16/05/13 Committee members please remember that the next committee meeting will be held on Monday 20 May 2013 in the Toppin Memorial Hall at 7.30pm
16/05/2013 John Slee has had his e-mails hacked and as lost them all. Can anyone who has sent important e-mails please re-send them and everybody else send him an e-mail with their contact details so that he can update his address book.
20/04/13 SCHEDULES AVAILABLE AND ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCED.
Follow this link to find out details of the action packed show we have lined up for 2013
29/03/13. RUNNER UP IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
We are delighted to report that today the Farmers Guardian has named Skelton Show as the runner up in their national competition to find Britain's favourite show. This is a tremendous achievement for our show and thanks must go to all who voted for us. We add our congratulations to the winner, Turriff Show in Aberdenshire, a much larger 2 day show. We can now officially say that we are the farmers favourite show in the North West !
23/03/13 Farmers Guardian Competition - entries now closed thanks for all your support. Results will be announced on Friday 29 March.
03/03/13 Committee members please remember that the next committee meeting will be held on Monday 11 March 2013 in the Toppin Memorial Hall at 7.30pm
02/03/13 - HELP SKELTON SHOW WIN NATIONAL COMPETITION
We need your help to win a Farmers Guardian media package to help promote this years show. We are down to the last 8 nationally and ask that you follow the link below and vote for Skelton Show before 22 March. Many thanks - with your help I'm sure we can win! Go now to http://www.farmersguardian.com/your-space/competitions/vote-now-for-your-favourite-show/53829.article
21/01/13. Applications now open for 2013 trade stands, Food Hall, Gifts and Craft tent. Details on Trade Stand pages. Schedule for all sections will be available in late April with details of entertainment coming soon.
11/01/13 The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Monday 21st January 2013 at 7.45pm in the Toppin Memorial Hall Skelton - all welcome
27/09/12 - FARMERS BALL SAT 20 OCTOBER - with the cancellation of this years show this is a great opportunity to support us and catch up with friends.
Tickets must be booked by 10 October 2012. See
here for details, menu and booking form.
06/09/2012 A Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday 25th September in the Memorial Hall, Skelton at 7.30 p.m.
03/09/2012 The results Cumbria Young Handler of the Year 2012 Results
10 year and under
1st Holly Skelton
2nd Joshua Thorburn
3rd Charlotte Elliott
4th April Skelton
5th Lewis Elliott
6th Natasha Smith
6th Jasmine Sowerby
11 – 16 years
1st Tom Blamire
2nd Elliott Malloy
3rd Robert Stott
4th Ellen Elliott
5th Laura Stephenson
Tom Blamire – who won a cup, Shepherd’s crock, a tankard and £50
Holly Skelton – who won a halter, and £30
14/08/2012 SKELTON SHOW YOUNG HANDLERS AT PENRITH MART. Results
02/08/12 - Cumbrian agricultural shows have launched a new 'Cumbria Sheep Young
Handler of the Year Competition' to be held throughout the summer. The first
qualifying class was to have been held at Skelton Show on 7 July. Due to the
cancellation of the show we are pleased to announce it will now be held on Thurs
9th August in Penrith Auction Mart at 4 p.m. All Welcome to attend.
10/07/12 - Show jumping results available here
05/07/12 SHOWJUMPING AT NORD VUE ON SAT Postcode CA4 9TN. Leave M6 at Jn 41 (northbound) or Jn 42 (southbound) onto A6. Turn off A6 at short length of dual carriageway near High Hesket (old Masons Garage) towards Armathwaite where signposted. Refreshments, ice cream and equestrian supplies will be available.
04/07/12 FEES PAID - REFUND OR ROLL OVER DETAILS
Due to cancellation this year, exhibitors and supporters are encouraged to roll over their fees and subscriptions for the 2013 show. However anybody wanting a refund should apply to the relevant section official either sending a SAE or allowing us to deduct £1 admin fee. Refunds can only be made by cheque so please state who it should be made payable to. We will aim to pay refunds by the end of July.
04/07/12 EVENTS CONTINUING IN 2012
Following the disappointment of having to cancel this years show on Saturday the committee are pleased to announce that three events will continue.
The popular schools challenge kindly sponsored by the Cumberland Building Society will take place in Skelton village hall on Saturday morning. Local primary schools will compete in the competition where they have to submit a display on a theme of their own choice with various contributions from different year groups.
Judges are the Rev and Mrs R Hall and anybody can call in from 11am to see who as won and have a cup of coffee. Thanks most go to Mrs Jean Parker and the children's committee for their enthusiasm to proceed with this competition.
It had previously been decided to move the show jumping classes to Nord Vue at Armathhwaite. Seven classes will be held under BSJA rules throughout the day from 9am. Entries are being taken on the day and light refreshments, ice cream and Slacks Equestrian Supplies will be on site for anybody wishing to pop along and enjoy the jumping. Further details can be obtained from the equestrian secretary Caroline Brier on 01768 881933.
