Quality Throughout for the HDSBA National Show

Royal Three Counties Show again played host to the 2024 HDSBA National Show with great entries coming from Cornwall to Dumfries. The biggest class of the day saw 21 ewe lambs, with 18 shearling ewes and 16 trimmed ram lambs, all an impressive sight for those that stopped to watch. Judge for the day was John Mercer from the Moybrick Flock in Northern Ireland and has been in the breed since 1975. He commented ‘I was very impressed by the overall quality of Hampshire Downs on show at the National and thank you to all those who entered’

Mr Mercer picked his Champion from the Recorded Ram Lamb in top 25% of the breed class proving he had looks as well as good performance figures behind him. This was Graylen 24Y2405993 from Graham & Judith Galbraith, Kendal who are no strangers to the prize winners list at National Shows. The Judge said ‘My Champion was an outstanding well balanced ram lamb, true to breed, he displayed tremendous strength, length, mobility and gigot’ This ram lamb was sired by the 4600gns Thornfalcon Odyssey and out of a homebred ewe.

Reserve Champion went to the Shearling Ram Westland Imperial 84L2300639 and exhibited by Stephen Short from the Highcliffe Flock in Halifax. Stephen bought the Westland Flock in the spring after the retirement of Lewis Knight and Stephen is certainly doing the breeding credit by bringing them out so well. ‘The Reserve Champion was an impressive Shearling Ram again true to breed he was a strong, powerful animal well fleshed with plenty of gigot’ commented Mr Mercer.

Female Champion went to the Shearling Ewe 15X2300283 from David, Denise & Harry Middleditch ST-PAUL Flock from Suffolk. Sired by St-Paul Corona Extra and out of a home bred ewe.

Reserve Female Champion went to Treworthal B832400060 from Adrian Rundle from Cornwall. This ewe lamb is sired by Treworthal Firestorm and a home bred ewe.

Chapman & Wadkins Group of Three went on to win the Reserve Interbreed in the Terminal Sire Group of Three class.

Full Results & Photos:

Champion & Male Champion: Graham & Judith Galbraith GRAYLEN Performance recorded Ram Lamb

 

Reserve Champion & Reserve Male Champion: Stephen Short HIGHCLIFFE Shearling Ram (Westland)

Female Champion: David & Denise Middleditch & Son ST-PAUL Shearling Ewe

Reserve Female Champion: Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL Ewe Lamb

Ram, 2 shear or older

1st John Grossick ROCKHALL F202200494

2nd Manners & Dilibero SEAWELL

3rd Tom & Tash Bougourd LOXHILL

4th Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL

Shearling Ram

1st Stephen Short HIGHCLIFFE 84L2300639

2nd Harry Elsden HERTFORD

3rd Terrett & Ryan-Lowes CHERRYWICK

4th David & Vivien Miles ROTHER VALLEY

 

Ram Lamb

1st Stephen Short HIGHCLIFFE 22Z2400676

2nd Chapman & Wadkins EPPLEBY

3rd Harry Elsden HERTFORD

4th Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL

Recorded Ram Lamb in top 25%

1st G & J Galbraith GRAYLEN 24Y2405993

2nd Manners & Dilibero SEAWELL

3rd Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL

4th Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL

Untrimmed Ram Lamb

1st G & J Galbraith GRAYLEN 24Y2405990

2nd Terrett & Ryan-Lowes CHERRYWICK

3rd Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL

4th John Harrison CROFTHEADS

Ewe, 2 shear or older

1st Tom & Tash Bougourd LOXHILL F352200004

2nd Terrett & Ryan-Lowes CHERRYWICK

3rd Chapman & Wadkins EPPLEBY

4th David & Vivien Miles ROTHER VALLEY

Shearling Ewe

1st D & D Middleditch & Son ST-PAUL 15X2300283

2nd G & J Galbraith GRAYLEN

3rd Chapman & Wadkins EPPLEBY

4th Chapman & Wadkins EPPLEBY

Ewe Lamb

1st Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL B832400060

2nd Chapman & Wadkins EPPLEBY

3rd Chapman & Wadkins EPPLEBY

4th Amy Byford LAWSHALL

Untrimmed Ewe Lamb

1st D & D Middleditch & Son ST-PAUL 15X2400344

2nd Ali Tory SHAPWICK II

3rd Terry Simmonds DUCHY

4th Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL

Group of Three Lambs

1st G & J Galbraith GRAYLEN

2nd Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL

3rd Stephen Short HIGHCLIFFE

4th Amy Byford LAWSHALL

Exhibitor Bred Pair

1st Manners & Dilibero SEAWELL

2nd Chapman & Wadkins EPPLEBY

3rd Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL

4th G & J Galbraith GRAYLEN

Group of Three

1st Chapman & Wadkins EPPLEBY

2nd Manners & Dilibero SEAWELL

3rd Tom & Tash Bougourd LOXHILL

4th Adrian Rundle TREWORTHAL

Junior Handler Pairs Class – Champions

Overall Champion Richard Rundle & Archie Roberts

Junior Handler Pairs Class

First prize Juniors Harry & Charlie Bougourd

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