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.

SMALLHOLDING AND COUNTRYSIDE FESTIVAL

Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3SY

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Smallholding & Countryside Festival on the 21st & 22nd May 2022.

SHOWGROUND

The 150 acre Royal Welsh Showground is open all year round. We host an array of exciting events set against the spectacular views of the Welsh countryside.

The Showground boasts many different venues catering for a variety of occasions such as weddings, business meetings, conferences, concerts, exhibitions and much more.

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.

Cattle

Welsh Black Young Handlers Competition
RWAS Exhibitor Bred Pairs Championship – Beef Breeds
Females of the Future Pairs Championship – Dairy Breeds
RWAS Exhibitor Bred Pairs
Interbreed Championship – Dairy Breeds
RWAS Team of Three (Exhibitor Owned) Championship – Dairy Breeds
RWAS Team of Three (Exhibitor Owned) Championship – Beef Breeds
RWAS Production & Inspection Competition
Supreme Champion Heifer – Dairy Breeds
Supreme Champion Cow – Dairy Breeds
RWAS Interbreed Cattle Young
Handler Competition – Beef Breeds
FitzHugh Championship – Dairy Breeds
Marks & Spencer Team of Fiven – Dairy Breeds

Sheep

Welsh Half Bred
Charmoise
Oxford Down
Any Other Breed – Lowland & Continental
Lloyd Family Award
RWAS George Hughes Interbreed Ram Lamb Championship
RWAS/Marks & Spencer Young Sheep Handler – Junior Class
RWAS/Marks & Spencer Young Sheep Handler – Intermediate class
Interbreed Ewe Lamb Championship
Native Upland Championship
Continental Championship
Lowland Championship
Champion of Champions Award
RWAS/Marks & Spencer Young Sheep Handler – Senior Class

Horses

Welsh Mountain Ponies – Junior classes / Championships
Welsh Cobs – Senior classes including foals, but not stallions
Welsh Ponies – Junior classes
RWAS Horse Young Handler Championship
Concours d’Elegance
Children’s Riding Ponies
Welsh Ponies – Leading Rein and First Ridden
Leading Rein and First Ridden
Pony Trekking
Private Driving
Welsh Mountain Ponies Under Saddle
Welsh Ponies Under Saddle

Pigs
Pigs – Phil Fowlie Pairs Competition,
Supreme Championship and Junior
Pig Championship – Pig/Goat Ring

Goats
Goatlings and Kids

Shearing & Woolhandling

Senior Championship
Open (All Nations) Championship
Champion Shearer of Wales
Wales v France Machine Shearing Test
Wales v New Zealand Machine Shearing Test

Other Attractions

The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery
Paul Hannam Quad Bike Stunt Show
BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire Flypast
RWAS Ambassador & Tristar Carriage Driving
Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack
Black Mountains Falconry Display
Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh
Welsh Sheeptacular
Sheep Dog Trials – Champion of Champions
Royal Welsh World Mounted Games
Parade of Prize Winning Horses
Parade of Hounds
Inter Hunt Team Relay – Qualifier

Food Hall
YFC Competitions
WI and Merched Y Wawr Competitions
Food Skills Cymru Careers Hub
Horticulture – vegetables, plants & flowers
Forestry
Country Pursuits
Royal Welsh Sports Village
Countryside Care
Homecrafts – Cookery, Produce and Handicrafts
Welsh National Honey Show
Dairy Produce
Farriery and Ornamental Ironwork