Sports

Over the years Sport has become a very important part of The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds Meet and comprises of the following


Hound Trailing

Hound Trails kindly sponsored by:
Andrew & Heather Naylor-Lopez, Anthony & Steph Steele, Ian Telford and Gill Unsworth (Gosforth Bakery)

  • THE MARLENE EDWARDS COMMEMORATIVE CHALLENGE TANKARD AND REPLICA WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNER OF THE SENIOR HOUND TRAIL

BOOKMAKERS' STANDS


The Fell Race

What was once a competition between farmers and their families and farmhands has grown over the years and is now one of the main sporting attractions of the Show.

4 classes to suit all ages.

The Fell race is overseen by BOFRA and starts in the Show-Field and the route takes the runners up to the top of Kirk Fell (Elevation, 802m/2,631 ft) and then back down to the starting line .

The record currently stands at just over 30 minutes – If you would like to have a go or think you can beat the current record then please feel free to enter – Entries taken on the day from BOFRA members on the field, please listen to the public address for details.

  • T PURDHAM WILL DONATE A TANKARD FOR THE SENIOR FELL RACE
  • ROLAND BAINBRIDGE MEMORIAL CHALLENGE TROPHY, AWARDED TO THE WINNER OF THE JUNIOR FELL RACE (UNDER 12)
  • SPONSORED BY LAKELAND SPORTS PROMOTERS ASSOCIATION

Children’s Sports

Again, what was originally put on to entertain the children of the local farmers has grown over the years to become a popular Show attraction, traditional races with prizes for the children and open to everyone. We believe this adds to making The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds Meet a Real Family Day Out - Entries are FREE, taken on the day and are open to all children on the Show-Field, please listen to the public address for details


Cumberland and Westmorland style Wrestling

Classes - BOYS U11, U12, U13, U15, U18, 10.5 STONE, 12 STONE, ALL WEIGHT

  • THE KENNEDY CHALLENGE CUP FOR 10.5 STONE WRESTLING

Terrier Racing

If you have never seen a Terrier Race then here’s your chance, the terriers are placed in miniature starting traps and a lure on a long cable and reel is laid out. The reel is wound in, the terriers are let loose and then usually Pandemonium – See it to believe it  
There are no restrictions on the areas the dogs come from and entries are on the day.
 
This is now a very popular Show attraction; please listen to the public address for details.

  • THE RORY CHALLENGE TROPHY WILL BE AWARDED FOR TERRIER RACING

Show Secretary Enquiries

Mike Naylor

t: 01946 810350
m: 07734 058400
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Dogs Steward Enquiries

Jim Naylor

t: 019467 27841
m: 07896 484076
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Vintage & Fell Race Enquiries

Rob Steele

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Field Enquiries

Heather Naylor-Lopez

t: 01946726244

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