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 champion on the day. The Ewe Lamb, sired by Glenbrook The Ranger and Bred from a Lenaderg Ewe, is a very stylish Ewe Lamb that stood out in the lineup. This was Peter and Harry’s first Balmoral Champion since establishing their flock in 2013. Father and Son were completely overjoyed and honoured to have received this yesterday and a big congratulation to them both.
The judge commented ”It was a pleasure to judge at the Balmoral show with a lovely selection of sheep exhibited. My champion was a ewe lamb who initially stood out in a really strong class of ewe lambs and then again in the championship. She is a correct balanced lamb with a fantastic carcass and that little extra something that just catches the eye’
Reserve Champion was an Untrimmed Ram Lamb bred by Allen & Vicky McFadden, Ashely Flock. This Ram lamb sired by Higher Grawley Larkin and from a homebred Ewe Ashely Dakota R34.
The Northern Ireland Club would like to say a big thank you to Judge Judith Galbraith and congratulations to all exhibitors on the day.

On the second day the Hampshire Group of Three from the Fletcher Family, Loughan Moss went on to become Reserve Interbreed Group.

Breed Champion – Lenaderg Ewe Lamb from Peter, Heather & Harry Stevenson

Reserve Breed Champion – Ashley Untrimmed Ram Lamb from Allen & Vicky McFadden

RAM, born on or before 30 November 2022. To be shorn bare on or after 1st April 2023.

1st : McCarthy, Mr Kevin ,Comber ,Ballycreelly Flock
2nd: Lawson, Mr Peter,Bailliesmills , GlenBrook Flock
3rd: Gardiner, Dr Dermot , Ballymena , Ballycreeggy Flock
4th: Fletcher, Mr Jim, Ann & Jonathan ,Comber, Loughan Moss Flock
5th: Doyle, Mr Sean, Castlewellan, LoughBrea Flock
6th: Drumlough Pedigree Hampshire Downs, Newry,
Drumlough Flock

RAM LAMB, untrimmed, born on or after 1st December 2022

1st: McFadden, A& V,Banbridge ,Ashley Flock
2nd: McCarthy, Mr Kevin, Comber, Ballycreelly Flock
3rd: Fletcher, Mr Jim, Ann & Jonathan , Comber, Loughan Moss Flock
4th: Manson, Mr Stirling ,Castlederg ,Dunraven Flock
5th: McCarthy, Mr Kevin, Comber, Ballycreelly Flock
6th: Lawson, Mr Peter , Bailliesmills , GlenBrook Flock

RAM LAMB, trimmed, born on or after 1st December 2022

1st: McFadden, A&V, Banbridge, Ashley Flock
2nd: McCarthy, Mr Kevin, Comber ,Ballycreelly Flock
3rd: Lawson, Mr Peter ,Bailliesmills, GlenBrook Flock
4th: Manson, Mr Stirling & Graham , Castlederg, Dunraven Flock
5th: McCarthy, Mr Kevin,Comber ,Ballycreelly Flock
6th: Stevenson, Mr Peter & Harry, Portadown, Lenaderg Flock

EWE, two-shear and upwards, rearing or having reared a lamb in 2023.

1st: Manson, Mr Stirling & Graham, Castlederg, Dunraven Flock
2nd: McFadden, A& V , Banbridge , Ashley Flock
3rd: Drumlough Pedigree Hampshire Downs, Newry, Drumlough Flock
4th: Wells, Master Jake, Portadown, Whistlinthorns Flock
5th: McCarthy, Mr Kevin,Comber , Ballycreelly Flock
6th: Flanagan, Dr. Heather, Donaghadee, Ballyhay Flock
Ian Robinson Memorial Trophy – Presented by Hampshire Down Ireland for

SHEARLING EWE, shorn bare on or after 1st April 2023.

1st: Fletcher, Mr Jim, Ann & Jonathan , Comber , Loughan Moss Flock
2nd: Fletcher, Mr Jim, Ann & Jonathan ,Comber , Loughan Moss Flock
3rd: Liggett, L&M , Drumquin, Leaghan Flock
4th:Liggett, L&M , Drumquin, Leaghan Flock
5th: Lawson, Mr Peter , Bailliesmills, Glenbrook Flock

EWE LAMB, born on or after 1st December 2022

1st: Stevenson, Mr Peter & Harry, Portadown, Lenaderg Flock
2nd: Manson, Mr Stirling & Graham,Castlederg, Dunraven Flock
3rd: Stevenson, Mr Peter & Harry,Portadown , Lenaderg Flcok
4th: Drumlough Pedigree Hampshire Downs, Newry ,Drumlogh Flock
5th: McFadden, A&V , Banbridge , Ashely Flock
6th: Doyle, Mr Sean ,Castlewellan , Loughbrea Flock
The Woodside Shield – Presented by Mr. and Mrs. H. Mcknight

Best group of three Hampshire Down sheep

SP: Stevenson, Mr Peter & Harry , Portadown, Lenaderg Flock
Res: Fletcher, Mr Jim, Ann & Jonathan ,Comber , Loughan Moss Flock

Novice Class – Presented by Hampshire Down (Northern Ireland).

SP: Stevenson, Mr Peter & Harry, Portadown, Lenaderg Flock
Res: Drumlough Pedigree Hampshire Downs, Newry , Drumlough Flock
Loughan Moss Trophy – Presented by Fletcher Family

Best pair of Hampshire Down lambs

SP: Manson, Mr Stirling & Graham, Castlederg, Dunraven Flock
Res: Stevenson, Mr Peter & Harry, Portadown , Lenaderg Flock

 

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