World Galloway Congress Additional Herd Visits

Following the 2016 World Galloway Congress, the Belted Galloway UK Southern Breeders Group and the Riggit Galloway Cattle Society jointly invite delegates to events planned across...

Southern and South West England

There are herd visits, an auction of Belted Galloways, cultural visits and social events

Saturday 13th August
The Belted Galloway UK Southern Breeders Group are holding their annual show and sale at Worcester livestock Market on Saturday 13th. August, where delegates can meet various breeders and watch the show and sale.



Sunday 14th August
By kind invitation of Sir Martyn and Lady Arbib, Howe Mill Estate, Ramsbury, Wiltshire SN8 2PP, a tour of Howe Mill’s top show herd of Belted Galloways: Arrive 10.30am for tea/coffee, demonstrations on what to look for when judging, and how to present cattle for showing, followed by a trailer farm tour. Lunch and an afternoon visit to the famous Howe Mill gardens.


Monday 15th August
A visit to the Taylor family’s commercial operation high on scenic Exmoor, starting with lunch at ‘The Sportsman’s Inn’ – Sandyway, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3LU (Carvery lunch @ £9/head). The farm operation includes breeding groups of Belted and Riggit cows and a tour of their cattle is highly recommended. Finishing with a traditional Devon cream tea back at the farmhouse. Delegates can then make their way down the Exe valley, to Hatherland Mill Farm, Tiverton, where Alison Bunning and family are providing a BBQ for visitors and see their small prize winning herd of Belties and Riggits.


Tuesday 16th August
A tour of hill farms on Dartmoor, taking in Belted and Black Galloways, a pasty lunch, and finishing with a visit to Anton Coaker at Sherberton, in the centre of the ancient Forest of Dartmoor. Here, delegates can view Riggit and White and Belted herds, and retire for further food and festivities. Delegates will need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements for these excursions, but the hosts are happy to advise. A more detailed schedule will be available, with postcodes, and tips on accommodation etc. Please ensure you inform us you’re intending to come along as soon as possible.


Alison Bunning (BGUKSBG) 01398 351165
Hatherland Mill Farm EX16 9PG

Anton Coaker (RGCS) 01364631276
Sherberton Farm PL20 6SF