The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy in Wales for over a century, since its formation in 1904.
Today our work includes providing support for business, social welfare and education in rural communities, and the organisation and staging of our ever-popular society events; the Smallholding and Countryside Festival, the Royal Welsh Show and the Winter Fair.
Y diweddaraf ar Ffliw Ceffylau / Equine Flu important update
Following advice from animal health professionals and the prevalence of the Equine Flu in the Summer of 2019, the Society Officials have made the decision to allow only horses vaccinated against Equine Flu to attend the 2020 Smallholding and Countryside Festival (16 & 17 May 2020) and the Royal Welsh Show (20 – 23 July 2020).
This has not been an easy decision to make, and we understand this is going to be a disappointing for some of our 2020 exhibitors, but the welfare of the animals attending the show must be our priority.
Vaccination guidelines will feature on our website and will also be included in our schedules which will be released on 2nd of March 2020 for Small Holders and Countryside Festival and Friday 27th March 2020 for the Royal Welsh Show.
Rheolau Ffliw Ceffylau / Equine Influenza Rules
The Society expects all equine entries to have an up-to-date equine influenza vaccination record. They must have received two primary vaccinations which are given not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days apart.
If sufficient time has elapsed the equine entry must also have received a booster vaccination which is given not less than 150 days and not more than 215 days after the second component of the primary vaccination, and further booster vaccinations at intervals of not more than a year apart. None of the vaccinations must have been given on the day of entry to the showground or on any of the six days before entry to the showground.
Note: Minimum requirements are the two primary vaccinations, plus seven days before entry to the showground. Foals six months of age or older must meet the minimum equine influenza vaccination requirement.