THOUSANDS of people from all over the Mid-West will flock to participate in and watch competitions to mark the 30th annual South-East Clare Show at Bridgetown Showgrounds on Sunday, July 24.
Some new additional activities have been introduced for families, children and patrons both in the leisure and competitive capacity as the Show celebrates three decades.
With a total prize fund of €20,000 and more than 2,500 equestrian, cattle and horticultural entries expected, the 2022 Show will draw thousands of people to watch feature classes such as Champion of Champions in the Limousin Pedigree Cattle and a newly introduced Angus Section.
According to the organisers, this show will provide a guaranteed enjoyable day out for families and their friends.
The Show has once again chosen Milford Care Centre as its charity of choice, and the committee looks forward to presenting a donation after this eagerly-awaited event, considering Milford touches the hearts of so many people.
The Show is chosen venue for many qualifying events including the All-Ireland Championship of a young horse class – the Yearling Filly will be announced.
This All-Ireland title is a well sought-after prize in the equestrian world.
The Supreme Championship will be up for grabs within the ridden horse and pony classes.
There will be a large amount of dog showing classes to choose from to entry on the day.
Already there are a large number of entries for the home produce and horticulture section including best pot of jam, best six scones and children’s entries for baking and crafts.
“We have seen this grow and feel it is due to people having had the time to explore during lockdown in the past few years,” said Anika Schous-Ryan, a committee member in this section.
The Show will have something for everyone, including a comprehensive programme of children’s entertainment including bouncy castles, mobile pet farm, face painting, and children disco. There is a focus on Kids Safety on farms with the attendance of key IFA figures. Large live size toy machinery is also available for children to experience on the day.
For the more energetic visitors, the local O’Shea family, who appeared on TV Ireland’s fittest family, will run the Hanging Tough Competition on the day.
A selection of “Farmers Market “style stands and stalls await visitors to the show this year.
Live music and dancing with Michael O’Brien and Philomena from 1pm.
Patrons can enjoy a stroll through the amazing showgrounds, meet Paw Patrol Characters for photo opportunities or be in with a chance to win the amazing raffle prize – a Charolais Heifer. This draw takes place at 5pm. Show catalogues will be on sale, which include memories of show dates since 1990.
Avoid entrance queuing on the day by purchasing tickets in advance at itsplainsailing.com/org/southeastclare