The Show

Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2024

What's on at the show?

Highlights & Attractions Include …
Barrow Fell Race

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling to include 12 Stone World Championship (kindly sponsored by Alhambra Cinema, Keswick) All other Wrestling Classes kindly sponsored by Robinson Udale, Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors.

Vintage Vehicle & Machinery Display

Cockermouth Mechanics Band playing throughout the afternoon
Pony Games with Fancy Dress

Terrier Racing and Childrens Dog and Pet Classes

Large selection of Horse, Dog and Sheep Classes to include Sheep Clipping Competition and Cumbria Champion Sheepdog Trials

Top prize money throughout the classes of events


Grateful Thanks to all our Sponsors and Contributors for their generous donations towards this year’s Show.

Equine Section

A W Jenkinson Forest Products – Class  40 – Hunters – Best Mare or Gelding 4yrs and over not entered in any previous In Hand Class.

The Bitter End,  Cockermouth – Voucher for Champion Shetland Pony

Carvetti Coffee – Fell Pony Classes 1,3,4,5 & 6  

Cath Heaney – Class 32 - Traditional Coloured – Best Ridden

High Dyke Equestrian Centre – Pony Club Pony - all Classes. 

Honister Slate Mine – Champion Mountain & Moorland Ridden - Voucher for Infinity Bridge

K & J Catering – Hunter - Class 42 - Best Ridden Over 15.2hh

Keswick Boot company – £40 Voucher for Equine In Hand Champion.

Keswick Cottages –   Driving Turnout Class

Lake District Hotels - Class 52 – Concours de Elegance

Ravenstone Lodge Coach House & Restaurant– Heavy Horses - Classes 20 & 21 - Best Heavy Horse Brought into the ring Mounted and Best Decorated Horse.

Royal Oak Hotel, Keswick – Heavy Horse Class 18 – Best Mare or Gelding 4 years old and over.

Stanleys Joiners – Fell Ponies – Class 2 - Best Foal and Class 15 - Heavy Horses - Best Mare with Foal at Foot.

WCF Pet & Equestrian Cockermouth – Voucher for Supreme Champion Horse

Woodstone Pizza – Class 50 - Riding Horse/Hack 4 yrs old and over PLUS a £50 voucher for the champion of the Riding Pony Section.

Equine Products Northen Region – Prizes for Equine Section.

Sheep Section

Bassenthwaite Lake Station – Herdwick - Class  79 -  Best Gimmer Lamb PLUS a £25 Prize Voucher for the Overall Winner of the Herdwick Section.

Carrs Billington - £20 Voucher - Champion Cheviot

Herdy – 1 Herdwick Class 81- Best Group of Ewes PLUS SIX  Herdy Mugs as extra prizes.

Keswick Cottages –   Herdwick – Class 76- Best Ewe to have reared a lamb this season.

T W Relph & Son –  Herdwick Classes – 72 & 75 - Best Aged Tup and Best Tup Lamb

Mrs S Shaw – Jacob Class 114 – Best Ram any Age

Skiddaw View Holiday Park – Class 116 - Best Pair of Jacob Sheep.

Crafty Baa, Keswick – Primitive - Class 136 - Best Ram Lamb

Herdwick Cottages – Herdwick - Classes 77, 78, 80 and 82 – Best Two Shear Ewe, Best Shearling Ewe, Best Tup and Gimmer Lamb and Best Group of Tups.

Dog Section

Carrs Billington - 15kg Bag Dog Food for Sheepdog Trails Champion.

Cumbria & Lancashire Fire Safety Ltd - All 3 Gundog Classes.  Terriers – Best Coloured Puppy, Best Border Puppy, Best Pair of any Breed.  Foxhounds – Best Group of 4, Best Couple, Best Walked, Best Entered Dog, Best Entered Bitch. 

