Shows and Events
The Vendéen Sheep Breeders Association will be having stands at various National Sheep Association events during the year including Sheep South on 7th June 2016 at Tisbury in Wiltshire, The Royal Cornwall Show on 9th, 10th and 11th June and Sheep Malvern on 27th July 2016 at The Three Counties Showground. If you would like to get involved with promoting the breed at either of these events, please contact the Secretary for further details.
If you would like to have a stand at a show local to you, please inform the Council, so that we can provide promotional materials.
Northumberland County Show
Northumberland County Show, 30th May 2016 at Bywell near Stocksfield. Schedules can be downloaded from the website at www.northcountyshow.co.uk or ring the Show office on 01434 604216 and we will post one out. Entries are now open and can be submitted online or by post.
Royal Cornwall Show
Unfortunately there are no Vendéen classes at The Royal Cornwall Show on 9th, 10th and 11th June this year. Vendéen exhibitors will be in with the ‘Any Other Continentals’. The judge of this class will be Mr. C. Vernon-Miller, a well known Vendéen breeder and supporter. Please make every effort to enter sheep; Ben Drury has offered to provide stock-man services if you are unable to stay overnight. The Vendéen breed will be represented with our Society stand in the breed promotion area at the Royal Cornwall Show 2016. If you would like a similar stand at a show local to you, please inform the Council, so that we can provide promotional materials.
Great Yorkshire Show 2016
The Yorkshire Show has been chosen to be the breed Show for 2016. The show is Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th July. Please make every effort to attend and represent the breed – further details to follow.
2016 Royal Welsh Show
The Royal Welsh Show takes place between 18 -21 July 2016. Showcasing the cream of Welsh livestock and the high quality food and drink produced in Wales
Update – This year’s Vendéen judge has had to pull out, so we have invited Mr Robert Jordan from Moortown Farm, Devon to do the honours. For more information about the event see the Sheep schedule and competition details.
Other sheep events in 2016 include Scot Sheep on 1st June 2016.