Join or renew your membership here to enjoy a range of membership benefits.


By joining the Ashbourne Shire Horse Society, you are supporting and helping an organisation to promote agriculture and country pursuits within our widely diverse area, comprising the Town and countryside including the Peak Park, with its tourism, mining and related industries, to bring them together on one day in August each year at Ashbourne Show.

On Show day as a Member, you will have access to the Members’ Area by the main ring. Where you will find a marquee serving lunches and refreshments through the day with fully licensed bar and access to the Grandstand and VIP toilets close by.

A Member has the right to vote at the AGM and to be elected to the Society’s Council and any of its sub-committees, thereby participating more fully in the activities of the Society.

Life Members and Vice Presidents. Some Members give extra help and financial support by joining in these categories of membership, for which the Society is always very grateful.

Complimentary tickets for entrance to the Ashbourne Show for one member, one guest and two children under 16, together with free parking are included in the subscription.

Members may also purchase additional show admission tickets with guest badges at a reduced price.

To become a Member please fill in the application Form ONLINE or Download and return to the Secretary by post


Visit the displays from local branches of the WI, Ashbourne Vintage Tractor Club, Young Farmers and Ashbourne Camera Clubs, pop in at the Goat tent or enter the competitions in the Handicraft and Horticulture marquee.

  • Fun for the whole family
  • Come support your local county show
  • Free parking on show day
  • Food and refreshments throughout the day
  • Great entertainment in the Show Rings
  • Great shopping and show day offers


  • Are dogs allowed at the Show ?

    YES. We have a Dog Show. – Nevertheless, all Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times and are not allowed in showing rings apart from in their own classes.

  • Do you offer a FREE bus service on show day ?

    A free return bus service runs from Waterside Park, via The Bus Station and past Preston’s Garage, terminating at the Show Ground. Half hourly from 09.30 am with the last bus 5.00 pm.

  • Do you have parking nearby on show day, if yes, what does it cost to park ?

    We have extensive parking on show day around the show ground and all parking is FREE. There is a forward area for disabled visitors however space is limited.

  • Do you have accommodation locally for an overnight stay?

    There is a wide variety of local accommodation ranging from self catering cottages, through caravan sites, to country house hotels, through out the Peak District Information and locally, These can be found online or can be found through the local Tourist Information Centres as detailed below. Ashbourne - 01335 343666 Buxton - 01298 73153 Leek - 01538 483742.

  • Phone:
    01889 507497

  • Polo Ground, Osmaston
    Ashbourne, DE6 1LW

The Ashbourne Show

The Ashbourne Show makes a great family day out, with so much to see and do, Click Here for directions to the show.

Show Day Highlights
  • Showing Classes
  • Main Ring Entertainment
  • Trade Stands
  • Children’s Entertainment
  • Food Hall
  • Free Show Guide
Show News