Enjoy a fun-filled programme of events over two days at Border Union Show

The annual Border Union Show, South East Scotland’s premier event, is all set to take place once again weekend.

Thursday, 24th July 2014, 11:47 am
Sheep judging at last year's Border Union Agricultural Show.
Sheep judging at last year's Border Union Agricultural Show.

It really is a great two days out for everybody with lots of animals, delicious food, amusements, great shopping, countryside activities and an exciting Main Ring programme on Saturday afternoon featuring the local stunt team, Les Ami d’Ono, who performed in the special History of the Horse in 2013.

There will also be a cereals demonstration on the full growing season, with live action in the main ring from Berwick Bandits Speedway riders, who will give a live demonstration of their skills.

The sheep show is back again for its annual visit and around the showground there is the Crazy Bears children’s show, Bungy and the climbing wall.

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A special wool and water marquee will feature the Tweed catchment area, and there will be shearing of sheep adjacent to that.

Show entries for livestock are a near record total of 2,111 ( 2042 in 2013 ) with more than a thousand more including the industrial section, poultry, rabbits and guinea pigs.

There are four societies holding their national shows this year, The Scottish Hereford National Show, the Scottish Jacob Sheep Society National Show, the Scottish National Zwartbles Sheep Society Show and the Hebridean Sheep Society UK National Show, with each sheep society having more than 100 entries.

There are a total of 1,011 sheep from 19 breeds, over 100 cattle from eight breeds, 95 goats and a total entry in the equine section of 849 over the two days, with every breed well represented.

All the trade stands 
areas are full as is the 
food fair, and with a well-balanced main ring programme there is something for everyone.

The event takes place at Springwood Park, Kelso, 
on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, from 8-5.30pm both days.



The times below are correct at the time of printing but may be altered at the discretion of the directors and depending on the number of entries forward.

8.00am M & M Novice 
Working Hunter Ponies. Roxburgh Ring

8.30am Riding Ponies 
In-Hand. Teviot Ring 1

Native Ponies under Saddle & Part Bred Ponies. Teviot Ring 2

Welsh Ponies. Teviot Ring 3

Native Ponies In-hand. Teviot Ring 4

Coloured Horses. West Ring

Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers. Main Ring

10.00am M & M Working Hunter Ponies (approx time) Roxburgh Ring

11.00am Highland Ponies In-Hand. (approx. time) Teviot Ring 1

11.30am Highland Ponies Ridden. (approx. time) Teviot Ring 1

Noon WHP Ponies. (approx. time) Roxburgh Ring

1.00pm M & M Novice Ridden. (approx. time) Teviot Ring 1

Veteran Horses. (approx. time) Teviot Ring 3

Hunter Pony Breeding. (approx. time) Teviot Ring 4

Pony Club Team Jumping. (approx. time) Main Ring.

1.30pm Industrial Section Judging Commences.

2.30pm Show Hunter Ponies. (approx. time) Roxburgh Ring.


4.00pm Industrial Marquee open to public.

6.00pm Evening Goat Milking.


The times below are correct 
at the time of printing but may 
be altered at the discretion 
of the directors and depending on the number of entries forward.

8.00am Ridden Hunters. Main Ring.

8.30am Hunters In-Hand. Teviot Ring.

Riding Horses. West Ring.

Horse Shoeing.

9:00am Aberdeen Angus and Hereford judging followed by Limousin and Continental Beef Breeds and then the Individual Beef Cattle


Young Handlers judging will be at the completion of the Cattle


9.30am Sheep & Dairy Goats.

Carriage Driving. Roxburgh Ring

10.00am Clydesdale Horses followed by Shires. Teviot Ring.



Side Saddle. (approx. time) West Ring.

10.30am Shepherds’ Crooks. Sheep Lines.

Young Farmers’ Clubs Stock-Judging.

11.00pm Donkeys. Teviot Ring. ( approx. time )

Noon Retraining of 
Racehorses. (approx. time) Teviot Ring.

Decorated Harness. Teviot 

Heavy Horse Turnouts.

12.30pm Hunter Championship. Main Ring.

12.45pm Berwick Bandits Speedway Display. Main Ring

1.00pm Sheep Interbreed. Sheep Lines

1.00pm Falconry Display. Main Ring

1.15pm Les Amis d’ Ono Stunt Team. Main Ring

1.45pm Cereals 2014. Main Ring

2.15pm Berwick Bandits Speedway Display. Main Ring

2.30pm Lurcher Racing. Main Ring

2.50pm Cattle Team Interbreed. Main Ring.

3.10pm Grand Parade of Livestock. Main Ring


3.40pm Lurcher Racing. Main Ring

4.00pm Heavy Horse 
Turnouts. Main Ring

4.20pm Carriage Driving Championships. Main Ring

4.50pm Les Amis d’ Ono Stunt Team. Main Ring

5.15pm Retreat : Kelso Pipe Band. Main Ring

Throughout both days

Food Fair – Exhibition Hall Sheep Show – Countryside Area

Story of Wool & Water – Block 1 Lathe Turning

Drystone Walling Kelso Pipe Band

Children’s Entertainment – both days

Fun Fair, Face Painting, Bungy Jump & Climbing Wall

Crazy Bears Childrens