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Bantry Show Rules

Irish Show Association - Disciplinary Policy


The Irish Shows Association expects and will insist upon appropriate behaviour from all Exhibitors and others participating in any of the activities at our Member Shows and will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour.


Inappropriate behaviour shall include but not be limited to the following:

  • Profanity, coarse or vulgar language or gestures towards judges, exhibitors or other Show officials

  • Harassment or bullying, including using words or actions that threaten, intimidate or undermine judges or other officials before, during or following Member Show activities

  • Failure to follow rules and/or obey instructions

  • Abusing any animal

Disciplinary Procedures:


Complaints of misconduct against an Exhibitor or other participant at a Member Show shall be investigated and adjudicated upon by a subcommittee appointed by the Irish Shows Association. The said subcommittee shall consist of three members of the board of the Irish Shows Association and shall be known as the Disciplinary Committee. The Disciplinary Committee shall seek to ensure the existence of consistent, effective, fair and transparent complaint procedures and shall act in accordance with natural and constitutional justice.


Procedure:

A complaint of misconduct/inappropriate behaviour against an Exhibitor or other participant in a Member Show shall be made in writing and delivered to the Secretary of the relevant Member Show within 72 hours.

A copy of the complaint shall be sent by the Secretary of the Member Show to the National Secretary of the ISA. A copy of the complaint will be sent by the National Secretary to the person or persons against whom the complaint is made. A person or persons against whom a written complaint is made shall have a period of 14 working days from the date of receipt of the claim to reply to the said complaint; such reply shall be made in writing.

Both parties shall state whether an oral hearing of the complaint is sought. The Disciplinary Committee shall be entitled to hold an oral hearing in regard to the complaint whether or not sought. The Disciplinary Committee shall decide in each case whether to hold such an oral hearing in respect of the complaint, or any part thereof and there shall be no appeal from such decision of the Disciplinary Committee.

The Disciplinary Committee shall, at any time, seek further information from either party. In the event of either party refusing or failing to provide such further information within the time specified by the Disciplinary Committee, the Committee shall be entitled to make a decision on the complaint and/or to hold an oral hearing of the complaint in the absence of a copy of such further information being received by the Disciplinary Committee from either party.

The Disciplinary Committee shall be entitled to reject a complaint where, in the opinion of the Committee, it finds there is no basis for it.

Sanctions:


In the event of a first incident of inappropriate/unacceptable behaviour being deemed to be proved against the offender, the Disciplinary Committee shall issue a written warning to the offender. In the event of any subsequent incident, the Disciplinary Committee shall be entitled to impose sanctions on the offender, including a prohibition on such offender participating in any of the events/activities at any Member Show of the ISA, provided always that in the event of a first incident of inappropriate/unacceptable behaviour being deemed by the Disciplinary Committee to constitute gross misbehaviour, the Disciplinary Committee shall be entitled to impose such sanctions on the offender as it deems appropriate, including the prohibition on such offender from participating in any of the events/activities of any Member Show of the ISA.


The decision of the Disciplinary Committee shall be final.

General Show Rules - August 2023

  1. The last day of entries for the show is  August 11th 2023, for all sections, entries will not be accepted after this date

  2. Online enteries will be paid for online through our online forms, for any reason your payment is not processed we will contact you to arrange payment. Offline entries must be accompanied with the FULL amount of the entry fee (cheques, money orders postal orders are to be made out to Bantry agricultural Show) and must have all necessary details and information attached.

  3. Any person entering an exhibit and failing to send same for the exhibition shall forfeit the entry fee

  4. Exhibitors are reminded that whilst every precaution will be taken to ensure safety of exhibits the show will not be responsible for any loss or damage to nor will the show be accountable for any accident that will occur to any person attending the show whether as a visitor, exhibitor or otherwise.

 

  1. One person will be admitted free with every livestock entry. A free admission ticket will be issued to each exhibitor with 10 or more entries in classes other than livestock.

  2. The decision of the judges will be final, except for misrepresentation or breach of rules are discovered
    No prizes will be awarded unless 2 compete, NO 2™ prize unless 3 compete and NO 3" prize unless 5 compete. A 4" prize will be awarded if there are 8 or more entries in a class. This rule will be waived should the judge consider there is a special merit and record it in their books at the time of judging.

 

  1. Class may be amalgamated at the discretion of the Bantry Show Committee.

6.    Cattle: If insufficient entries in calf classes Male & Female classes may need to be combined

7.    T. B status: All animals must come from a herd which is not restricted and have had a clear herd test within the last 12 months. Calves ages 6 weeks and under must wear an approved ear tag and an identity card.

8.    Brucellosis Status: the department of agriculture and food requirements:

A       All animals must come from herds which are not restricted

B       certain animals (ex: females aged 24monthsand over and bulls 24 months and over) must have passed a test for Brucellosis within the previous 60 days. However, these animals may move to any number of shows within the validity period of the same 60-day pre-movement test.