It is also intended to hold the Skelton Show qualifier of the new sheep 'Cumbria Handler of the Year' competition at Penrith Auction Mart during the summer.
Chairman Adam Fawcett said ' Following the disappointment of having to cancel the show it is good that we have been able to continue with these competitions. We are very grateful for the words of sympathy we have received from my exhibitors, fellow show organisers and members of the public. We are talking to our landlord about improving the field drainage at Hutton in the Forest and are already planning for the 2013 show which will be held on Saturday 6 July - so get the date in your diary'.
SKELTON SHOW CANCELLED THIS SATURDAY
It is with a heavy heart and much regret that the committee has to announce that they will be unable to hold Skelton Show this Saturday.
Despite hoping that the sodden showground at Hutton-in-the-Forest would stand a chance of drying out, with little wind or sun and further rain forecast we now have to accept this is unlikely to happen.
To be fair to exhibitors, trade stands, sponsors and all involved, the committee met again on site tonight and agreed it would be unwise to continue. The show jumping classes have already been moved to Nord Vue at Armathwaite and will continue this Saturday. Unfortunately due to a packed summer schedule it will not be possible to re-arrange the show this year.
Chairman Adam Fawcett said ‘It is extremely disappointing to have to cancel this major event in the agricultural calendar. This year we had record entries and trade stand numbers, some fabulous entertainment and several championship classes with large prize money’.
Show Director John Slee praised ‘the hard work of officials and hopes that everybody understands that it would have been irresponsible to continue this weekend’.
Treasurer Beverly Bargh says ‘Obviously postponement will incur additional costs and whilst exhibitors and sponsors will be given the opportunity of a full refund, it is hoped that they will be willing to roll on money paid to the 2013 show’.
Committee members after making decision to cancel show
30/06/12 An inspection of the showfield was carried out this morning. Whilst
there are some wet areas the bulk of the field is in remarkably good condition.
The committee therefore decided to postpone a final decision as to whether the
show goes ahead, until after a further inspection on Tuesday evening.
As we have received record entries we are determined to do everything we can to put on as much of the show as possible. We may however need to cancel some classes and will be moving the showjumping to Nord Vue Armathwaite. Our equestrian secretary will provide competitors with further details.
Further updates will be provided as next week progresses.
28/06/12 SHOW STILL HOPING TO GO AHEAD Just to keep you informed that despite the poor weather, at present we still hope to be able to hold Skelton Show next Saturday 7th July 2012. This is subject to an inspection of the field which is taking place this Saturday morning.
In the meantime if you could ask if anybody has an temporary roadway matting or old railway sleepers which we could borrow or hire it would be greatly appreciated as all national suppliers are fully booked. Further information will be provided next week
18/06/12- Listen to show preparations on Eden FM on 87.7FM. For those not able to make the show Harry King will be broadcasting live from the show field. Listen to adverts here.
13/06/12 We are pleased to announce that we now have a sponsor for the trophy for the best stand in the craft and gift tent. Many thanks to Derwentwater Designs Limited, Rose and Sid Swalwell, Embroidery Designers and Kit Manufactureres for their generous support. The tent is filling up rapidly and applications close this weekend on 15 June so if you want to have a stall apply now. Form available within trade stand page - you can also apply and pay online.
11/06/12 Details of additional prize money for Beef Championship and 14 stone wrestling championship announced. Get your entries in before closing date of Friday 22 June.
02/06/2012 - Sheep Young Handler Competition. Skelton has the first qualifier and continues at Penrith, Dalston, Brough, Keswick, Appleby finishing with the final at Hesket in September. More details.
20/05/2012 - Next Committee meeting to finalise show details on Monday 28th May at 7.30pm in the Toppin Memorial Hall, Skelton.
20/05/12 - Due to increased demand additional space is being made available for trade stands at this years show - don't be disappointed get your your application forms completed now or apply and pay on-line. See our trade stand page for details - fees held this year.
12/05/2012 NB - We are pleased to announce that Mr K L Adam, Clacks will be judging the Shetland Ponies at this years show.
12/05/2012 Class 433a - Native Pony Foal When entering class 433 you will automatically be entered into class 433a. Separate rosettes and prize money will be awarded. There will be no entry fee for this class this year.
03/05/12 - Details of the Great Boxing Booth Revival released.
25/04/12 Schedules now available from secretary or download from classes section of website Entries close Friday 22 June 2012
25/04/12 Details of action packed entertainment for 2012 show released 24/02/2012
Important. Please ensure that when monies are paid to the show with a cheque that they are made payable to 'Skelton Show'.
23/02/2012 The next Committee Meeting is on Tuesday 6th March 7.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall, Skelton.
8/02/12 Tenders are sort for the provision of the public bar at this years show. Download tender documents here Bar Tender Return date 6 March 2012.
08/02/12 Read details of AGM here - includes success of 2011 show, election of new chairman and president.
08/01/12 Trade Stand, Gift and Craft and Food Hall application forms now available from trade stand section.
Next show will be held on Saturday 7th July 2012. Don't miss it!