Visitor Information

The 198th Open Cattle Show and Sheep Dog Trials takes place on Saturday 4th May 2024, at Holehouse, Neilston, G78 3LE by kind permission of Mr Jim Crawford.


Child / OAP£3
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)£15
Car Parking£3

Please note that parking facilities are limited and your cooperation with the Stewards would be greatly appreciated. Our usual parking fields are not usable this year. Alternative arrangements are in operation. 

Order of Events

8:00Sheep Dog Trials
8:45Hunter ClassesHorse Ring 1
9:00Educational Marquee Opens
Mountain & Moorland Ponies
The Dome
Horse Ring 3
9:30Gun Dog Scurry – throughout the dayNext to Tree Line
10:00Judging of all Sheep Classes
Judging of Dairy, Highland, and Simmental Cattle
Ridden Horse Classes
Sheep Rings
Main Ring
Horse Ring 4
10:00 – 12:00Judging Homecraft Entries – Tent ClosedHomecraft Tent
10:30Judging of Other Beef Cattle
Judging of Clydesdale Horses
Main Ring
Main Ring
11:00Clear Round Jumping
Pet Show
Dog Show
Horse Ring 2
The Dome
Dog Ring
12:00Pet Lambs
Homecraft – Tent Open to Public
Handy Pony
The Dome
Homecraft Tent
Horse Ring 5
12:15Equine Champion of ChampionsHorse Ring 3
12:30Champion of Champions
Family Pony Classes
Main Ring
Horse Ring 4
13:00Junior/Senior Unaffiliated Show Jumping
Open Tug o War
Horse Ring 1
Activity Ring
13:15Parade Through Village led by Neilston Pipe BandVillage
13:30Veteran & Coloured Horses
Dancing Display
Horse Ring 4
Main Ring
14:00Grand Parade & Presentation of Trophies
Unregistered M&M Classes
Main Ring
Horse Ring 3
14:45School Events – Tug o War & Relay RacesMain Ring
15:15Main Ring Event – DisplayMain Ring
16:00Vintage Tractor DisplayMain Ring
16:30Grand Prize DrawRaffle Tent

2024 List of Judges


Ayrshire Cattle
Alex Logan, Holehouse Farm, Kilbirnie
Holstein FriesianAlex Logan
Any other Dairy BreedAlex Logan
HighlandAlan Telford, The Hirsel, Coldstream
SimmentalJim Goldie, Newbie Mains Farm, Annan
Black Faced SheepWilliam Stevenson, Auchenflower, Ballantrae
Blue Faced Sheep William Stevenson
Any other BreedWilliam Stevenson
SuffolkJohn Barclay, Mid Brockloch, Maybole
Border LeicesterJohn Barclay
TexelJohn Barclay
Heavy Horse
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