The Association

The Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders’ Association is a group of like-minded people all dedicated to progressing and promoting the breed, whether it be in the show ring or selling commercially.

We exist to further the breed through selective breeding and education. We also hold a number of sales every year starting with Stirling in the spring to Carlisle in the Autumn with our Premier Breeders sale at the end of June. There are many shows up and down the country that have Hampshire Down classes. The AGM weekend held in the Autumn is a great social event.

HDSBA is managed by a council, whose members act both as company directors and charity trustees. The Council is chaired by the Association’s president and advised by a series of committees. The Association’s administration is designated to the secretary.



Roy McFarlane

Tel: 01786 833 370 Mobile: 07770 567 561 Email:

Vice President

Judith Galbraith

Tel: 01539 567 704 Mobile: 07824 349 275 Email:

Hon Treasurer

Robert Vincent

Tel: 01994 484 571

Breed Secretary

Gayle Bersey

47 Morview Rd, Widegates, Looe, Cornwall PL13 1QE
Telephone:  07932 758 689  10.0am and 2pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Membership, Registrations and Accounts

Janet Hill

Plan Farm, Kingarth, Isle of Bute PA20 9LX
Telephone 07917 833 215

Council Members 2019

Mr J Barnard, Mr J Birkwood, Mr H Derryman, Mr H Elsdon, Mrs J Galbraith, Mrs A Halcrow, Mr T Hunter, Mr A Jones, Mrs E Jones, Mr S Jones, Miss C Lake, Mr A McFadden, Mr R McFarlane, Mr J Mercer, Mr P Meredith, Mr D Middleditch, Mrs J Ritchie, Mr R Rundle, Mr R Small, Mr G Todd, Mr S Williams

Co-opted for 2019: Mr K McCarthy, Mr O Williams

Committee Chairs

Breed Development: Owen Williams

Education and Training: Jon Barnard

Export: Judith Galbraith

Finance and General Purpose: Robert Vincent

Marketing: Catherine Lake

Sales: Tim Hunter

Shows and Judges: Alison Halcrow

Regional Contacts


Secretary: Liz & Stephen Short Email:


Secretary: Marion Jones Email:


Co-ordinator: Hannah Delaney (nee Naylor) Email:


Secretary: Rose Haynes Email:


Secretary: Lorna Rennie Email:

Events Secretary: Frances Glass Email:


Secretary: Vicky McFadden Email:


Co-ordinator: Adrian Curtin Email:


Secretary: Els Destrebecq Email: