The World Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships are taking place in Gorey, Co Wexford on May 22-25, and many competitors will be warming up at the Balmoral Show. 

In preparation for Gorey, many of the world champions and ex world champions can been seen at Balmoral Show on May 14-16, competing in the different competitions, providing a real international flavour in the Shearing Pavilion over the three days of the show.

Robert Harkness, Chairman of the Balmoral Show Shearing Committee said: “This is quite a coup for us to have the Balmoral Show as a practice run for so many top international shearers. Our local competitors will gain great experience by competing with the best and I’m sure some will give them a run for their money. We will be delighted to welcome the international competitors to the show and hopefully have a chance to beat them on home ground.”