Intending Exhibitors are advised to ensure that their Public Liability policy covers the exhibition of Bloodstock/Livestock at public shows.

Special Notice To All Trade Exhibits, Amusements & Hawkers:
Proof of insurance cover is essential.

Rules & Regulations

1.     All exhibits must be bona fide property of Exhibitors.

2.    All exhibits for competition must be on the Show Ground by 9.00 a.m. & shall not be removed until 6.00 p.m. without an order from the Secretary. Any person infringing this rule shall forfeit any prize money he/she may have won.

3.    The age of all animals competing is to be calculated from the 1st January of the year of birth, except where stated otherwise.  All entry fees are non-refundable.

4.    In each section the number of prizes awarded will depend upon the number of entries in the class. If less than three entries, the class will be cancelled. No third prize if not more than three exhibits.

5.     Any objection of any sort must be made in writing within one hour after the award of the judges. No objection will be entertained by the Committee unless a sum of €100 is lodged with the secretary which will be refunded if the objection is sus­tained; otherwise it will be forfeited. A team of three - Chairman, Chief Steward & Secretary will rule on any such protest.

6.    No animal may be awarded more than one First Prize other than in Special Classes.

7.    Where the winner of an open class is debarred from competition in another class, entry fee will be refunded.

8.    No person, other than Show Officials & the person in charge of an exhibi­tion, shall enter a judging enclosure while judging is in progress.

9.     The decision of the Chief Steward in each section is final. His, or her, word is law.

10.    In view of the I.S.A. 5% Levy on all prize money, exhibitors may expect a corresponding deduction in prize cheques for sums exceeding €15.

11.    All trophies, unless otherwise stated, must be returned to The Iverk Show 11 months from Show Day.

12.    The committee will not be responsible for any loss, accident or damage to exhibits while at the Show or in Transit to or there from. All entries are accepted at owner’s risk. No claim for compensation arising out of the show will be entertained by the committee. Neither will they be liable for any accident to any exhibitor or his or her servants, or any spectator present.



Shows wishing to participate in the 2015 Championships & be eligible to hold qualifiers must have collected the Championship Fund (currently 5%) from Horse, Pony, Cattle & Sheep.  Class prize money for the year 2014 & forwarded the amount so collected, in full to the Irish Shows Association within the stipulated period of not more than 30 days from the date of the show. Alternative methods of meeting this obligation are not acceptable.
Any show or competitor in breach of the Rules set out below will be disqualified from participating or competing in these Championships.

These General Rules & those relating to individual championships (where applicable) should be published in the show schedule & catalogue of the participating shows & must be strictly observed.


    Qualifying rounds will take place at shows designated by the Irish Shows Association.


1. Selected Shows should hold a separate class for each qualifier from which the highest placed animals will qualify.

2. The Qualifier class should be held as the first (1st) class in the relevant section of the show.

3. Shows must ensure that the qualifiers are held strictly in accordance with the relevant Rules.

4. No other sponsor maybe involved in qualifying classes.

5. Shows may charge an entry fee for each qualifying class. The I.S.A. will award a rosette to the successful animal(s) on appearance at the final.

6. No show hosting a Championship Final may hold a qualifying class for that championship on the day of the final other than by agreement with the Irish Shows Association. However Shows who hold qualifiers for Horses, Ponies & Cattle may ask exhibitors to enter the exhibit in at least one other class at their show on the day.

7. Animals qualified for finals are not eligible to enter in any other show class where the final is held, other than a qualifying class for another Championship.

8. Shows should appoint competent, well briefed persons to act as stewards, who must ensure that only animals (or other exhibits) which are eligible to compete & whose documentation is in order, are allowed to proceed to the judging ring.

9. Animal Passports & 'Micro chips where applicable' should be read by a Veterinary Surgeon appointed by the show.

10. On completion of judging, Stewards must inform the successful competitors to visit the Secretary's Office at the show within one hour, & complete the necessary arrangements for entry to the final.

11. The show must appoint a well briefed officer who will be available at the Secretary's Office to assist exhibitors to complete the entry cards for participation in the final & collect the entry fee.

12. Show Secretaries must forward completed result cards, together with appropriate fees to the Irish Shows Association within three days following the holding of the show.

NB. Shows must return results card marked "No Competition" for any or all of the events for which no animal (or exhibit) has been selected.

D    Responsibility of Exhibitors:

1. Exhibitors accept that the Judges’ decision is final in all cases.  Any abuse of Judges will not be tolerated.  Where a dispute or case for complaint arises, the matter should only be dealt with under 6. below.

2. Winners of Qualifiers are themselves responsible for entering their qualifiers (or exhibits) for the final in accordance with 10 & 11 above, within one hour of qualifying.

3. Winners of qualifiers will compete in the final.

4. The Irish Shows Association in conjunction with the sponsor reserve the right to alter or amend the rules of the competition as may be necessary where appropriate. 

5. Shows & competitors must contact the ISA for details of any championships & not the sponsor involved.

6. Objections must be lodged in writing with the I.S.A. representative at the show & the Show Secretary within half an hour following the completion of judging, together with a fee of €100, or other stated fee, which is refundable in the event of the objection being upheld.

7. Any exhibitor who makes a false declaration or misrepresents a fact regarding themselves or their exhibit are liable to disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prizes awarded.