Ashby Show first started in 1904 at the Bath Grounds at Ashby de la Zouch, behind the Royal Hotel. There was a break during some of the First & Second World War years when the Ashby Show was not held.
As it grew in size it moved to the beautiful site at Calke Park and when it again got too big it moved to Measham Lodge Farm.
After a very successful and popular move, Ashby Show will be again held at Cattows Farm, Normanton Lane, Heather, Coalville, Leics, LE67 2TD. This is by kind permission of Mr & Mrs A Ludlam and we are very grateful to all the help and support they and their son, James, gives to the Committee with all the preparations in the run-up to the Show.
The event is planned throughout the year and our next show will take place on Sunday, 9th July 2023. It has become one of the highlights of the summer and has a packed programme of events and attractions to suit all ages.
These can be found in various areas around the Showground. However, picnics are also welcome.
Rubbish bins will be provided around the site. There is a strict NO LITTERING policy around the showground and car parks.
Catalogues are available from the Horse, Cattle & Show Jumping Secretary's Tents in respective areas.
Please go to the Secretary’s Tent, or find the nearest steward who will assist you.
Yes, there is disabled parking for people who hold a blue badge. There are plenty of spaces available, no booking is required.
The public is reminded that this is an agricultural field, and uneven surfaces may be encountered. We advise all visitors to take care whilst walking around the showground. Be aware the weather may affect ground conditions.
Horse numbers are available to collect, only from the Horse Secretary's tent which is located in the Horse Field. Cattle and Sheep numbers will be available in their respective areas, in the Cattle and Sheep Field. Entry numbers will not be available from the Show Secretary's Tent, situated next to the Main Ring.
Carers go free if accompanied by a disabled adult purchasing at ticket. On arrival to the show, you will need to show proof that you are the carer.
All lost property should be booked into the Secretary's Tent, or handed to a steward.do not leave the property unattended. Ashby show takes no responsibility for lost or damaged property.
HDP Medical Services will provide first aid care with a Medical Centre situated next to the Show Jumping Ring, if unsure find your nearest steward who will assist you.
No refunds are given on the day of the show. Write into the show office after the show when your request for a refund will be considered
The showground is open at 8:30 am, with the last entry at 4 pm.
Dogs are welcome at the Show but must be kept on leads at all times. Please do not leave dogs in cars for any reason. Water is provided however we advise you to bring your own as well.
Situated by the Main Ring, near the Members/President’s Marquee
No, parking is free. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle, parking is at your own risk.