All set for another bumper Royal Welsh Show
12 June 2014
The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show, is fast approaching. The four-day spectacle will be held on 21- 24 July at the showground in Llanelwedd and so far all the indicators are suggesting it’s going to be a bumper event.
The livestock classes and special awards attracted an unprecedented 8,000 plus entries from far and wide, over 670 more than last year, promising a popular and exciting four-day’s of competitions. Numbers across the board have increased with more horses, cattle, pigs and goats than in previous years, but the largest rise is seen in the sheep section with 211 more applications to exhibit than ever before.
There will also be more tradestands at this years show with a total of 1033 across the showground and sponsorship from companies and rural businesses has remained strong.
It appears that the national institution that is the Royal Welsh Show has yet again inspired the rural community to get involved and come together to celebrate the very best of Welsh and British agriculture.
In addition to the fantastic livestock, the great shopping and the free parking, the Royal Welsh Show provides something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.
In recognition of the WW1 and D Day anniversary’s, the big attraction in the main ring this year will be the amazing King’s Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery - the Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery of superb equestrian soldiers trained to drive a team of six horses that pull the First World War 'thirteen pounder' state saluting guns at high speeds.
The Royal Signals White Helmets will also be performing throughout the event with their traditional, thrilling and disciplined arena display on British Millennium Triumph 750cc motorcycles. In their immaculate uniforms, the team performs spectacular feats of balance, death defying crossover rides and outstanding acrobatics, showing all the qualities of teamwork, courage, trust, strength and agility that are needed in the modern Army.
Joining the two military display teams will be Equus & Falco - an incredible display of falconry performed on horseback, the ever popular Merion Owen and the Quack Pack, Inter Hunt Relay and trotting competitions and the Invitation World Team Championships
On the first three days of the show there will also be a spectacular double aerial displays from the impressive Hawker Hurricane and the high performance Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Visitors to the show will once again be able to make full use of the Royal Welsh Show App. This bilingual tool will include a full timetable of events and competitions, latest results, information on traffic and the local weather forecast.
The App is available to download free from the iTunes Store (http://moil.in/royalwelshios) and Google Play (http://moil.in/royalwelshandroid). The App needs to be downloaded before arrival at the show.
Pre-order your tickets to avoid the queues at the gate. For tickets and further information about the Royal Welsh Show, please visit www.rwas.co.uk