Northumberland County Show Announces Headline Judge

The most prestigious prize at the Northumberland County Show is the JS Hubbuck Champion of Champions Trophy. Head of the Royal Highland Show, David Tennant, has accepted the role of judge for this special competition.

The JS Hubbucks Champion of Champions brings together the very best livestock from almost every section, including beef and dairy cattle, sheep, alpacas, heavy horses and even rabbits. David is very well qualified for judging the lineup of champions, having worked for fourteen years with Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland. David started as a temporary member of staff while studying Geography at Northumbria University, before becoming permanently employed in 2015.

The Royal Highland Show takes place over 4 days in June and attracts around 200,000 visitors each year making it one of Scotland’s largest outdoor events. In addition, David is the lead on Scottish Shows Forum, which holds an annual conference and provides a platform for the Scottish Agricultural Show industry to engage with each other and share good practice.

David said, “Agricultural Shows remain a pivotal part of not just the agricultural but the local community as well. The opportunity and importance of bringing rural and urban together has never been more important to ensure people know where their food comes from and how it is produced.

“Not only are they a great day out to meet old and new friends they are also key for business and as the organiser of a national show the importance of the network of local and county shows to the success of national shows cannot be understated.”

David and his wife Carol, and their 10 month old son, Arthur, will be given a warm welcome to the Show, and can enjoy some of the many attractions and displays, shopping, local food, drinks and live music before the Grand Parade of Champions at 3.30pm.



The Show takes place on Saturday 25th May 2024, at Bywell near Stocksfield. Advance discounted tickets are available on

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