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  1. The arrangements of the show shall be in the hands of the directors, committee and sub-committee. All persons entering the show premises shall be subject to the directors of the Stewards and Secretary.
  2. Every exhibit must be bona-fide property of the exhibitor in whose name it is entered.
  3. Intending competitors must lodge as stated in this schedule or on Entry Form by 3rd June a complete list of their entries clearly and correctly numbered as laid out in this schedule on the official entry form.
  4. No entry shall be received unless accompanied with the specific entry fees.
  5. The organisers reserve the right to return entries and fees in classes that do not fill and the right to return any entry without incurring any liability.
  6. The organisers shall not be responsible for any claim for compensation or otherwise, in regard to the holding of or for anything arising out of or connected with the show.
  7. The decision of the Judges shall be to merit.
  8. Objections or appeals on point qualification shall be considered by the organisers if lodged with the secretary, together with a €20 fee on the day the exhibit is judged.
  9. The judge shall have the power to award 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes according to the merits of the exhibit, or to withhold any or all of the prizes in any class for the want of merit.
  10. Points will be awarded instead of prizes where there are less than four entries.
  11. All exhibits other than livestock must be delivered to the show grounds on Saturday 9am – 12noon unless otherwise specified, but in every case as may be directed by the organisers. Each exhibit must be clearly labelled, stating distinctly section and class.
  12. No exhibit must be removed before 5.30pm on the day of the show without the special permission of the secretary from whom a special REMOVAL PASS must be obtained.
  13. While every reasonable care will be exercised, the organisers will not be responsible for any accident, loss or damage, to any exhibit, Exhibitor, or Spectator from any cause whatever occurring at, or in transit to or from the Show.
  14. Should any matter arise not provided for in these rules, such matters shall be referred to the organisers whose decision shall be final and binding. No appeal to law in any case will be allowed.
  15. Definition of a farmer: A farmer shall be understood to be one who resides on or in the vicinity of his farm, working it himself, and deriving there from means of subsistence.
  16. Definition of an amateur: An amateur shall be understood to be one who does not engage professionally, or in the retail or wholesale trade, in relation to the article or produce covered by any class in this schedule.
  17. Passouts cannot be used after 2pm
  18. 1st Prizes animals are not eligible to compete in other classes.


Pinegrove, Mountbellew, Co Galway, Tel 090-9623945

  1. Eligibility: entry to participate in the Championship is confined to shows which have paid the 5% administration fee.
  2. Qualifying rounds will take place at shows designated by the ISA
  3. Selected shows should hold a separate class for each qualifier from which highest placed animals will qualify
  4. Animals which have already qualified are not eligible to compete in further qualifiers at local shows in the same championship.
  5. Shows may charge an entry fee for each “Qualifier Class”. The ISA will award rosette to selected animals
  6. It is a condition that no other Sponsor may be involved in “Qualifier Classes”
  7. These general rules and those relating to the individual championships being staged should be published in the schedule and catalogue of the participating show.
  8. The Secretary of the show and the representative of the Show and the rep. From the ISA will arrange to take the following particulars in respect of each qualifier stage at the show:
    1. Name & Address of the winner and full particulars of the animal. Notify the winner of each qualifier of the date and place of final, and collect the appropriate entry fee for same.
    2. Forward the particulars and entry fee to the ISA within 2 days
    3. Winners of qualifiers will compete in the final
  9. The ISA in consultation with the sponsor reserve the right to alter or amend the rules of the competition were necessary.
  10. 5% of the prize money will be retained by the ISA towards the cost of running these championships.
  11. Any shows or competitors in breach of these rules will be disqualified from competing in these championships.
  12. Shows and competitors must contact the ISA for all details and information concerning these championships and not the sponsors
  13. Any objection or complaint must be lodged in writing with the ISA representative at the show, and the show secretary within half an hour following the completion of the competition, together with €25 or other stated fee which is refundable in the event of the objection being upheld.




We all want to have a successful and enjoyable day, but most importantly a safe and accident-free one. To ensure this, the co-operation of exhibitors, spectators and organisers is vital. Please note a few guidelines in relation to safety:

  • Observe signs, especially those relating to caution in livestock areas etc.
  • Do not exhibit animals that are hard to control or ones which act in a dangerous manner.
  • All animals must be led by a competent adult.
  • Animals must not be tied to trailers.
  • Dogs must be on a lead at all times and under the control of the handler.
  • Caution and care should be exercised at all times.


Late Entries will NOT be accepted