Competition Shows

Space for your Competition Show to succeed

As the home of the annual South of England Show, the region’s premier agricultural event, our centre is the perfect outdoor venue to host competition shows – particularly those involving animals. With plenty of outdoor space and undercover arena options, we regularly welcome dog and livestock competitions as well as equestrian trials and parades.

Our flexible facilities cover all event requirements, from our stunning purpose-built showground and equestrian arenas to indoor and outdoor sand schools, and even a cross-country course. Our events team also understands what it takes to stage such an event, which means you’re in good hands from the moment you book.

Our range of facilities includes:

  • Four grass show rings
  • Three all-weather arenas
  • Outdoor sand schools
  • 110m indoor sand floored building
  • Cross country course
  • 45 stables
  • 50-acre showground
  • Modern pavilion overlooking showground
  • Large exhibition hall

Call today to arrange a visit and we’ll be happy to create a bespoke package to suit your exact requirements.

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Our dedicated events team is on hand to answer your questions – don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Got a question about our Competition Show spaces? Get in touch.

 

If you would like to speak to one of our representatives contact us on

01444 892048

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What a fantastic Venue. Easy to use and set in a great and beautiful location with good access and a very helpful and professional support team

MPM Events Ltd - Patrick Turner
Organiser, The World of Park and Leisure Homes Show

As a conference centre, the showground at Ardingly has always delivered a first class service. The venue is large and provides sufficient car-parking spaces. Being in the centre of Sussex - its easily accessible - no matter what direction you are coming from. The conference facilities are clean, spacious and elevated overlooking the grounds. The catering is exquisite and always served at the appropriate time. I would highly recommend this venue to those that run seminars, training days or management meetings.

Kieran Diamond
Money Matters Seminar

Our first impressive of the room (Ardingly Room, Norfolk Pavilion) when we walked in was impressive, it was beautifully laid out. The food was excellent and there was nothing that could have been improved upon.

Kathy Flood
Sussex County Bowls Luncheon and Prizegiving

We have had so much positive feedback, including “the venue was great” and “the refreshments were excellent”. We can’t thank you enough for all your support – it made all the difference and I know it will lead to many more local events. This was a great start to the scheme in a fantastic setting.

Liz Bennett
Mid Sussex South Community Voluntary Service

I just wanted to say very many thanks to all involved with organising and catering for Mother's funeral tea. From our perspective, from set up to close, it could not have been smoother and, given the circumstances, it was lovely to know that everything was in hand so that we had nothing to worry about. We cannot think of anything that could have been improved upon and it was exactly as we had hoped for. Our guests were comfortable and relaxed and they obviously enjoyed the food - some very favourable comments were made with recommendations to others along the lines of 'you must just try.

Judith Stanley
Funeral Tea

Events

Horsham & District Canine Society – Dog Show - CANCELLED

Event start: 26/11/2020 9:15 am

Dog Show

South Eastern Prime Stock Winter Fayre

Event start: 26/11/2020 7:00 am

The South Eastern Prime Stock Show, formerly Edenbridge Fatstock Show, has a long tradition of producing strong entries of cattle and sheep ready for market showing the best conformation and quality.

Car Boot Sale - CANCELLED

Event start: 29/11/2020 8:00 am

Every Sunday 8am - 2pm for visitors, sellers from 7am. Refreshments and toilets on-site - no need to pre-book, just turn up!!

Best Parties Ever Christmas Themed Parties "MASQUERADE BALL" - TBC

Event start: 04/12/2020 6:45 pm

Take to your seats for a sumptuous three course dinner amidst the palatial splendour of Venetian masks and classical candelabras. Our authentic entertainment with fabulous vocals, dance and costumes is interwoven with thrilling displays of acrobatics!

Car Boot Sale

Event start: 06/12/2020 8:00 am

Every Sunday 8am - 2pm for visitors, sellers from 7am. Refreshments and toilets on-site - no need to pre-book, just turn up!!

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At the South of England Event Centre, we have the space for your event to succeed. If you would like to know more about our event spaces or have a question about how we can help you make the most of your event, please contact us.

Tel: 01444 892048
Email: eventcentre@seas.org.uk

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