This year the Society will be introducing a change to the show’s grading format at Blacknose Beauties. Due to the unavailability of Swiss judges this will be managed by qualified UK graders who have undergone training with Oberwalliser Schwarznasen Schafzuchtverband (Upper Valais Sheep Breeders Association). Whilst this is a first in the show’s history it demonstrates the Society’s progression in becoming self-sufficient and reflects its commitment to uphold these time old Swiss traditions. In the future VBS also endeavour to hold further grading events and offer training in collaboration with the Swiss Society to UK members where possible.
What you need to know about this year’s event:
Due to increased membership, overall entries are limited to 200 sheep. Entries will be managed on a first come, first served basis, and capped at a maximum of 10 entries per exhibitor.
- Entry forms can be downloaded here: Blacknose Beauties Entries
- Entries close: Sunday July 17th, 2022
- Entries are also open for the Young Handler competitions and also close on July 17th, 2022
Grading will be managed by qualified UK graders who have undergone training with Oberwalliser Schwarznasen Schafzuchtverband (Upper Valais Sheep Breeders Association).
Sheep entered for sale must be graded
The sale of rams is capped at a maximum of 2 per exhibitor (Rams must qualify for sale – no more than one point in each category to be deducted when graded)
There will be a BBQ on August 19th which is open to the public – this will be a ticketed event which can be purchased online via our website shortly.
If you are interested in advertising in the show catalogue, please see the website for all the details: Catalogue Adverts
If you wish to have a trade trade stand at the show, please express your interest via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for volunteers to steward over the course of the two days, if you are interested, please email: email@example.com
A live raffle will be held at the show on Friday evening, if you would like to donate any prizes, please inform us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org