New Livestock and Equine Classes Announced for Balmoral Show 2024

21st Feb 2024

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) is delighted to announce the addition of several news classes to the 2024 Livestock and Equine Prize Schedules.


In the Equine Prize Schedule, exhibitors will find details of two new Ridden Mountain and Moorland Classes, one for small and one for large breeds.

Within the Performance Irish Draught classes, Class 1 or Class 2 approved stallions are now eligible for entry.

This year the young Connemara in-hand class for fillies and geldings will now accept entries of three year old as well as two year old ponies, and there has been a new Donkey class added to the schedule.  

The Traditional Working Donkey class welcomes entries from mares or geldings, aged 4 and over shown with farming implements.  


In the Sheep section, the Lleyn sheep classes will be returning for the 2024 Show, and there has been an important change to specific classes in the Dairy cattle section.

The Society would like to make relevant exhibitors aware that all cattle entered in the Holstein classes will now be judged by age and not by the number of calves each animal has had.

Full details on all new and amended classes can be found in the Equine and Livestock Prize Schedules online.