While Country Show and Festival Organisers are very used to battling against wet and muddy weather conditions, this year it’s a much brighter picture. The weather forecast for this weekend’s Yeovil Show looks settled, warm and dry, though slightly cooler than in recent days with some possible short, sharp showers predicted for the Thursday before the show starts.
The dry conditions and hot sunshine bring with them issues, and the organisers of the Yeovil Show would ask all those attending to heed the following advice.
There is plenty of drinking water on the showground and there will be several opportunities to buy drinks at the show. Keep well hydrated at all times.
The ground is dry. Please dispose of cigarettes carefully.
This year, disposable barbecues will not be permitted on site. However, for competitors staying on site, there will be plenty of eating options open on the Friday before the show as well as over Show weekend.
Use sun tan lotion with 5-star protection (the sun protection factor is less important).
Wear hats that cover the head as well as the back of neck.
There will be plenty of water for dogs dotted around the showground which will be replenished regularly. However, you may wish to bring along portable bowls and extra water for your dogs.
The Dog Show area at the bottom of the showground will offer plenty of shade for competing dogs.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DOGS IN HOT CARS!
The Show is also taking a number of steps to ensure that the showground is safe for equine competitors, livestock and staff.
The Showground is a wide, open space and is naturally very breezy. The marquees will not have sides to them, allowing air to circulate freely through the livestock pens.
Extra supplies of water will be available across the showground for livestock.
The equine rings, warm ups and the Main Ring will be aerated.
There will be sand put down at the take off and landings of all jumps.
Stewards will be provided with free suncream, shaded areas to stand as well as free water bottles.
To find out everything you need to know about Yeovil Show 2018, including how to get there and the hundreds of things to see and do, visit the website at www.yeovilshow.org
Have a great show!