Show’s success put in the hands of Hartpury students in new competition


Hartpury students have been given a unique opportunity to shape the future of one of the country’s most successful agricultural shows through a new competition.

The Royal Three Counties Show and Hartpury have teamed up to introduce a competition aimed at giving groups of students the chance to put their stamp on the direction the Show takes in the near future.

Hartpury’s Innovation and Careers Enterprise Principal Lecturer, Gill Reindl, who is part of the team behind the new competition said: “This is a great opportunity for our students to get involved in a competition which will present them with real world challenges and put their skills of delivering a realistic strategic plan to the test.

“It’s a unique opportunity for them to make an impact on an agricultural business and enrich their CV whilst they’re still students. The competition will put them face to face with company directors and board members and give them a sense of how business works outside of the confines of education.”

The aim of the competition, which will launch at the Malvern Autumn Show (26th and 27th September, 2015), is for students to take a critical look at the Royal Three Counties Show and come up with a medium-term strategy for development of the show.

The competition will be open to all students, who will be expected to enter in teams of three or four, at agricultural colleges and universities throughout the country. The winning team will win an all-expenses paid trip to the Paris International Agricultural Show in 2017 as well as the opportunity to sit on the Royal Three Counties Show Committee for a year.

Ken Nottage, Chief Executive of the Three Counties Agricultural Society, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Hartpury College to launch this new competition. This is an exciting opportunity for young people to influence England's largest livestock and equine show.”

Full details of the competition can be found on the Three Counties website at (

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