The countdown is for the landmark 110th County Clare Agricultural Show, set for Sunday, July 6 at Ennis Showgrounds.
Always one of the top shows in the country – the prizemoney is an added bonus – the organisers are looking forward to welcoming the top breeders and owners of horses and cattle. There will also be several classes for sheep and donkeys.
The Brood Mare All-Ireland Championship qualifier has a prizefund of €1,500, while the All-Ireland Yearling Colt or Gelding Championship carries a €2,500 pot. The prestigious De Valera Cup will be awarded to the champion young horse.
On the showjumping side, spectators will be entertained by big name riders on the show circuit, while the pony-jumping will also attract considerable attention.
The showgrounds indoor facility will house a huge array of home produce, fresh vegetables and flowers, as well as trade stands. The carriage driving class is always a big hit, as is the dog show and agility course.
For the ladies who wish to turn out in style, there will be a best dressed ladies competition.
For details and entries contact secretary, Geraldine McCarthy at 085 8504600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.