What's on

With multiple horse rings, an entertainment ring, live stock areas and a whole host of stalls and marquees, there's something to do for all the family from 8:30am.  There's plenty of food stalls and a fully stocked bar to keep you fuelled through out the day, all the way through to the sheaf tossing final to close the show.


Horse and Pony Classes

There is no shortage of horses at the Sykehouse Show.  From agricultural horse classes, in-hand and ridden hunter classes, gymkhana games for all ages and of course clear round and unaffiliated show jumping.

With nearly 60 different horse and pony classes and events if you're an equestrian, then this is the place to be on the first Sunday of every August.


Do you know your Aberdeen Angus from your Holstein Friesian? (they're cows) What about your Merinos from your Suffolks? (they're sheep).

With nearly 40 different livestock classes from pedigree bulls to Jacobs sheep here you'll see examples of the finest livestock around.


Arts, crafts and horticultural

From massive marrows to giant onions to perfect peas, all the way through to handicrafts, paintings  and photography, you can see it all in our craft tents. 

Even better, if you have a skill or a talent, or have even just lucked on to some perfect rhubarb then this is the place to show it off.  With children and adult classes there are prizes for the best in each category.

Dog show

Do you have a talented pooch?  We've got classes for young handler, waggiest tail, most handsome dog, prettiest bitch and may more.  Check out the schedule for a full list of all the classes.

If you have a not-so-talented pooch, you can still bring them along to watch (and maybe even learn).



Entertainment ring

Running all day the central entertainment ring will keep people of all ages occupied.  We've had sheep dog  and gun dog demonstrations, a ferret roadshow and the ever popular bird of prey show.  There's also the kids mounted fancy dress and you might even get to see a parade of historical vehicles.

If its entertaining and relates to traditional agriculture, farming, or the country side, the it might be here.

Children's Entertainment

Punch and Judy show?  Check.  Bouncy castles?  Check.  Mr Magic?  Check.  There's plenty on to keep the little ones happy all day.  

Why not make the day even more fun by entering in the childrens' categories for the arts and crafts.  The details are in the schedule and there are small cash prizes for the winners of each category (and a fudge stall to spend their winnings at).



Sheaf Toss

A show favourite for over 50 years.  The sheaf toss originates from Scotland, is part of the Highland Games and is played in Ireland and Australia but Sykehouse Show is the only venue for it in Yorkshire and indeed the rest of England.

Playing is simple, using a pitch fork simply throw a bag of straw over a bar.  The person that throws it the highest wins, and the prize is £100.  Why not give it a go on the day?

And lots more...