Fierce Competition at this year's Balmoral Show

27th Aug 2021

There is set to be fierce competition among livestock exhibitors at this year’s Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank, taking place from 22nd – 25th September 2021 at Balmoral Park, Lisburn.

With livestock remaining at the heart of the Show, exhibitors have displayed their commitment by returning to Balmoral Park to participate in Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event. Across the four days, exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their prime livestock in the biggest shop window of the year.

This year the Show continues to have an unrivalled range of classes ranging from horses to ponies, goats to pigs, poultry, pigeon & eggs as well as an array of beef and dairy cattle classes, all competing for prestigious Championship titles.

Speaking about this year’s livestock entries, Rhonda Geary, Operations Director commented ‘We are encouraged to see so many livestock exhibitors join us for the 2021 Balmoral Show. There is always strong competition among the various exhibitors as they take to the centre stage with the crème de la crème of livestock and equine at the show.

“Following then postponement then cancellation of the 2020 Show, we are delighted to be able to host this event at Balmoral Park and would like to thank all who have entered.

She continued, “Due to the Show running in September, there will unfortunately be no sheep or rabbit classes however we will have a sheep display and rabbit display on site to showcase the various breeds.”

Over four exciting days at Balmoral Park, Sheep Shearing will also be at the forefront as the Show celebrates 60 years of Sheep Shearing sponsored by Lister.

Show Jumping will also remain a strong draw for visitors to the 152nd Balmoral Show. There will be no International Show Jumping or Schools Team Show Jumping however organisers are delighted to coordinate an enhanced National Show Jumping Schedule including a new Young Rider Championship, 6 Year Old Championship and 7 Year Old Championship. Furthermore, the highly anticipated National Grand Prix has caught the attention of the top-ranking Irish Riders with the class reaching its maximum capacity.

The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank will run from Wednesday 22nd September to Saturday 25th September, that’s four action packed days of family fun. Tickets are available to purchase online by clicking here. Please note this year tickets are day specific only and must be purchased prior to the Show. Conditions of entry can also be found here.