This year a ridden horse of shire type will be held at our August show.
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 for 2017 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.
- Thoroughbred Horses. In hand and under saddle.
- Foreign Breeds. In hand and under saddle.
- Spotted and Broken Coloured Horses. Including traditional cobs and Shetland ponies.
- Equitation and Riding Club horse/pony.
- Working Hunters
- Jumping and Team Jumping.
- Best Condition, Young Handler and Best Turned Out.
- Children’s Novelty Classes.
- 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 and sash.
- Reserve Supreme Light Horse £25 plus trophy and sash.
- Champion and reserve champion rosettes for most sections.
- 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. We have now extended the championships to most of the sections at our Spring show. 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.