Border Union Show

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 08:00 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 17:00

8.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. each day

The annual Border Union Show, South East Scotland’s premier event is all set to take place once again at the end of July. It really is a great two days out for everybody with lots of animals, delicious food, amusements, great shopping.

The Show includes competition for Horses, Ponies,Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Poultry,Rabbits, Shepherds' Crooks, Horse Shoeing, Young Farmers Stock Judging and Industrial Arts, with over five hundred open classes. There are approximately 200 trade stands including farm machinery, crafts and gifts, motor vehicles, clothing, equestrian goods, food outlets and furniture retailers. There is also the ‘Flavours of the Borders’ Food Fair, a Children's Fun Fair, Catering and Bars. These are open on both days and there is Main Ring family entertainment on the Saturday afternoon.

The Show has a range of classes for Horses and Ponies including Mountain and Moorland Ridden and In-Hand, First Ridden and Lead Rein, Riding Ponies, Hunter Pony Breeding, Coloured Horses, Working Hunter Ponies, Burghley Young Event Horse, Hunters, Riding Horses, Side Saddle and Heavy Horses. There are qualifiers for various NPS awards and The Horse of the Year Show.

Cattle sections include Aberdeen Angus, Herefords, Native Beef Breeds, Continental Beef Breeds, Commercial Beef Cattle and Young Handler classes.

Sheep sections include Border Leicester, Suffolk, Cheviot, NCC, Lairg type Cheviot, Blackface, Bluefaced Leicester, Texel, Charollais, Scotch Half Bred, Scotch Mule, Unregistered Suffolks, Jacob, Shetland, Lleyn, Zwartble, Kerry Hill, Prime Lambs and Young Handler classes.

For Industrial Section enquiries, schedules and entry forms please contact Mrs Joan Duncan, Woodside Cottage, Makerstoun, Kelso, TD5 7PA. (Telephone: 01573 460256 or email: All enquiries for the Poultry Show to Mr R.W. Murray, Roxburgh House, Kelso, TD5 7DH (Telephone : 07811 766008 evenings).

All enquiries for the Rabbit Show to Denise Laidlow on 01764 683356 or email: