Donkey

Main Ring   TBC
1.00pm   *Concors d’elegance* – New for 2018
Kindly sponsored by Almond Boutique, Kirkburton & Holmfirth 

Ring 1    Judging to commence not before 3.30pm

Judge: Mr Chris Porter

Class 20 – Best Condition and Turned Out Donkey, any age and sex, conformation will not be taken into account.
Class 21 – Stallions and Geldings, 4 years old and over
Best gelding rosette 
Class 22 – Mare 4 years old and over or Brood Mare, 5 years old and over with own fool at foot. Foals to be 6 weeks old or over at date of show. Foals to be judged first.
Best foal rosette 
Class 23 – Young stock, colt, filly or gelding, 3 years old and under
Best 2 year old rosette, best gelding rosette, best yearling rosette

Championship – for 1st and 2nd prize winners from Classes 21 – 23

‘Best Local Donkey’ rosette to be awarded to the best donkey owned by a DBS member living within a 25 mile radius of the showground. Eligible competitors to wear a white armband.

Class 24 – Veteran Donkey Class.
Best veteran rosette
Class 25 – Best Child Handler, under 16 on the day of the Show, over 3 years
Entry fee:- £2. (£5 on the day)
DBS rosettes for young handler and young novice
Class 26 – Ridden Donkey.
4 years and over. Minimum age for the rider 3 years. Children of 8 years and under may be led.
Note: When a child competes on a lead rein, the donkey must be led by a competent adult (18yrs or over). The lead rein must be attached to the noseband.

Rules: Please Note: Entering one donkey and showing another is not permitted.
Stallions and Entire Colts must be properly dressed in bridle and bit with the leading rein correctly attached to the bit.
In the ‘Mare with Foal at Foot’ class, superficial blemishes do not necessarily debar a mare from being awarded a prize.
Definitions:- Donkey classes are open to all donkeys and all exhibitors, whether they are members of the Donkey Breed Society or not. Donkey Breed Society Rosettes may only be awarded to Donkey Breed Society Members.

The In Hand Champion Donkey at this Show automatically qualifies for the relevant Championship at the DBS Annual Supreme Championship Show in August 2018, provided it is owned by a fully paid up member of the DBS. A Donkey may win more than one Championship at Shows but will qualify only once for the DBS Supreme Championship Show. Where the In Hand Champion Donkey has previously qualified, the Reserve Champion Donkey will be deemed the Qualifier.

Entry Fee: £5 per class.  Young Handler £2 (£10 on the day. Child Handler £5 on the day.)
Entry Form can be downloaded from File Download to the right of the page.
To purchase additional entry tickets at the reduced fee, please complete the appropriate section.

Correctly secured riding hats/helmets to current safety standards must be worn when mounted anywhere on the Showground.