompanied by name & address of breeder, name of animal, full tag number, DOB, gender, Sire name & dam name.

All entries are €15 each. Entries close on Sunday 29th August at midnight. No entries for the cattle will be accepted after this date.

Entries for the Young Handler classes will remain open until the day of the show and can be entered via the link above or by turning up on the day. Animals can be sourced for any young handlers who wish to enter but may not have an animal to show.

Regulations & facilities on the day:

The IHBS are working to ensure a smooth running but also a safe event for everyone.

There will be no animals allowed on site the night before the show. Entry will be permitted from early that morning – times to be confirmed closer to the time.

The show will begin at 10am – starting with the Young Handler classes.

There will be washing facilities available on site.

In order to maintain contact tracing – every person entering the showgrounds will have to give a name and contact number from one representative of each group.

There will be toilet and food facilities available on site and ample parking. There will be stewards directing parking.

Keep an eye out at irishereford.com for further updates!

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