Saturday 20th August 2022

Shannon Slatcher

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2021 Show Cancellation Notice

It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of this year’s show. The uncertainty surrounding permissible numbers, plus the extra safeguards which will be required have made it impossible to proceed. The committee deeply regretted having to take this course of action but could see no other way forward.
Let us hope that we can return to normal next year.
We plan to hold a number of ‘on farm’ competitions with further details to be announced shortly.
Thank you for your continued support.
Glyn Davies

Show Day History

Our show may not have been able to take place today, but we thought there was no better time to share a piece of show history discovered during lockdown.

Rhiannon got in touch after discovering some historical records among her late father’s belongings including this photograph from 96 years ago of her great grandfather Thomas Morris with his prize winning horse at Bedwellty Show 1st September 1924.

Thank you for getting in touch Rhiannon, what a brilliant find!

Do you have photographs from show days past? We’d love to see them! Email: 





A look back …

Tonight we would normally share lots of photographs sent to us by our competitors of their preparation on the eve of show day.

Unfortunately we don’t have any photographs to share tonight, due to the cancellation of our 2020 show. But we have put together a link to those we’ve been sent over the last few years, click the hyperlink below of the Facebook album year you would like to take a look at.

We’ve enjoyed having a look back at them and hope you will too! Are your photos included? We’d love to see what our followers have been up to during lock down. Have you been spending time in the garden growing flowers worthy of sitting in our horticulture tent? Baking a cake for a family member celebrating a birthday during lockdown? Busy crafting with your children as part of homeschooling? Or passing the time by perfecting your horse riding skills thinking ahead to the 2021 show? Please do leave a photo in the comment section on our Facebook post.

Show Preparation Photo Albums: 

2016 2017  2018 2019


2020 Show Cancellation

Message from the Chairman.

It is with deep regret that we need to inform you that the 2020 Bedwellty Show has been cancelled, because of the Covid 19 Pandemic.

We have been delaying a decision, until as late as possible in the hope that it may be possible to proceed with this year’s show. However, we have now heard that our venue, Lancaiach Fawr have postponed or cancelled all events for a number of Months. This is because, the current instruction from Welsh Government is for tourist attractions to remain closed to the public.

It now seems all agricultural shows in Wales, have been cancelled, and Bedwellty have no option in following this course of action. Obviously, with the current social distancing and restriction on large events, the health, safety, and well being of all our wonderful, volunteers, members, exhibitors, traders and above all our visitors, is paramount.

Next years show will be held at Llancaiach Fawr,on Saturday 21st August, so please put this date in your diary. We look forward to building on the success of last year, with our new layout, plus superb livestock, horse, poultry, and horticulture classes, together with an exciting range of attractions.

From all the committee, can I extend our sincere best wishes, and hope you all stay safe and well during these difficult times. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.


Horse Section: No Showjumping this year

Please note will not be offering showjumping at the 2019 show, this is why show jumping classes were are not listed in the horse and pony schedule. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause – we hope to offer showjumping classes again in the future.

All you need to know about #BedwelltyAgriculturalShow2019 🎉

Bedwellty Agricultural Society will be hosing the 2019 show on the ground of Llancaiach Fawr Manor (Postcode: CF46 6ER).


Weather – 

  • The weather forecast looks like it will have improved by show day, but Bedwellty Show WILL be going ahead no matter what the weather is like on Saturday.

Time – 

  • We are open to the public from 8am, horse classes will be commencing at 9am.

Getting to the show –

  • Llancaiach Fawr Manor is on the B4254 road between Nelson and Gelligaer (about 2 ½ miles from the A470).
    From M4 motorway leave at junction 32 and follow the A470 towards Merthyr Tydfil. After approximately 12 miles turn right at the roundabout signposted A472 Ystrad Mynach and follow the brown historic building signs through Nelson village.
    From A465 Heads of the Valley road turn onto the A470 towards Cardiff, follow this road past Merthyr Tydfil and turn left at the roundabout signposted A472 Ystrad Mynach. Follow the brown historic building signs through Nelson village.

Admission Prices & Parking – 

  • Admission payment is cash only on the gate on show day and are –
  • Adults: £7.00,
  • Concessions and Children (under 16): £5.00,
  • Children (under 5): Free
  • Family Ticket: Two adults and up to three children: £20.00
  • Car parking is free.
  • Disabled car parking is available, a blue badge MUST be displayed.

If you need to contact us –

  • All of the section secretaries contact details can be found on the Contact Us page. Please check the information you are looking for is not already listed on one of the sections of our website first. The majority of the Bedwellty team are helping prepare the show ground for show day, because of this we cannot guarantee we will be able to answer emails/telephone calls this close to the show, although we will try!
  • Press: Please either Contact Shannon Slatcher on email prior / after show day or telephone Jo Thomas / Glyn Davies on show day.

Section closing dates –

  • Poultry & Livestock: Entries closed, none accepted on the day.
  • Horticulture & Children’s Craft: Entries accepted on the day – MUST be in the horticulture tent before 10am.
  • Horse & Pony: All horse and pony classes (apart from classes 13-36) can be entered on the day, but at an extra charge of £4.50 per class (Novelty and young handles (classes 6-12) are excluded from the additional on the day fee)
  • Want to check the schedule classes, print off an entry form or the Equine Influenza Declaration form? No problem! Do so by downloading them here: Schedules 


  • Vaccinated Horses ONLY – Please remember to print off and fill in your declaration form here. All horses MUST be accompanied by their passport as we will be scanning microchips and checking passports on show day.
  • Please note will not be offering showjumping classes at the 2019 show, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bringing your four legged companion with with you –

  • Dogs are welcome at our show, however they must be kept on a lead and under control at all times and they will be unable to go in the tents (horticulture, poultry, children’s craft). We have a family dog show taking place at our show which dog owners may be interested in, please click here to read our earlier post listing the classes.

Social Media –

  • Our Society is social! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use our #BedwelltyAgriculturalShow2019 hashtag on your posts so our social media secretary can find your photos or email them over to Why not also RSVP to our Facebook Event to let your friends know you will be supporting show day.
  • Look out for our selfie frame on show day! Can you pose for a photo with it as well as Simba the Miniature horse did last year?!

From all at the Bedwellty Agricultural Society, we hope you enjoy the show!


Dogs Attending Bedwellty Show

Dogs are welcome at our show, however they must be kept on a lead and under control at all times and they will be unable to go in the tents (horticulture, poultry, children’s craft).

We have a family dog show taking place at our show which dog owners may be interested in, please click here to read our earlier post listing the classes. Entry fee per dog class is £1 with prizes for 1st to 3rd and a Best In Show Trophy.

 The dog show starts at 10am, with registration taken on the day before this time, should you wish to enter your four legged companion. Adult ticket into the show: £7, Child/concessions ticket into the show: £5, Children under 5 years of age: Free.

If you have any questions regarding the dog show, please contact Amy Williams by email:


Show Preparation 2019!

Those entering the show this year, please remember we love to see your show preparation here in the Bedwellty office!

Drop your photos in the comment section of our Show Preparation 2019! album on Facebook or email them over to Shannon – so we can share them on our website & social media channels.

If you haven’t already done so remember to ‘like’ us on Facebook , ‘follow’ us on Twitter and Instagram

Why not also RSVP to our Facebook Event to let your friends know you will be supporting show day.


Here are the photos we have received so far, thank you to the following people for sending their photos in; Steph Anie, Hannah-louise Robins, Sue Nightingale-Roberts, Kirsty Cohane, Luke Powell – Brynheath Herefords, Sue Stankiewicz, Amanda Jayne Parfitt – Simba The Lionheart.



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