The Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern, is one of the largest agricultural events in the UK, welcoming more than 8000 entries across its livestock and equine sections and seeing more than 96,000 people pass through its gates across the event’s three days.
Organised by the Three Counties Agricultural Society, the show came about following the founding of the Herefordshire Agricultural Society in 1797, with the first show taking place in 1798 in the streets of Hereford.
Following that and after the emergence of the Three Counties Agricultural Society covering the neighbouring counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, the show travelled to different venues each year, rotating around each county in turn until settling at the permanent showground at Malvern in 1958.
From its early foundations the Society, has through various activities sought to promote agriculture, horticulture, aboriculture, forestry, rural crafts and conservation for the public benefit with the Royal Three Counties Show a central part of this activity, giving livestock producers, machinery manufacturers and others in the allied trades an opportunity to showcase their businesses to the agricultural community as well as the wider public.
Today the Society is committed to supporting farmers, growers and horticulturists in the region and developing understanding between urban and rural communities.
Also committed to promoting agriculture as a career for the future the Society is organizer and host to the Young Stars event, a team-based competition for young people in the livestock sector.
The Royal Three Counties Show is delighted to welcome the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society’s Summer National Show and the World Angus Forum to Malvern in 2017, having last hosted the Society’s Summer National in 2014.