We hope the Pet Show will be a wonderful family day out with something for everyone:
entertaining demonstrations in the Main Ring throughout the day
exhibitor stalls for animal lovers to browse
professional catering vans offering tasty treats, coffee, bubbles and homemade pizza.
… so do join us and make a day of it!
There are lots of exciting show classes to enter, with eight doggy classes – from which the winners go through to compete for ‘Best in Show’ – small furry animals, exotics, feathered friends and four creative classes for pupils to express their artistry and inventiveness. Please see below for details.
First group of dog classes:
9.30am Fancy dress
9.30am Puppies (up to 12 months)
9.30am Golden oldies (over 8 years)
9.30am Scruffiest dog
Second group of dog classes:
11.00am Best smile / waggiest tail
11.00am Handsomest fella
11.00am Loveliest lady
11.00am Best trick
The winners of each dog class will go through to:
Best in Show
Absent Friends Board
Sadly we can’t invite cats, ponies or farm animals and some pets will be too nervous to come along. However, you can still show them off by bringing in a photo to display on our ‘Absent Friends’ board.
Small Furry Animals, Feathered Friends and Exotics
There will be classes for small animals, including feathered friends and exotics. These must be secured in their cages at all times, with sufficient food and water available.
A 3D model of an animal – using any media
A painting or sketch of a pet or animal
A homemade animal puppet
A funny photograph of a pet or animal
(this class is open to both pupils and teachers!)
Please refer to the Pet Show Entry Form for details of the rules of entry and safety information.
Event timings & arrangements for the day
8.20am Drop off – for small animals/feathered friends/exotics and 3D models, and House stall produce (Top Field)
8.40am Later Registration – all children should be in their Form Rooms
9.30am First set of Dog Show classes begin in main ring
9.45am Coffee/tea/cake van & House stalls open on Top Field
10.30am Alpaca display in main ring
11.00am Second set of Dog Show classes begin in main ring
12.00pm Best in Show in main ring
12.15pm Falconry display in main ring
12.45pm Pizza & Prosecco stall available for parents (children return to Dining Room)
During the lunch period, parents may wish to take their pets home, if preferred.
2.00pm House team agility events
3.00pm House tractor pull
3.20pm Pre-Prep children – tick off in their Form Rooms
3.30pm End of the show. Stalls close and all animals and children’s 3D models should please be collected
4.00pm Prep children – tick off in the Hargreaves Hall
Before tick off, all pupils will return to their Form Rooms with their teacher to collect their belongings.
Pre-Prep After School Club will run as usual.
There will be no Prep School After School Clubs on this evening. Any Prep pupils whose parents cannot collect at the earlier time of 4.00pm may remain in school until 5.00pm.
Boarding arrangements will run as usual.
Download your Application Form
Click here to download your application form, and hand it into the School Office as soon as possible.
Deadline for entries
The deadline for entries to the animal classes is
Friday 1st July.
There is no need to fill out an entry form for the Creative Classes – simply bring your entries on the day!
Tasty treats, coffee, bubbles and homemade pizza
Coffee/tea/cake van & House stalls to open on Top Field from 9.45am.
There will be lots on offer to buy from professional catering outlets from late morning, including:
- Bean on the Edge
- The Fizzy Mare (Prosecco)
- Sunshine Pizza