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Animal Event, from 23 Aug 2019

Blacknose Beauties National Show & Sale

Blacknose Beauties National Show & Sale


Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK's 4th Annual Blacknose Beauties National Show and Sale.
A rare opportunity to witness the largest gathering of the best Valais Blacknose Sheep in the country.

On Friday all sheep are graded by judges from the Swiss Breeding Society (Oberwalliser Schwarznasen Schafzuchtverbrand), sheep awarded the highest points will secure their competition placements in the show the following day.

At 18:15 there will be a shearing and fleece care & preparation demo, followed by a grading demonstration and overview of breed standards which will be presented by our visiting judges from Valais.

There will be a BBQ at 19:00 which is open to the public – please note BBQ tickets will need to be purchased in advance via the website.

Saturday is a full day of competitions, with new classes introduced for wether and spittis due to the breed’s increase in popularity. The day’s events will conclude with the presentation of the overall Supreme Champion followed by a Sale at 15:00.

Over the two days you will also have the opportunity to attend spinning demonstrations, needle felting workshops and enjoy a variety of trade stalls. Please email for further details or to reserve a spot on the needle felting workshop.

Admission and on-site parking is free. Food and beverages are available. Come and see the cutest sheep in the world!

*Times are subject to change

Event address: H&H Borderway Limited, Borderway Mart, Montgomery Way, Rosehill Industrial Estate, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 Aug 2019 13:00 to 14:30
Sat 24 Aug 2019 09:00 to 17:00


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Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK




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