In the dairy section, the number of entries has increased to 121 - up from 114 in 2019. The Holstein class has shown a remarkable increase to become this year’s largest dairy class, with 50 entries, up from 27 in 2019.
Sheep entries sit at just under 2000 this year. Leading the way is the Texel section with 166 entries, with the Beltex at 153 a close second. New classes for this year show strong entry numbers – with Dutch Spotted 102 and Valais Blacknose 55.
Several classes are up on 2019 figures – the largest of these is Blue Texel with a jump from 78 in 2019 to 124 this year. Among those other classes seeing increases include Charollais with 69 (2019: 53) and Border Leicester with 56 (2019: 48).
The heavy horse section sees 364 entries this year. Most notably, Shetland classes have seen an increase this year – Standard Shetlands have 90 entries, up from 74 in 2019, while Miniature Shetlands have 59 entries, up from 43 in 2019.
There are 1,406 entries across Light Horse classes. M&M Under Saddle remains the most popular class with 168 entries, closely followed by M&M Workers with 135. Classes with an increase in entries for 2022 include Sport Horse with 50 (2019: 39) and Welsh A with 67 (2019: 60).