Great Yorkshire Show 2017
We saw a wet start to the Yorkshire show but this didn't dampen the mood. Supreme Champion was awarded to Thor Atkinson from Cumbria with Felltop Joyce born May '14, sired by Ark Diego and bred by John Stott Cumbria. She was awarded both the Rebecca Seels Memorial trophy for the female champion as well as the British Blonde perpetual trophy for British Blonde breed champion. Taking the Reserve championship was Lucy Corner from Co.Durham with homebred Lucyland Jellybean sired by Fronfedw Arawn born March '14. Junior and Male Champion was awarded to Kate McNeil with Katem McAlan sired by Hallmark Boxster born April '16 from south Yorkshire. Reserve junior was Melissa Donaldson from North Allerton with Donaldson Miss Moneypenny born March '16 sired by Ark Diego. Other class winners were Hilltop Flora once again from Melissa Donaldson, sired by Shapfell Bongo born May '10 who won the senior cow in calf or calf at foot class born before 31st December '13. Ian Appleton from Hartlepool, Cleveland took the honours with Ark Lacey born January '15 again sired by Ark Diego, winning the intermediate heifer class born in 2015. The group of three was won by Lucyland Blondes and the pairs class from the same sire was won by Donaldson Blondes. Judge Roy Kinnish from Aston Botterell, Shropshire who runs the Kinaston herd was delighted to have been asked to judge and impressed with the quality of cattle forward,
''He went on to say; "An exceptional show of Blonde cattle which were a credit to the exhibitors, proving quite a challenge for me to pick out the prize winners. Eventually decisions were made and Felltop Joyce and Lucyland Jellybean took champion and reserve, not forgetting Junior champion Katem McAlan and reserve Donaldson Miss Moneypenny. Congratulations on the turnout of all exhibits."
Check out our gallery for more pictures from the event. https://www.britishblondesociety.co.uk/gallery