Flock Competition Results

The results of the 2023 Flock Competition were announced at this weekends AGM in Halifax. Judge, Geert Dehaese from Belgium spent two weeks travelling from Devon to Inverness to Suffolk judging the 37 flocks. Champion Flock went to Kevin & Anna McCarthys BALLYCREELLY Flock from Co Down, Northern Ireland and Reserve...

Royal Welsh Winners

It was a ram lamb from Harry Elsden's HERTFORD flock that beat off stiff competition to win the Royal Welsh 2023. Judge, Allen McFadden from the ASHLEY flock in Northern Ireland had the difficult job with 17 ram lambs to sort out along with many other big classes showing the...

Juniors take the top awards at the Highland Show

Juniors to the fore proving the future of the breed is in safe hands with two young Members taking the top honours with their ewe lamb on their first trip to the Highland with Hampshires. Eilidh and Innes MacKinnon from the GLEN ETIVE Flock, Berwick on Tweed are just wee lambs...

What A Fabulous National Show!

Numbers and quality were on show at Royal Three Counties for the HDSBA National Show and served as a great advert for the breed. 153 sheep were entered which was the second largest number from one breed at the show which is fantastic seeing as many other associations held their National...

The Sun Shone on the Northern Irish National Show

Champion - Untrimmed Ram Lamb from ASHLEY flock The sun shone for the Hampshire down National show 2023, seeing nearly 90 sheep attending. Judge Mr Harry Elsden of the HERTFORD Flock, Welwyn, England made the journey over. Harry is a keen Hampshire Down breeder and a Butcher by trade. He very...

Hampshires sweep the board at Suffolk Show

Hampshire and interbreed champion from Harry Elsden. Harry Elsdens HERTFORD Ewe Lamb 98Z23010138 swept the board at Suffolk Show not only winning a strong Hampshire section but also winning the Interbreed Sheep title too. Sired by the Champion from the Premier Sale last year, St Paul Darkfruit and out of a...

Royal Bath & West Show

A tremendous achievement when three Hampshire Groups went out for the Interbreed Team of Six Competition with the centre six gaining a second in the shortwool section. Well done Breeders! Breed Champion and Female Champion: Adrian Rundles shearling ewe TREWORTHAL B832200318 sired by Graylen Churchill and out of a home bred...

Belgian National Show

Judge Lucy Heywood from the Thornfalcon Flock, left the show ring at Devon County to make her way to Belgium to judge the Belgian National Show. There was a great turn out of sheep that gave Lucy plenty to think about. Coming out on top was the Ram Lamb from the...

Royal Ulster (Balmoral) Show Results

It was a fantastic day of showing yesterday at Balmoral Show 2023. Our Judge Judith Galbraith of the Graylen Flock, Cumbria saw an excellent turnout of Hampshire Downs in every class. One that stood out was a lovely Ewe Lamb bred by Peter and Harry Stevenson, Lenaderg Flock, which was crowned...

2022 Flock Competition Results

The results of the Flock Competition kindly sponsored by Shearwell Data were announced last night at the AGM Weekend in Belgium. The trophies and prize cards will be sent on! Judge, Jim Fletcher from the Loughan Moss Flock had the mammoth task of judges more than 30 flocks from across the...