Young showgoer at Royal Norfolk Show

Farming, livestock and equine

From big beast farm machinery and some of the largest cattle in the land to rare breeds and world class show-jumping, the Royal Norfolk Show’s farming, livestock and equine programme will be as packed as ever…

Have fun on Mr Mawkin’s Farm

Come and see the prize winning animals

Be amazed at the Showjumping in the Grand Ring

Enjoy the classes with cattle, pigs, goats and more

Marvel at the heavy horse displays


On top of the formal sheep judging, showgoers can also watch the unique Sheep Show! Appearing at over 100 shows a year and in front of an estimated audience of 2.5 million people, this unique show has captured the hearts of many.

The New Zealand style team of presenters educate and entertain with their fantastic sheep all over the country. ‘Nobby’ the Norfolk Horn stands centre stage while others are introduced to their podiums. We learn about each breed’s attributes and how wool from the sheep’s back becomes a jumper to wear. The shearing demonstration is well commentated and has the audience captivated.

The 30 minute show is cleverly devised and is highly entertaining and extremely informative, a rare combination. The highlight of the show is the “The sheep show Hustle – Dancing sheep!!


Learn about the skill of sheep shearing and join Paul Seabrook, with commentary by Philip Eagle, as they give us some sheep shearing demonstrations in time for summer.

In the UK we shear sheep for wool as a commercial product and for animal welfare. Shearing reduces the chance of sheep getting over hot in the summer as well as helping to prevent other health issues.