 

All exhibitors must have a certificate of compliance. All first prize winners debarred in subsequent classes except for Pairs Championship or special Prizes.

 

  1. Objections in any case must be lodged in writing with the secretary within 1 hour of judging a class. All objections must be accompanied with a €20 fee, which will be forfeited if the object is sustained.

  2. Should an objection be made to successful animal in any class on the score of height, the stewards of the class shall have the animal examined by the shows veterinary surgeon whose decision will be final.

  3. The show reserves the right to refuse entries, varying prize lists and arrangements.

  4. The show is in no way liable for any claim for compensation arising out of the holding of, abandonment or alteration of the show date
    Refreshments will be supplied on the show grounds

  1. The show has the option of cancelling any class where less than 3 entries have been received.

  2. Animals wishing to compete in the Irish draught mare class must have RID & IHR numbers.

  3. Foals must be led at the show.

  4. All entries in horse classes must have IHR number

  5. Due to the huge entry in the horse section judging will commence at 10am sharp, we are not responsible if you are late for your class.

  6. No Hawkers are allowed unless they produce their own public liability insurance.

  7. Exhibitors of animals are requested to have their own insurance cover.

  8. The show will not be accountable for any accident that may occur to any person attending the show whether as an exhibitor, visitor or otherwise.

  9. Enclosed limited parking grounds for cars or bicycles at owners' risk are provided. Cars parked at owners' risks

  10. The show will not be responsible for any typing errors in the entry forms, prize schedules, or publication of results in any national papers.

  11. Trade stands owner must have their own public liability insurance certificate
    All exhibitors must wear their numbers so that they can be easily seen and read.

 

  1. The exhibitors in the arts and crafts section may not remove their exhibits until 4:30pm on show day.

  2. All horses aged 1 year and older must have mouthpieces.

 

Safety at the show

Be safe - Not sorry

We all want you to have a successful - enjoyable show but also a safe and accident-free occasion.

To ensure this, the co-operation of everyone is vital including exhibitors.

Spectators & organisers:

Please observe signs - especially those relating to caution in livestock areas

Please do not exhibit animals that are unsuitable regarding safety, Ex: hard to control All animals must be ed by a competent handler

Animals should not be tied to trailers

Dogs should be always on a lead and under control of the handler.

Caution and care should be always exercised throughout the show day.

So have a safe & enjoyable visit to our show!! 

 

Cattle >>

 

Sheep >>

 

Closing Date for Entries 11th of August 2023

Judging begins at 11:30am 

*All Sheep Must Be Ear Tagged Prior to Show Day* 

No 3rd prize will be paid unless there are 5 or more entries in the class. 

Bantry Show is run in accordance with Irish Shows Rules. A copy of these rules is available by request. 

 

Rules: 

 

1. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners from other shows aged or hogget are the only sheep that can compete for the €1000 Ram Class. Those prize winners are barred from entering classes 49 & 54 of our own show. 

2. A letter must be with the secretary of Bantry show from the secretary of the relevant shows where Scotch Ram classes are held, stating if the ram was placed 1st 2nd or 3rd and who the winners were and their corresponding tag numbers 

 

3. This letter must be signed by the secretary and the chief steward of the sheep section of each show.

 

4. Under no circumstances will the exhibitor be allowed compete without the requested letter.

 

5. Bantry Show is open to any rams that are not already qualified in the €1000 ram class. 6. There is to be ONE JUDGE only and his decision is at all times final 

Horse >>

Closing Date for Entries FRIDAY 11th of AUGUST 2023

 

Judging begins at 10am Sharp.

 

It is advisable that exhibitors have their own insurance. Identification Passports for animals seeking qualification must be produced in class and in final.


All first prize winners debarred. All horses aged 12 months and over must have mouthpieces.    

     

Entry Fee €12 Please note late entry Fee €15

Prize Money 1st €80, 2nd €50, 3rd €30. 

 

**Classes may be amalgamated at the discretion of Bantry Agricultural Show Horse Committee**

Bantry Show is run in accordance with Irish Shows Association Rules 

 

It is advisable that exhibitors have their own insurance. Identification Passports for animals seeking qualification must be produced in class and in final.

 

All first prize winners debarred.

 

All horses aged 12 months and over must have mouthpieces.

Pony >>

 

*NO ENTRIES ON SHOW DAY

 

Prize Money 1st €40 2nd €30 3rd €20. All foals must be led.  

                  

*Classes maybe amalgamated at the discretion of Bantry Show Pony Committee*

 

No Stallions allowed.*

It is advisable that exhibitors have their own insurance.

 

Identification Passports for animals seeking qualification must be produced in class and final.

 

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