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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 2017 Sponsors are:

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


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


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."

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.

McCarthy & Stone

As the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone are delighted to introduce Lonsdale Park; a brand new retirement development on Barleythorpe Road in Oakham, designed exclusively for the over 60s, ideally situated in close proximity to local shops and amenities. Offering a choice of 43 luxury one and two bedroom retirement apartments, Lonsdale Park will be launching in Summer 2017.

Tollers Solicitors

Founded in 1877, Tollers has grown to become a leading regional law firm with offices in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Kettering, Corby, Oakham, Uppingham, Stevenage and Kempston.  While we may have a long history, our eight offices and over 160 staff take a very modern approach to providing high-quality legal services.

Barnsdale Hall Hotel

Hotel, lodges and apartments, leisure club, restaurant and bar, spa, conference, events and weddings - the perfect venue for every occasion. A former hunting lodge, Barnsdale Hall Hotel today offers a wide variety of hotel, lodge and apartment holiday accommodation, extensive ESPA spa and leisure club facilities, restaurant and bar, comprehensive conference services and wedding packages. 

Yarwell Mill Country Park

Steeped in History the postcard picture village of Yarwell with its cottages of creamy limestone now plays host to one the finest parks of its kind in the UK.  This exquisite 27 acre development offers you unrivalled peace and tranquillity in this beautiful corner of the English countryside. Yarwell Mill Country Park is located besidesthe River Nene.  This secure gated development offers secluded outdoor space, and idyllic walks by the river and lake.

Raymond James

Raymond James Investments provide the intimacy of a local practice backed by the resources of a large financial services organisation. We focus on delivering proactive and personalised wealth management to help our clients achieve their goals.



Sturgess Motors


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.

Manor Farm Feeds


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


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


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

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel  


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 www.csellis.co.uk

RUTLAND PLASTICS. Cold Overton Road, Oakham. LE15 6NU. 01572 723476 www.rutlandplastics.co.uk

DUNCAN TOPLIS 14 All Saints Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2PA. 01780 750888 www.duntop.co.uk

ROCKINGHAM CASTLE ESTATE, Market Harborough LE16 www.rockinghamcastle.com

HEGARTY SOLICITORS 48 Broadway Peterborough PE1 1YW  www.hegarty.co.uk

NFU 14 Sheep Market Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 2RB www.nfumutual.co.uk

KING WEST 10 Church Square, Market Harborough LE16 7NB www.kingwest.co.uk

RURAL INSIGHT Burrough-on-the-Hill, Melton Mowbrawww.ruralinsight.co.uk/

RES TRACTORS  www.restractors.co.uk
SHOULER & SON www.shoulers.co.uk

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 Fairs Sun 29th Oct, 19th Nov

Hedge laying Courses 28,29th Oct & 20,21st Jan

Rutland Lions Fireworks 4th November