Judging at Penrith Show
Penrith Show Date

Penrith's Virtual Show winners announced

21st July 2020

With entries across all sections, the first ever Penrith Virtual Show was judged a success by organisers – with some of the biggest class entries coming from the rabbit section and the arable competition.

Chairman Richard Utting said “A virtual show replacing a real live show was an unknown, but we wanted to do something different, giving sponsors and competitors an opportunity to prepare entries and show off their exhibits.

“Dry Stone Walling is a real art form and a great spectacle at the show – and for a change, we were able to see competitors working on walls they built across the countryside. It is always a well-supported competition and this year is no different. It’s a craft that rarely requires any social distancing!

“Our arable competition (results announced last week) was also well supported and it’s nice to give classes that don’t normally make the headlines, a chance to shine.”

In the livestock category, the judges particularly enjoyed the Young Handler section – where youngsters prepared a calf for show day and got smartly dressed to show it. These competitors will be leading the way in the future.

One of the most popular categories was the rabbit section - but we were pleased to see entries right across all the categories in the show.

We also have to thank all our sponsors who were keen to be involved in this unique show – we look forward to next year, when we see the show go live again on 17th July.