Competition Terms & Conditions

For rules and regulations specific to the competition that you are entering, please visit the appropriate section of the website for further details. By clicking 'I accept' you agreed to abide by the terms and conditions specific to the section of the Show of which you are entering.

REGULATIONS FOR THE EXHIBITION OF ANIMALS & HORTICULTURE

  1. Entries may be made online at www.edenbridge-show.co.uk or on a printed entry form and must be delivered or sent to the Show Office, with the entry fee on or before the close of entries.
  2. All entry forms must be accurately filled up and signed by the exhibitor or his agent. An Exhibitor omitting to give information asked for on the entry form will be liable to have his entry rejected.
  3. Every exhibitor shall prove the correctness of his entry to the satisfaction of the Committee when called upon to do so, or failing to furnish the required proof, may be prohibited from exhibiting, and any prize awarded may be withheld and the award cancelled.
  4. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they are eligible to compete it each class.
  5. No entry will be substituted after the closing date of entries.
  6. Entry fees will be forfeited if the exhibitor or their animal does not come forward for their class without a valid reason.
  7. In all classes the Committee reserve the right of rejection of the entry of any person and also the right of withholding any prize or prizes awarded.
  8. To be eligible to make entries at Members’ rates an Exhibitor must have paid the annual subscription for the current year, 2021. Members must have paid their membership prior to making their entry to ensure that they are eligible for Members’ rates.
  9. All animals receiving a prize, reserve or commended rosette will be required (under penalty of disqualification) to be ready to parade when required.
  10. No one will be allowed in the ring and/or marquees while the Judges are engaged upon their awards, except those who have duties to perform.
  11. The Judges may withhold any prize where there is evident want of merit. No second prize will be awarded unless there are at least three entries in a class and two individual exhibitors, and no third prize unless there are at least five entries.
  12. Any class may be cancelled or, where appropriate, amalgamated unless there are at least three entries.
  13. Judges named in this Schedule have been appointed to act as such in events as indicated. The Committee reserve the right to appoint substitutes for any who may be unavoidably prevented from attending and all entries are accepted upon that understanding.
  14. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to note the name of the Judge appointed for the classes they wish to enter and are advised, in the interests of all concerned, not knowingly to enter an animal bred by, previously owned by or has any connections with the Judge appointed.
  15. The decision of the Judge is final.
  16. Data Protection (GDPR) All data given upon entry of all classes to Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show may be provided to various Breed Societies etc. for checking eligibility and publication of results. By providing data you are giving permission for that data to be stored on our systems and databases.
  17. All objections must be made in writing to the Show Office within one hour of the termination of the judging of the classes in question on the day of the Show; such objection to be accompanied by a deposit of £5.00, this deposit to be forfeited in the event of the objection proving unfounded and/or frivolous.
  18. In the event of a competitor, or anyone connected with a competitor, being guilty of improper or abusive behaviour towards his/her animal, any Official of the Society or the general public, the Chairman or Chief Steward shall have the power to order the offender to leave the showground and recommend that the Council shall refuse that person’s entries for future shows. Should an exhibitor be aggrieved at such action he/she may lodge an objection in writing. Such objections shall be considered by a panel of not less than 3 members of the Society appointed by the Chairman or Vice-Chairman and their decision shall be final.
  19. All of the Stewards and Committees are volunteers who dedicate their time to organising and running the Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show. We kindly ask that you respect them during the event.
  20. The Organisers of this show have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the Organisers and all the Officials and Stewards.
  21. Neither the Society nor its officers or servants shall be liable for personal injury or loss of or damage to any property whatsoever happening to or arising out of the presence of any person at the Society’s Show and caused by the wrongful act or omission of the Society, its officers or servants, and it is a condition of entry to the Show that any person visiting the Show, including any exhibitors, competitors or their servants shall indemnify the Society, its officers or servants against all liabilities, claims, proceedings, costs and demands arising out of such act or omission.
  22. Rules & regulations related to COVID-19 will be available in a separate document. The Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show are closely monitoring advice from the government and the governing bodies of showing and will update the document as necessary.

 

Failure to comply with any of the foregoing regulations could result in prize money being withheld, possible disqualification and refusal of entries in future years.

 

Should any questions arise not provided for in the foregoing rules and regulations, the same must be referred to the Committee, whose decision shall be final.

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