Greta Motor Body Works – Terriers - Class 162 – Best Dog (Border)

Keswick Travel – Terriers- Class 161 - Best Puppy, Dog or Bitch (Jack Russell)

Ravenstone Manor – Sheep Dog Section – All 5 Classes.

Relish – Terriers – Classes 156 & 157 - Best Dog and Best Bitch (Coloured)

Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling

Alhambra Cinema – 12 Stone World Championship.

Robinson Udale (Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors) – Mixed Under 10’s, Mixed Under 12’s, Boys Under 15, Boys Under 18, 11.5 Stone, 13.5 Stone and All Weights.  

Programme Ads

Booths, Casa Bella, Crow Park Hotel, High Hill Automotive, KCS, Lake District Hotels, Lyzzick Hall, Millcroft Vets, Mitchells Auction Co, Newlands Adventure, NWFSS, Oglethorpe & Broatch, Penrith & Distict Farmers Mart, Rickerbys, Smith & Butterfield, Skiddaw View Holiday Park,

Prize Contributions

Cumberland Pencil Company – Prize Donated to Best Young Handler of Sheep.

Ye Olde Friars of Keswick – Bags of Sweets for Pony Games and Children’s Dog and Pet Classes.

Keith Graham – Financial Donation towards Prizes.

A good family day out for all hence our motto

"Something to Please Everyone"

SHOW Timetable


08:30 a.m.   Show field Open for Stock


09:30 a.m.  Best young handler aged 7 and under

10.00 a.m. Herdwick & Primitives followed by Natives

10.30 a.m.  All Other Sheep Classes

1.00 p.m. (approximately) Supreme Sheep Championship followed by presentation of Sheep Section Trophies

2.00 p.m. Sheep Young Handler

2.45 p.m.   Hand Clipping of Sheep Competition


10.30 a.m. Gun Dogs

11.15 a.m. Terriers, Fox Hounds followed by Sheep Dogs


2.00 p.m.   Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling (Sponsored by Robinson Udale)

             including 12 Stone World Championship (Sponsored by Alhambra Cinema, Keswick)


MAIN RING (Spilt into 2)

Ring 1:

9am – Hunter followed by Horse/Hack.  Traditional Native and Non Traditional Coloured Horses/Ponies, Cobs.

Concours de Elegance, Heavy Horses and Driving Turnouts will take place in the Main Ring after Rings 1 and 2 are combined.


Ring 2:

9.00 a.m. Registered Fell Ponies followed Registered Mountain & Moorland


Ring 3: (adjacent to Main Field)


9.00 a.m. In-Hand followed by Shetlands, Riding Ponies, Pony Club Pony


Ring 4 (Warmup Ring)



1.30 p.m. (approx.) Judging of the Supreme Championship of Horses & Presentation of Trophies to the Champion of each section

2.00 p.m.  Barrow Fell Race sponsored by The Coledale Inn, Braithwaite.

Starting at 2.15 p.m. Pony games followed by Terrier Racing.

3.30 p.m. Childrens Dog & Pet Classes

4.00 p.m.  Terrier Racing

4.45 p.m. Tug of War (provisional)



12.30 p.m.  Open to Public

Guide Times only subject to change

Show Layout

Visitor Information

The site is approximately a one mile walk from Keswick but, if you prefer, there is a free car park adjoining the show field whilst there is a free shuttle bus service to and from the show field from outside the Quaker Meeting House, Near Booths on vintage buses provided by the Workington Transport Heritage Trust. The first bus leaves Booths at 9am and the last one leaves the show field at 5pm.

Ground Admission

Adults: £10.00
Senior Citizens :£5.00
Children (Aged 5-16): £2.00
Children (5 and Under): Free
Family Ticket: £20.00

As well as cash we are now able to accept card payments.


Dogs are more than welcome to Keswick Show. We ask owners to keep their dogs on leads, be courteous to other visitors and clean up any mess they may leave behind. Please do not leave your dogs in your Car.

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