PHOTOS: CLA awards, fighting rural crime and more at the South of England Show 2019

Sussex Police and Robin Edwards

From a drone demo to the presentation of our annual awards, the CLA had a busy few days at the South of England Show.

The CLA welcomed members of the Sussex Police team onto our stand to give demonstrations of some of their equipment, and take part in a talk and Q&A on rural crime.

Supported by Warners Solicitors and Batcheller Monkhouse, we had a central marquee for three days at the show, held in Ardingly.

The Woodpecker trophy was awarded to Rory and Rufus Clarke, of Cinder Hill Farm, near Horsted Keynes, as nominated by the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG).

The Sussex Young Farmer of the Year award was given jointly to 20-year-old twin sisters Brooke and Esme Kelly, both from Hailsham Young Farmers’ Club, who were awarded the CLA Rose Bowl on behalf of Sussex Young Farmers’ Club.

Click here for more information about our winners.

Below is a selection of photos taken at the show. We wish to thank our partners, speakers and members for their support.

Sergeant Tom Carter answered members' questions on resources, technology, Sussex Police's rural crime strategy and concerns about the 101 reporting service.


Sussex Police brought a along a drone to demonstrate how it is fighting rural crime in the county.

Hundreds of members visited the CLA's marquee over the course of the show

It was thirsty work for Clarence the CLA mascot

CLA South East Regional Director Robin Edwards (right) was interviewed in our marquee by Danny Pike (left) live on BBC Radio Sussex

Hundreds of displays, demos and stands attracted the crowds to Ardingly

Visitors to the CLA marquee had a good view of the main arena