The East of England Agricultural Society and the Royal Smithfield Club have announced that the East of England Winter Stock Festival at the Peterborough Showground will host the Royal Smithfield Championships for 2010.
"On hearing that AgriLIVE Smithfield had been cancelled we immediately contacted the Club to offer to host the Championships at our event being held on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th November", explained Catharine Pusey, Interim Chief Executive at the East of England.
John Campbell, Chairman of the Royal Smithfield Club, added "we immediately arranged to meet the East of England team last Friday, when it quickly became clear that it would be possible to hold our Championships as part of their Winter Stock Festival for the benefit of both societies. This is an arrangement for 2010 which will give all those exhibitors who were planning to show at Stoneleigh the opportunity to compete for our trophies, thanks to the generous offer of help from Charles Horrell, Chief Livestock Steward and his team at the East of England Showground. We are looking forward to working closely with them : Rachael Wyllie from the Club will be working with Kerry Buttriss, Agricultural Manager at the East of England, to ensure the smooth registration for those exhibitors who wish to join us in November. Entry Forms are being sent to all those who have entered our competitions in recent years, to be returned by Friday October 8th.
Andrew Sharpley, Chairman of the East of England Agricultural Society commented: We are pleased that we are able to help the Royal Smithfield Club at this difficult time. We have the facilities to accommodate the additional classes at the Winter Stock Festival and as we make bigger and exciting plans for Winter Stock Festival 2011, we look forward to exploring the next stage of both shows and livestock events in general with all interested parties.
Crop World 2010 Gears Up for London
English Winter Fair Looks to Fill Gap Left by Agrilive Demise
Entries Still Open for East of England Winter Stock Festival