06 Apr 2023

New Venue Confirmed for the 2023 ABAB Calf Show

Holstein UK are pleased to announce that a new venue has been secured for the 2023 All Breeds All Britain Calf Show.

We are delighted to be working with NAEC Stoneleigh to host this year’s event which will take place from the 6th to 8th October. The move comes after the ABAB Calf Show’s previous home, the East of England Showground, announced that it would be unable to host this year’s event.

Located in Warwickshire, NAEC Stoneleigh will provide a central base for the 2023 event which will see seven dairy breeds come together and celebrate young breeders from the UK dairy industry. The new venue was agreed by the Holstein UK Board of Trustees with location, accommodation and general facilities available for the show being carefully considered. The show will take place in Halls 1 & 2, which will provide a clean modern and spacious footprint for the event.

Stoneleigh offers a 58 bedroom hotel on-site which is in walking distance of the main exhibition spaces. Additionally, there is a huge range of accommodation in the local area, with around 1,000 beds within a ten-mile radius to suit all budgets. There will also still be the opportunity to bring a tent or caravan and stay at the showground, with electric hook-ups available if required.

National HYB Coordinator, Naomi Lewis, commented. “After several successful years at the East of England Showground, we look forward to welcoming young breeders to Stoneleigh. The new venue will continue to provide young breeders from all dairy breeds the opportunity to come together to showcase their showmanship skills and show their calves. We are very pleased to have found a venue which is in such a central location for the majority of our exhibitors.”

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming the wonderful team at Holstein UK to NAEC Stoneleigh this October. Our central location and agricultural heritage provides the scope to expand and develop the historic event.” Lowri Croydon, Head of Venue Sales.

We would like to thank all exhibitors for their patience during this transition period. Please note that we are still in the planning stages of the event therefore still finalising some of the finer details, further information will be made available in due course. 

For queries, please contact:

Naomi Lewis

07593 440428  |