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.
Rockwood Dog Display Team
The Rockwood Dog Display Team provides Great family entertainment.
The displays takes the audience through every aspect of dog training from obedience performed to music, dogs jumping through 10inch hoops, agility, fly ball and active Man Work where a dog is seen to apprehend an armed criminal.
Also relevant in today’s world, a child is saved by her dog whilst being absconded. A great visual effect is created when all the dogs in the team demonstrate their skill and courage by negotiating the 80ft X 8ft ramp with four fire squares. The dog display also delights the audience with their comedy routines and tricks.
The show culminates in an exciting agility relay race, with two teams racing against the clock and the audience cheering on their chosen team. The dog display is all beautifully performed to music and includes an informative and amusing commentary by Martin Winfield.
The dogs well-being and care is always the priority, as the handlers treat their dogs with compassion and above all patience. Some of the dogs have been rescued and perform spectacular stunts like parallel bar walking and fire retrieving.
The team has had countless appearances on National TV including, “That’s Life”, “The Wogan Show”, “TFI Friday” “The Generation Game”, “The Pets Rescue Road Show”, BBC Children’s TV, “ITV This Morning” and “Dogs With Jobs” for The National Geographic Channel on Sky TV.
The BMX Show
The only BMX team in the UK, that are able to move in and out of a shared arena.
With the BMX Show you can expect the riders to to fly through the air performing the most breath taking tricks and stunts.
Only the very best BMX riders will be performing in the BMX Show (including RedBull athletes) to guarentee you see the most impressive tricks – usually only seen on TV.
Tricks include the audience favourite – ‘The Backflip’.
Ever fancied experiencing the thrill of the climb or the exhilaration of caving? Then you’re in luck… you’ll be able to try your hand at both at the festival.
As a physical activity, climbing is in a class of its own! It’s a non‐contact sport that’s suitable for all ages and abilities, climbing builds mental concentration and is great for physical development and coordination.
The caving experience has a series of tunnels over 30m long, and is full of tight, twisted tunnels, sumps and chambers.
All activities are operated by professional, fully trained, qualified and DBS certified staff.