Why Sponsor the Rutland show?

  • Advertise your presence in the county 
  • Generate sales leads. 

The Rutland County Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows in the country and combines a wealth of traditional attractions and rural education alongside our prestigious livestock and equine classes as well being a wonderful family day out with great shopping. There are many reasons to sponsor us:

  • In 2015 the annual Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey saw Rutland named as the best rural place to live in Britain. Taking a range of economic and social factors into account, residents have the highest standard of living in rural Britain.
  • Weekly earnings are above the national average.
  • 12.5% higher than national average AB demographic.
  • House prices are 6.7 the average annual pretax local income, compared to 6.2 nationally.
  • 10,000 visitors attend the Rutland County Show.
  • A full colour flier is delivered to 18,000 homes in the area plus there are advertising opportunities in our Show Guide.

Our superior corporate hospitality facilities give sponsors the opportunity to entertain clients, family and friends for lunch in our beautifully appointed, fully glazed members’ marquee, kindly sponsored by Frontier Agriculture .

So, why not be a part of the biggest one day event in Rutland, Britain’s best rural place to live.

Our 2016 Sponsors were:

The Rutland County Show would not exist without the support of all our sponsors.These generous sponsors have already decided to sponsor us this year, their details will stay on our website throughout the year.



Frontier Agriculture

Main Trading Office, Farm Sales

Witham St Hughs
Tel:01522 860000

Frontier is the UK's leading crop inputs and grain marketing business, recognised for its close customer relationships with farmers and grain consumers and its successful management of the whole arable supply chain.

Burley Appliances

01572 756956

Rutland Show’s principal sponsor, Burley Appliances, is a family business founded in 1975 by John Barson. From its Oakham base it is now one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of electric and gas fires. It also produces the very popular Burley Fireball range of wood burning stoves that boast unsurpassed fuel efficiency, clean burning technology and a magnificent flame picture.

Hambleton Farms

On the shores of Rutland Water, we grow naturally raised British native beef and lamb. We believe that traditional farming practises with a modern approach produce great tasting beef and lamb. Conservation and environmental integrity are the backbone of our farms, our stock is extensively grass fed, supplemented by home grown winter feed. We are a family run business who are passionate about the welfare of our animals. They are grown on our farms or locally sourced. All our products are of a high quality and delicious. We are a truly farm-to-fork business."

Porsche Centre Leicester

Showcasing models from the latest Porsche range in Leicester.

Melton Mowbray Markets

The Melton livestock market is a vital component of the rural economy in the East Midlands and Melton Borough Council has had a long standing commitment to re-develop the facilities and to secure the site as an edge of town livestock market for the next twenty years. Melton Mowbray Market has a unique feel to it with its mix of customers, 1,000 year history and town centre presence.


Sturgess Motors

Aylestone Rd, Leicester LE2 7QN 0116 402 1470

With a history and reputation dating back over a century, you can rest assured that Sturgess Group will deliver a level of service and a quality of vehicle beyond compare. Across our network of car dealers in Leicester, you will be able to be able to find a new car or used car that meets your needs, as well as a complete selection of aftersales services from industry leading technicians.


Marston’s PLC, Coniston House, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton. WV3 0BF.

The Old Buttercross pub will be opening in May, across the road from the showground. We’ve been running pubs and brewing beer in one form or another for over 180 years. Now we’ve got 13,000 people working for us and many more in partnership with us, and they all share our passion!

Manor Farm Feeds

Green LaneOwston, Oakham, Leicestershire. LE15 8DH 01664 454256 

Manor Farm Feeds first manufactured animal feeds for resale in 1986. Prior to this date, feeds were manufactured solely for feeding to Manor Farm’s own livestock.Richard Harvey was able to combine his experience in livestock research and advisory work, with years of ‘hands-on’ farming experience.

The Melton Mowbray Building Society

18 Nottingham Street Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE13 1NW

The Melton is a building society based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The Melton was established in 1875 and is one of the oldest surviving building societies in the United Kingdom with over 65,000 members.

Pukka Pies

The Halfcroft, Syston, Leicestershire. LE7 1LD 0116 264 4004.

Pukka Pies is an independent company with a passion for pies. They are made with the finest ingredients by dedicated and caring people. They are full filled in light pastry; they taste great and have true flavours. The proof is in the eating. Try one... don't compromise

Architects LE1

38 Nelson St, Leicester LE1 7BA

Formed in 2004 from two thriving established firms with complementary skills and client portfolios, they are a medium sized privately owned architectural practice headed by four partners with two associates and a team of highly qualified technologists and support staff.

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel                                                                                                                              The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel has been in Thomas Noel's family since 1760 and formed part of the adjoining Exton Park, seat of the Earls of Gainsborough

Other Sponsors

CS ELLIS (GROUP) LTD Wireless Hill, South Luffenham, Nr. Oakham, Rutland LE15 8NF 01780 720133

RUTLAND PLASTICS. Cold Overton Road, Oakham. LE15 6NU. 01572 723476

DUNCAN TOPLIS 14 All Saints Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2PA. 01780 750888


HEGARTY SOLICITORS 48 Broadway Peterborough PE1 1YW

NFU 14 Sheep Market Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 2RB

KING WEST 10 Church Square, Market Harborough LE16 7NB

BARROW STABLES  Market Overton Road, Barrow,Oakham. Rutland LE15 7PG


The show also has a great deal of support and help from local businesses including:


A huge thank you to Timothy Cook MD for the loan of the superb secretaries Trailer 


Thank you to Scott for providing Jonny with a tractor for the show set up.


Thank you Nigel, once again, for supplying the superb greenery for the members marquee


Many thanks to Robert Hinch for supplying us with golf buggies for the show director and staff.


Thank you Bob for supplying Jonny with his buggy for the show.


Thank you Justine at Bouquet Belle for supplying the table arrangements in the Members Marquee.






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Forthcoming Events

Craft Fair 14th May

Rutland Show Sunday 4th June 

Outdoor Film Fri 28th & Sat 29th July 8.30pm

Antiques fair 12th & 13th Aug

Birdfair camping 17th - 20th Aug

NASC Streetrod Nationals, Hotrod & Custom Car Show Sunday 27th Aug