ENTRIES for the 2022 Royal Welsh Show will officially open next week.

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is delighted to announce that the livestock and equine competition entries for this summer’s show will officially open on Wednesday, March 30, at 10am, and schedules are now available to view on the RWAS website.

The highly anticipated event returns this year after a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic. Competitors, trade exhibitors and visitors alike are all thrilled to be returning to the showground in Llanelwedd, just outside Builth Wells, from July 18-21.

Exhibitors will be able to enter the competitions via the new online entry system. The society is excited to be launching the new system and can assure you that the online entry process will offer exhibitors ease of use, secure payment and total convenience. They are keen to make the entry system a smoother and more efficient experience and to make entries much easier for all exhibitors while reducing the paper trail and reliance on the postal system.

As always, the full schedule of classes and special awards for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses are due to attract entries from far and wide. In previous years there have been around 8,000 entries coming from across Wales, the UK and beyond, and show chiefs hope that exhibitors are eager to be competing once again.

“We look forward to receiving your entries and to welcoming you back to the Royal Welsh Show this July to enjoy the very best Wales has to offer with a full show programme,” said a show spokesperson.

For any queries regarding the schedules or competition entries, contact the livestock team at livestock@rwas.co.uk or visit the website.