Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association Events

What's On

List of Agricultural Shows with Leicester Longwools Classes

These dates are a guide only and YOU MUST check they are correct, as no responsibility can be accepted by the LLSA for their accuracy.


To be held at White Lodge Farm, Gaddesby Lane, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2PA by kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Hatton. (One mile down the road from the A607 junction).

Are you interested in knowing more about Leicester Longwools? (Just for breeding, showing or Judging)

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge to for future inclusion on the Judges Panel?

Following this day, we hope to run 'a Have a go' at Judging Event at an informal class at Leicester Show (26/27th August)

This is a workshop for those wishing to be considered for inclusion on the LLSBA panel of judges. It is intended for individuals to learn from seasoned judges not only the finer points of assessing the sheep in the ring including conformation & wool but also show etiquette.

Davina Stanhope, Carole & Alan Muddiman are three highly respected judges who will lead this workshop. They all have a wealth of experience from the Highlands of Scotland to Cornwall and are probably the most sought after judging team in the country as they can judge a whole range of breeds including Longwools. They ae also known to be very helpful to newcomers.

It is intended that this be a sociable as well as an informative day. All those who have an interest in becoming a judge of both white & black Leicester Longwools are most welcome to attend. There is a booking form in the magazine. Or email Sue Hatton.

It is envisaged that the programme will be as follows.

  • 10:30 tea & coffee
  • 11:00 till 12:00 Workshop A on show etiquette & wool. Workshop B on judging in the ring.
  • 12:00 till 13:00 Workshop A on show etiquette & wool. Workshop B on judging in the ring
  • Note that participants will swap over workshops at noon.
  • 13:00 lunch & chat
  • 14:00 In the ring! Participants will be asked to place two rings of sheep (one black & one white) in the order as determined by the judges and give their reasons for their choice. It is important that judges are not only able to put sheep in place order but be able to substantiate their choices.
  • 15:30 tea, cakes & goodbyes.

Devon Show 18-19-20 May 2017

We have been invited to have a stand at this show and look forward to meeting any Leicester Longwool members – especially those based in the south - to visit us for a chat, cup of tea. We will be in the sheep lines

I would be particularly grateful if any of you would like to come and help on the stand for a couple of hours. (I will have a few entry tickets to spare) Any offers would be most welcome.

Phone Sue Hatton at 01664 840642 (leave message) or whitelodgefrisby@bt.internet.com.

Leicester Show 26th 27th August Bank Holiday Weekend

This show was relaunched last year with great success and this year It is going to be held over two days.

We have been allotted a space and the loan of a tent. So we hope to put on a similar display to last year. Our Group attracted a lot of attention by dressing up for part of the day.

We all found a couple of bits of clothes and it really gave our stand an 'added interest' and was great fun.

There will be sheep classes. Usual format, but in addition there will be a Class for people who have not shown often and children to take their Sheep (any Leicester Longwool) into the ring. Practice, walking and standing and how to handle the sheep. There will be experienced people to help. There will be a few Rosettes but it's a fun class to enjoy and show our lovely sheep off to the public.

Another suggestion to have class of sheep for any member to judge. This will be an optional chance for members to practice their skills in judging. This again will more informal to give members the opportunity to 'have a go at judging' to hone their skills before they move to more serious shows (see notice for open day.)

So we would like to bring your sheep, crafts and skills if you can. We particularly need people to provide hospitably in the tent, while the showing is on.

Being the home of the Leicester Longwools and all its history and our hopes for the future please will you all try and make this a special day.

What's On


  • 1st May North Somerset
  • 10-13 May Balmoral show.
  • 13-14 May Nottingham county show.
  • 18-20 May Devon county show.
  • 29th May Sherbourne.
  • 31-1 May / June Suffolk show.
  • 31-3 May / June Royal Bath and West show.


  • 4th June Rutland show.
  • 8-10 Royal Cornwall show.
  • 10th June Kenilworth show.
  • 16-18 Three Counties show.
  • 21-22 Lincolnshire show.
  • 25th June Derbyshire show.
  • 25th June Blaston show.
  • 28-29 June Royal Norfolk show.


  • 3rd July Malton show. **
  • 9th July Ashby show.
  • 11-13 July Great Yorkshire show.
  • 15th Stroud.
  • 15-16 Yeovil .
  • 16th July Singleton Rare Breeds Show.
  • 19th July Driffield show.
  • 22nd July Mid Devon.
  • 25th July Ryedale show.
  • 25-26-27 New Forest and Hampshire show.
  • 29-30 July Heckington show.


  • 13 August Fillongley show.
  • 19 August Ashbourne show.
  • 20 August Mid Somerset.
  • 26-27 August Leicester County show.
  • 31 August Bucks County show.


  • 2 September Moreton-In-The-Marsh show.
  • 2-3 September Dorset County show.
  • 16-17 September Royal Berkshire show.
  • 30 September Great Gransden show.
  • 21-22 October York Countryside Live.
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