Donkeys In-hand and Ridden

Judge: Diane Kelly

This Show is affiliated to the Donkey Breed Society and classes are judged under DBS rules.

The T J Hunt Perpetual Challenge Cup (80), kindly offered by Mrs Ann Hunt, will be presented to the Best in Show.


The In-hand Champion donkey at this show automatically qualifies for the relevant Championship at the Donkey Breed Society Annual Supreme Championship Show in August 2018, provided it is owned by a fully paid up member of the Donkey Breed Society. A donkey may win more than one Championship at shows, but will qualify only once for the DBS Championship Show. Where the In-hand Champion donkey has previously qualified, the Reserve Champion donkey will be deemed the Qualifier. The DBS will present rosettes for Best Local Donkey (please indicate by wearing coloured armband), best gelding, best foal and young handler.

60 Best condition and turnout. John and Rosemary Porter will award a Shield (82) to the winner. 
61 Stallion or gelding, 4 years old and over
62 Mare, 4 years old or over or Broodmare, 5 years old and overwith own foal at foot (foals to be 6 weeks old on day of the Show) and will be judged first
63 Youngstock, any sex, yearling, two, or three years old
64  Miniature donkey, any sex, any age
65 Young handler. Handler not to have attained his or her 16th birthday on the day of the Show
66 Best ridden 
  Adult Championship - from classes 61 and 62.
  Junior Championship - from classes 65 and 66 - the Peppercorn Perpetual Challenge Trophy (81) kindly offered by Mrs Rosemary Clarke, will be presented to the Junior Champion. 
  Supreme Championship - The T J Hunt Perpetual Challenge Cup (80), kindly offered by Mrs Ann Hunt, will be presented to the Supreme Champion.