Health and Safety 

The committee of the Cornwood Agricultural and Horticultural Show has taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of people attending the show.  However, it is expected that everyone visiting the show takes all reasonable steps to ensure their own safety and obey all lawful instructions given by the show officials and stewards.

Our Health and Safety Policy, which has been written by our Trustees, can be downloaded here:

Cornwood Show Health & Safety policy

Show Ground Rules  

These rules apply to the Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Show and the Cornwood Horse Show.  Rules applying to specific classes are shown in the appropriate Schedule.

  1. The Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Society will accept no liability for any loss incurred consequent upon the cancellation of the show for whatever reason.
  2. The committee of the Cornwood Agricultural and Horticultural Show has taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of all persons attending the show.  However, it is expected that all persons attending the show take all reasonable steps to ensure their own safety and obey all lawful instructions given by the show officials and stewards
  3. It shall be noted that the committee will not be held responsible for any accident, which may occur to any exhibitor, competitor or spectator, and it shall be a condition of entry that each exhibitor, competitor or spectator holds the committee blameless and indemnify it against any legal proceedings ensuing from such an accident.
  4. All exhibits are entered at the owner’s risk.  The committee will not in any circumstances be held responsible for loss or damage to vehicles, animals, persons or possessions.  Veterinary expenses are the responsibility of the animal's owner.
  5. The decision of a judge is final.
  6. Verbal or physical abuse towards any person or animal will not be tolerated and could lead to expulsion from the show and a life ban.  This includes the misuse of whips and spurs as judged by the Horse Show secretary.
  7. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
  8. The committee reserves the right to modify or cancel a class and refuse entry.
  9. Vehicles must be parked as directed and moved immediately if directed to do so.
  10. Children are the responsibility of parents/guardians and must be supervised by them at all times.
  11. Exhibitors, traders and competitors must comply with the appropriate Health and Safety legislation as well as the conditions of entry to the show for their section.
  12. Horses and ponies may only be ridden in designated areas and NOT in the areas for public use only.

    Warning to the General Public
    Only Exhibitors should touch the animals, having been near animals wash your hands (or use hand cleaning gel) before consuming anything.
    Beware of animals moving around the Show Ground
    Do not tamper with machinery, implements or tools; control your children and livestock.
    Beware of tent pegs and guy ropes adjacent to tents
    Vehicles are not to exceed 5mph speed limit on the Show Ground.