Battens Solicitors Limited Unaffiliated Show Jumping

  We are delighted to announce that Battens Solicitors will once again be sponsoring our under 16’s show jumping at the Melplash Show again in 2020.  In order to compete at Melplash Show riders need to qualify at one of the regional shows throughout the year.  Not only will qualifiers win prizes at their qualifying show but they will also […] Continue Reading

Welcome to our new President, Chairman and Vice Chairman

The Melplash Agricultural Society is pleased to welcome Mr Nigel Jones as its new President for 2020, and Mr James Vickery as its Chairman for 2020 and 2021.   Nigel succeeds Mr Tim Frost, the 2019 President.   James who has been Vice Chairman for the last two years, takes over the Chairman’s reins from Mrs Jo Sage.  Tim and Jo both […] Continue Reading

2019 Show Photos by Maria Sage

2019 Show photos by Maria Sage. You can order copies of photographs you see here by emailing her on

2019 Show Photos by Tim Russ

2019 Show photos by Tim Russ. You can order copies of photographs you see here from him 07733 519367

2019 Show Photos by Alan McNamee

2019 Show photos by Alan McNamee. You can order copies of photographs you see here from Image Photography: telephone 07787 761368.

2019 Ploughing Match results

Despite a previous night of horrendous gales and heavy rain, the Melplash Agricultural Society Ploughing match still went ahead with only two ploughmen not turning up on the day proving that even in wet weather ploughmen are still prepared and proud to demonstrate their skills! The Society’s Ploughing Chairman, Tim Frampton thanked Mr Darren Cooper and Mr Kevin Groves for […] Continue Reading

2019 Hedgelaying Results

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual Hedgelaying Match took place along Camesworth Lane in Melplash, by kind permission or Mr John Warren, where there was some brilliant and consistent hazel hedges for all the 40 competitors to lay over the allocated 5 1/2 hrs.  With stiff competition coming from as far afield as the Isle of Wight, Warminster, Gloucestershire, Devon and […] Continue Reading

Hedgelaying Taster Day

To keep alive the skills and craftsmanship traditionally used in the conservation of hedgerows, the Melplash Agricultural Society will be running a free ‘taster’ day on Sunday 15th September 2019 to introduce those interested in learning the skill of laying a hedge Dorset-Style.  The session will take place on a piece of hedge along Chilcombe Lane, just outside Chilcombe near […] Continue Reading

Live Lamb Results 2019

The live lamb competition sponsored by S J Norman & Sons is held annually on the Melplash Show ground on the Tuesday before Show Day and marks the start of the annual show.  Sheep farmers who enter bring along a matching pair of lambs to be judged.  After judging they are taken to the local abattoir (S J Norman & […] Continue Reading