Welcome to the Cornwood Show website   
This website contains lots of information about the Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Show and the Cornwood Horse Show.  These shows, and other events during the year, are organised by the Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Society; you can find out more about the Society and the events using the index on the left. 

 Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Show 2018 

The Cornwood Show forged ahead this year despite a damp and drizzly morning deteriorating into sluicing rain. Our valiant villagers turned out in an array of raincoats, wellies and bright umbrellas to support their local show.  The entertainment was amazing, especially given the weather.  We had Peter Symons cajoling his sheepdog to herd a group of disgruntled geese through a series of obstacles. The rain poured off his hat while the dog would rather shelter under the trailer but the crowd cheered them on until the geese were penned.  Then the family races were a slippery event on the soaked field, the piggy-back egg and spoon race causing many a tumble and much hilarity (have a look at the video clip on our Facebook Page).

There was a gymkhana event by Fitzworthy riding stables, a dog agility demonstration, a Farrier talking us through his work, the annual Tug of War challenge and much more in the main ring.  The Border Morris Dancers had to relocate to the shelter of the bar tent where tables were pushed aside to allow them to perform in the dry, teaching us the origins of their dances and inviting us to dance with them.  Much whooping and clacking of sticks ensued!

The horticultural tent was a blaze of colour, flowers, vegetables, cakes, preserves, photographs and art all displayed and judged.  It was a fabulous snapshot of the skills and green fingers of the village.  The poultry tent showed a range of chicken and ducks in all shapes and colours, and the pet tent housed Guinea pigs, pet hens and a beautiful rabbit called Fluffy who won the prize for the people’s favourite.  There  were plenty of stoical entrants to the various classes of the family dog show, bravely towelling off their soaking pups and stowing their ribbons in the dry.  Champion puppy was Dexter owned by Josie Hanley, and the Best in Show was won by Pixie, owned by Elaine May.  This year saw the return of Lurcher racing which proved a great hit and will hopefully become a regular fixture at the show in the future.

The sheep show was well attended, it is a treat to see our local breeds the Whitefaced and Greyfaced Dartmoors, as well as the Scotch Blackface which makes such a hardy moorland sheep. The young handlers are looking competent hands for the future!  The Supreme Champion was won by Robert Jordan with his Cheviot ewe hogg.  
The Show committee would like to thank the judges and stewards who put so much effort into maintaining the high standards of this show and those who turn out tirelessly to help set up and take down the tents, but biggest thanks go to all of you who turned out in the pouring rain to support your local show with such cheerful smiles.  Thank you!

 2018 Show Dates 

Cornwood Horse Show: 
Monday 27th August

And here's the Horse Show Schedule
Cornwood Horse Show schedule 2018 v2


You can download the results from the 2018 Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Show using the links below.  It will take us a little while to compile them all so if the classes you are interested in are not here, please check back in a few days.

2018 sheep results

2018 Pet Show Results
2018 Fun Dog Show Results
2018 Lurcher, Terrier & Whippet Results