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IMPORTANT NOTICE – Show Jumping Cancelation for August 2018

Unfortunately after monitoring the ground over the continued dry spell the committee have made the decision to cancel the Show Jumping classes. The welfare of our competitors and their equines are paramount. We feel the ground is too hard to hold this years jumping classes. But all showing classes are still going ahead. We hope you understand that this decision hasn’t been made lightly.


Horse entries being taken on show day – 19th August 2018

The entry fee will be £10 per class plus £2-50 paramedic fee per rider or handler. We can only accept cash payments on show day.
Entries can be made at the horse secretary’s caravan (no passes needed to access this). We will be taking entries from
Once the class has started no further entries will be taken for that class as no horses will be allowed to enter the ring once the judging has started.

Please note only horse boxes and trailers will be allowed onto the horse box park, cars will have to park in the public area. There is no charge for parking.

We are running this as a trial for this show only at the moment.

Mottram Agricultural Society are pleased to announce that we are now affiliated with Equifest and the Arab Horse Society for this years Summer Show on the 19th August.

This means you can now qualify for Equifest 2019 as a really early qualifier in the chosen classes which will be published soon. And also for the British Arabian Championships on the 8th and 9th of September 2018 as one of the last qualifiers of the season for both of our Arab and Part bred classes.

We are also trialling a “Jump for Charity” team jumping, where you will be able to jump for a charity of your choice.
The first prize is £100!  So get a team together.

Our schedule is designed to welcome all competitors from experienced rider to beginners, so come along to the show, whether you are competing, supporting friends and family or just having a day out.

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.

Horse Competition Application Forms 2018

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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