The Royal Norfolk Show has over 200 equine classes taking place over the two-day Show on Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 June.

123 Light Horse In-Hand and Ridden classes including Arabs, Cobs and Maxicobs, Hunters – Small, Ladies, Working and Novice, multiple Mountain & Moorland classes, Partbred Pony, Show Ponies and Veteran Horses. Dedicated classes for all types of Rescue Horses supported by the local World Horse Welfare, Snetterton. Also, the ever-popular Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) with a Show and Jump Challenge.

50 Heavy Horse classes are hugely popular with classes for all four main breeds including Shire, Suffolk, Clydesdale and Percheron. Not forgetting the Best Foot classes and Young and Novice Handlers classes for teenagers and young adults encouraging showing stars of the future.

8 Show Jumping competitions including the Norfolk Area Trial and the prestigious International Stairway supported by British Showjumping. Along with the exciting Ride and Drive competition, always a highlight as a Thursday Grand Ring attraction.

13 Private & Trade Driving classes including Donkey driving, Exercise Vehicle classes and the Concours d’Elegance, to be judged this year by local artist and sculptor, Rachael Long well known for ‘Lifeboat Horse’ as seen in Wells next-the-sea harbour over the summer and soon to become a permanent fixture on the Wells landscape.

2 fast paced Scurry competitions for Large and Small pairs on Day 1 plus the HOYS Championship on Day 2 – all to be held in the Grand Ring.

New for 2019 is the Farrier Competition with 6 different types of shoeing classes for the experts and also apprentice shoemakers.

There are 3 major Championships: The Horse of the Year Show Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship, The RNAA Supreme In-Hand Championship sponsored by the Stuart Group and the RNAA Supreme Ridden Championship to win the Jack the Giant Trophy.

There are 50 other Championship classes and almost 40 Special classes run throughout the Equine sections. Enormously popular Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) qualifiers attract competitors from across the country, alongside qualifiers for the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS), which place The Royal Norfolk show at the forefront of the showing calendar.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our Show!



For all Equine matters please contact:

Maria Skitmore, Equine Co-ordinator
T: 01603 731 963
E: maria.skitmore@rnaa.org.uk