RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. That the Society shall be called the Skelton Horticultural and Agricultural Society.
THE OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY
The objects of the Society shall be:-
(a) To promote the interests of those engaged in farming and agriculture in the area by facilitating the co-operation of farmers, horticulturists and others interested with a view to the improvement of farm animals, and the production of better crops, and to encourage the adoption of efficient methods of farming.
(b) To grant facilities for demonstrations, discussions and the interchange of information and ideas for practical and educational purposes in conjunction with the County Education and Advisory Staffs.
(c) To contribute to, assist or co-operate with, any Society or Association whose objects are in whole or part similar to those of the Society.
(d) To accrue any real property which the Society may think necessary for the promotion of its objects.
2. A President, President-Elect, Vice-Presidents and other Officials shall be elected each year at the Annual General Meeting of the Society, which shall be held every year in or about the month of February. The financial year shall be from the 1 Nov to 31 October, and the Accounts will be closed and balanced on the latter date.
3. The Show will be held on the first Saturday in July each year unless the Committee decide otherwise.
4. A Management Committee shall be appointed yearly at the Annual Meeting of the Society, to consist of not less than Thirty Members and not more than Sixty-five, one third to retire annually, but are eligible for re-election with other nominations at the Annual General Meeting. This Committee shall have power to arrange matters relating to the Society and to revise Rules and Regulations, but not less than fifteen members of the committee shall have power to act. The Committee shall appoint their own Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who will take office after the presentation of the Annual Financial Report at the General Meeting.
5. That any retiring chairman be automatically made a vice-president, also any committee member who retires after 20 years service.
6. The competent Judges for all exhibits be appointed by the Committee at the Autumn Meeting.
7. No prize shall be awarded unless entry pronounced to be of sufficient merit; that no exhibit can be exhibited for more than one of the Society's Premiums (Special Prizes excepted).
8. That all Exhibitors make a declaration that the exhibits are bona-fide their property, and in the case of entrants for the Breeders Classes ear marks complete with herd allocation Attested Numbers must be on Entry Forms. Sheep Exhibitors to state on Entry Form if Accredited.
9. That any Exhibitor acting dishonestly will forfeit the right to any and all prize money. Protests (if any) to be made to Head Steward prior to Judge awarding prizes.
10. That the Committee of Management reserve to themselves the right of altering any Judging or Show arrangements they deem necessary.
11. That each subscriber of £8 or more (£16 husband and wife) will be deemed a Member of the Society - (Badge will be issued).
12. That the Agricultural Department be open to all comers, and that the Horticultural Department be open to amateurs only.
13. That an Amateur shall be understood to be one who does not keep a gardener, or who is not himself a professional gardener.
14. That all Live Stock be on the ground not later than 9-30 a.m. prompt and not leave before 3-30 p.m. All prizewinning Live Stock to be shown in the Grand Parade.
15. That Marquee Exhibits be in their places by 9-45 a.m. and not to be removed before 4-30 p.m. without the consent of the Stewards. That anyone infringing this rule will forfeit their claim to all prize money. All Marquee prize money will be paid on Show Day in the marquee at 4-30 p.m.
16. That no Entries be received except on forms supplied by the Secretary, all Entrance Fees must be paid at the time of entry. Entry Forms and Fee for Telephoned Entries must be in the hands of the Secretary prior to Show Day. Any Exhibitor not having paid will be debarred from exhibiting.
17. Should any dispute arise the decision of the Committee shall be final and without appeal, and the Committee have the right to refuse any Entry which they consider to be contrary to the Rules.
18. Every care will be taken of Exhibits, but the Committee will not be responsible for any loss or damage.
19. The Society do not accept any responsibility for accidents or disease to persons, property or animals sustained at their annual show, howsoever caused.
20. HORSE EXHIBITORS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO EXHIBIT ANY ANIMAL WITH 'THE COUGH'. The Hon. Vet has authority to request the Exhibitor of any animal reported coughing on the field to withdraw immediately.
21. Notices regarding current Health & Safety Regulations must be observed at all times.
22. Cup Winners are responsible for the safe keeping and return of the Cups to the Society not later than following show day.