Horse Competitions


Attractions Horse Competitions

Comments (0) / April 27, 2017 /

Classes at the show include:

  • Heavy Horses. Including Mobberley Members Foal of the Year.
  • Driving Classes for light horses.
  • Mountain & Moorland Ponies. In hand & under saddle.
  • Ridden Showing. Leading Rein, First Ridden, Ridden horses & ponies.
  • Arab Horses. Pure and part bred.
  • Ridden Hunters. In hand and under saddle.
  • Cobs. In hand and under saddle.
  • Brood Mare, foals and young stock.
  • Veteran horses and ponies. 15 years plus.
  • Spotted and Broken Coloured Horses. Including traditional cobs and Shetland ponies.
  • Jumping and Team Jumping.
  • Best Condition, Bonny pony, Young Handler and Best Turned Out.

Class Prizes

  • Champion Heavy Horse £75-00 plus Mottram Show Annual Cup
  • Reserve Champion Heavy Horse £35-00.
  • Champion Heavy Horse Foal. £50-00 plus Geoff Swann Memorial Cup.
  • Reserve Champion Heavy Horse Foal, £25-00.
  • Supreme Champion Light Horse £50-00 plus trophy.
  • Reserve Supreme Light Horse £25 plus trophy.
  • Rosettes to 6th place in all classes.
  • Cups, trophies and special rosettes.


A championship has been held at the August show for several years now, where the section champions go forward to compete in the supreme championship. The first two competitors in each class will be eligible to go forward to the section championship. We are not holding a supreme championship at Spring.

We are always interested in hearing ideas you may have and any additional classes you would like to see in our schedule.

We need your input so we can consider your ideas, so please get in touch with us.

History of horses at Mottram Show

More than one hundred years ago horses were being exhibited at Mottram Show. In those days no doubt they would be largely work horses which spent their days pulling carts on the farms and delivering goods for businesses in the area. Over the years things have changed, we no longer rely on horse power to work for us, our horses now are for our pleasure but even here things have moved on over the years. Horses which were once the height of fashion are now a rare sight.

Hackneys once proudly trotted round the show ring, their extravagant action and presence delighted the crowd. Ladies hacks were an elegant edition to the schedule, these days competitors are looking for a more all round horse. Mounted games have also lost their attraction as have many of the children’s fun classes, so our schedule is always changing to keep up with current trends.

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