General Rules & Regulations

Intending exhibitors are requested to peruse the rules and regulations and be prepared to comply with these. The Society reserves the right to alter or cancel any class or competition at any time. The Society takes no responsibility for any accident or loss. The Society has the option of cancelling or amalgamating any class where less than three entries have been received No prize awarded unless 2 compete; no 2nd prize awarded unless 3 compete and no 3rd prize unless 5 compete. This rule will be waived should the Judge consider there is special merit and record same in their book at the time of judging. Any objection to any winner in any class or competition must be lodged with €50 to the Secretary in writing within one hour of the event. Exhibitors are to understand that although every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure the safety and welfare of the animals, the Society will not be responsible for loss or accidents, of any kind that may occur, neither will the Society be accountable for any accident that may occur to any person attending the show, whether as a visitor, exhibitor or otherwise. The Society shall not in any way be liable for any claim for compensation or otherwise arising out of the holding, abandonment or postponement of the show, nor for any claim arising out of or connected with the show. The decision of the judges will be final. Anyone found interfering with any exhibit or disarranging any display will be asked to leave the Show Grounds. For the convenience of exhibitors, the Society has arranged that a veterinary surgeon will be on call at short notice to attend to sick or injured animals but fees for his/her services will be payable by the owners concerned. . The winner of each trophy will be presented with a Munster Agricultural Society Medal and the Cup or Trophy will be retained and inscribed by the Society with the details of the winners.

The Irish Shows Association would advise all Animal owners who have their animals insured to have the Insurance Cover extended to cover them while showing Animals at Shows, we understand that it costs very little or nothing at all depending on who you have Insurance Cover with. If you are one of the few who don't have cover we would advise that you think about putting it in place for this purpose. It may well be worthwhile. The reason for us giving you this advice is to protect yourself in the event of your animal lashing out and injuring someone or damaging someone's property. If that were to happen and it is established that your animal was out of your control you may be held responsible, or partly responsible for any injury or damage caused and may end up paying all, or part, of any settlement reached. The Irish Shows Association are proud to present the following Championships and wishes to acknowledge the generous sponsorships, which make these competitions possible. For the Efficient running of the championships all concerned are requested to read and observe the Rules set out below.