Southern Counties Canine Association
Information for Exhibitors
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The Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9QZ is at the junction of the M4 and the A34 about two miles north of Newbury.
From the east or west, you come off the M4 at Junction 13 and take the A34 north, signposted to the Newbury Showground and Oxford. The slip road for the showground is immediately off the junction as you move onto the A34 north. From the south, you go underneath the motorway at Junction 13 and leave the A34 by the slip road as above.
From the North you have to go down to Junction 13, passing the showground on your left, come right around the roundabout underneath the junction, and take the slip road as above. However, traffic management measures will be put in place if the junction is very congested so follow the signs from the A34 if they have been activated
Please book your car park space on your entry form and display your car park pass. A colour is indicated on the pass and you will be directed to that area which reasonable close to your ring.
You will be charged £10 at the gate if it is not shown and we will be unable to make any refunds.
You will NOT be required to show passes when you come onto or leave the showground
These details will be updated shortly
Exhibitors will be receiving detailed information about 10 days before the show which includes the layout and the approximate timing of breeds. It is vitally important that they read all of this information before they arrive so there is no hold-up at the main gate. Breeds first in the ring are asked to arrive in plenty of time.
The full entry details will be available on the Fosse Data website when finalised.
1) Insurance: We have had several enquiries about insurance and hope that this paragraph clears up any confusion. Southern Counties has carried out a full hazard, health, and safety risk assessment as it is required to do by its insurers and will follow the guidance which is embedded within it. Southern Counties is fully insured for their Third Party Liability: this means that they are covered if they are at fault by omission or commission. If there is a concealed pothole in the ring, the show management should have had it filled in or the steward will point it our before each class. But if an exhibitor trips on rough ground or slips on wet grass this is not the fault of the show - it is a normal risk for walking or running on grass that is uneven or wet when showing dogs and, knowing that, the exhibitor decides whether or no to take that risk.
2) Show layout: All exhibitors will receive full details of the show via email several days beforehand and those who have made hard copy entries will get them by post. Those details will include their ring number/s, show layout, caravan and car park passes, catalogue vouchers if ordered, and the proposed timing for their breeds.
3) General arrangements: Your committee is still working on the final details. Please keep an eye on announcements in Our Dogs , on our website (www.southerncountiesdogshow.org.uk) and our Southern Counties Facebook page
4) Electrical Hook-Ups may be booked direct on your entry form this year
Click for Ring plan just before the show
The Committee of the Association hopes that you have an enjoyable day and would be pleased to receive any comments about the show that will help us improve it in future years.