Norfolk Equestrian Show

In association with the Rare Breed Survival Trust


The RNAA is very pleased to announce we will be hosting a one-day Equestrian Show at the Norfolk Showground on Wednesday 28 July 2021.  Classes will be mostly In Hand and Ridden Light Horses, with a few additional classes for Heavy Horses, Private Driving and the Double Harness Scurry competition.

Many of the usual Royal Norfolk Show HOYS qualifiers including The Price Family In Hand Supreme Champion, have been retained so a great opportunity for exhibitors to qualify for the Horse of the Year Show, NEC, 6-10 October 2021.

Although there will be no Showjumping or Farrier Competition on this occasion, it is hoped that this streamlined version of the equestrian elements of the annual Royal Norfolk Show will be a stepping stone to allow us to come back with a full Royal Show in 2022 (Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 June 2022).

Light Horse Classes Include:

  • Arabs – In Hand
  • British Skewbald & Piebald – In Hand & Ridden
  • Cobs – LW, MW and Maxi – Ridden (HOYS)
  • Foreign and Rare including NEW FOR 2021 Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST)
  • Hack – In Hand
  • Haflingers – In Hand & Ridden
  • Hunters – Show Hunter Pony In Hand, Small Hunters (HOYS), Hunter Ridden weights (HOYS)
  • Irish Draught – In Hand and Ridden
  • Junior Ridden (HOYS)
  • Light Horse – In Hand
  • M&M First Ridden & Lead Rein (HOYS)
  • Welsh A / B / C / D / Connemara / Dales / Dartmoor / Exmoor / Fell / Highland / New Forest / Shetland – Ridden (HOYS) and In Hand
  • NEW FOR 2021 – Miniature Shetlands
  • Partbred Pony (HOYS)
  • NEW FOR 2021 – Partbred In Hand
  • Rescue Horses supported by the World Horse Welfare
  • Riding Horse – In Hand, Small & Large Riding Horse (HOYS)
  • Sport Horses – In Hand
  • Traditional Gypsy Cobs – In Hand & Ridden
  • Veteran – In Hand & Ridden

Heavy Horse classes include:

  • Shire In Hand with HOYS qualifier
  • Clydesdale / Percheron / Suffolk In Hand
  • Ridden Heavy Horse (HOYS)

Private Driving Classes with HOYS qualifier include:

  • Open – 13.2 and under
  • Open – over 13.2
  • Family Vehicle
  • Exercise Vehicle

Scurry Classes include:

  • Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry – Large and Small (HOYS)

*Due to current Government guidelines, we have taken the decision to operate the show behind closed doors with no public access.  As per many other shows taking place this year to manage footfall and maximise cost savings the following key changes will apply – there will be no temporary stabling available on site, Exhibitor tickets will be restricted per exhibitor, 1st –6th place rosettes will be issued, no prize money will be paid for any classes.

Only ONLINE entries will be accepted.

Closing date will be Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Norfolk Equestrian Show TimetableDownload here
Norfolk Equestrian Show JudgesDownload here
Norfolk Equestrian Show MapDownload here
Norfolk Equestrian Show CLASS RESULTS (post show)28 July 2021

STABLES – There will not be any stabling available at the Showground. Stables can be reserved at Easton College adjacent to the showground, overnight on Tuesday 27 July and during the show day on Wednesday 28 July. Please use the following link to make your stable bookings and for additional information. Bookings will be made on a first-come first basis. Book your stable here.

PHOTOGRAPHERS – The following photographic companies will be taking photographs in the show rings as listed below. Please contact the respective company directly after the show to collect your images.

SHELLEY G PHOTOGRAPHY – Grand Ring & Waveney Ring

REAL TIME IMAGING – Light Horse Ring, Wensum Ring, Cattle Ring A, B & C

STEVE WOODS PHOTOGRAPHY – Glaven Ring & Ivan Cooke Ring

CLASS SPONSORS – The RNAA thanks the following companies for their Class sponsorship.

East Anglian Shetland Pony Group – Miniature Shetland Ponies

Eversley Shires – British Ridden Heavy Horse Class

G J L Animal Feeds – Ridden Hunter Lightweight Class

Lindy Winship – Ridden Hunter Middleweight and Heavyweight Classes

Mill Saddlery – Rescue Horses In Hand Class

R C Richardson & Sons / Whiterails Livery – Open Private Driving Class & RBST Priority & At Risk Breeds In Hand Class

Uplands Way Vets Ltd – Rescue Horses In Hand Class

RING SPONSORS – The RNAA thanks the following companies for their Show Ring sponsorship.

Jerram Hunnable – Waveney Ring

The Price Family – Grand Ring


The RNAA thanks you in advance for your support and looks forward to welcoming you to our Show in the summer!



For all Equine matters please contact:

Maria Skitmore, Equine Co-ordinator
T: 01603 731 963