The show goes on despite deluge

AS the unrelenting rain tipped down on the showfield, Jennifer Hyslop, winner of the Champion of Champions prize at Wigtown Show, declared last Wednesday “the best day ever!”

The sodden organisers of the annual event may not have phrased it exactly like that, but the vanguard of the local farming community had turned out with the cream of their livestock to support the show and salvage the most dreadful of days, weather wise.

To top it all, the guest of honour, BBC weather girl Cat Cubie - ironically - was unavoidably delayed due to a tragic incident involving her train.

With 40mm of rain falling, Bladnoch Park’s walkways and arenas quickly turned into rivers of mud. However, farmers who have endured a wash-out summer simply pulled on their wellies and water proofs and got on with the job. The most repeated comment of the day was: “Well, you can’t choose the weather!” The camaraderie was in evidence as everyone helped to free trucks, tractors and trailers stuck in the morass.

Up in North Ayrshire, Miss Cubie, due to present the prizes, was decanted to another train and a car was despatched to collect her at Ayr in a race against time to get her to the show. She arrived about an hour after the prizes had been resented by former show secretary Elaine Ramsay, who handed over the Craig Cup to a delighted Jennifer Hyslop, of Balluskie Farm , Barrhill. Jennifer was showing her pride and joy, 18-month-old Limousin cross heifer Hightown Fantasy.

After Jennifer had place a heartfelt kiss on the winner’s head, she announced this was “The best day ever!” She added that the victory was especially sweet as they had been in the reserve berth last year. Hightown Fantasy has already won at the Highland Show, the Yorkshire Show and Stranraer Show.

Show secretary Helen McColm posted on her Facebook page afterwards: “We wondered how to follow last year’s bicentenary show. Well, this one was certainly different and very memorable! As everyone battled through a very soggy showfield and spells of heavy rain I was overwhelmed by the spirit. It really was a “make the best of it’ type of day. There were lots of challenges and difficulties but I thank everyone who supported Wigtown Show, the numerous trade and stock exhibitors and the many volunteers who gave up their time and worked tirelessly.

“It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves regardless. To top it all, Cat Cubie, our special guest, got caught up in the train incident near Irvine. However, rather than give up and go home, she, with the help of our volunteer driver, was in the showfield by 3pm, just a few hours later than planned and was a lovely guest.

“Thanks to Elaine Ramsay for stepping in at the last minute to present the trophies. Phew! What a day! Roll on next year!”

Show chairman Ross McKie said: “It was amazing how many people came up to say to me what a great time they were having! There were very few complaints. In the showfield, the young handlers got the worst of it but they were all dressed for the weather.

“We had tractors on hand to pull people out of the mud and most of the trade stands needed help to get out as they were at the bottom of the field, but everyone just entered into the spirit of the thing!

“The gate taking will be affected but I was just amazed at the number of the people who turned up to support the show!”

Hightown Fantasy, from Hyslop and Richardson, won the James Craig Perpetual Cup for the most outstanding exhibit in the show, having won the Commercial Cattle Championship. The Reserve to the Champion was the Holstein Champion, Barledziew Shottle Candy, shown by Emma Vance, from HF Vance and Company, Low Barledziew, Sorbie. Well-known stock expert Robert Forsyth from Whithorn took his time to go round the line-up of the best of the breeds standing in the rain. The time he took to study each individual champion indicated the quality of the livestock on parade. The tension was cranked up to Olympic levels before Robert, with a nod of his head and a flick of his crook, finally indicated he had chosen the Commercial Cattle Champion as the winner.

PRIZE WINNERS

TROPHIES and prizes presented at the Wigtown Agricultural Show were:

Craig Cup for Most Outstanding Exhibit in the Show – Hyslop & Richardson

Brown Trophy for Groom, Herdsman or Shepherd of Supreme Champion - Jennifer Hyslop

McIlwraith Salver for Reserve to Champion of Champions – HF Vance & Co

Points Trophy and Scott Stores Trophy and Prize for member gaining most points in the Show – J R McKay

Adams Family, Grange of Bladnoch Trophy for best pair of cattle bred by an Exhibitor – Richard Oxley

Juvenile Stockman Perpetual Trophy for the best Young Cattle Stockman presented by B&J Landers – Ailsa Buchanan

McMillan Shield for Young handler in Sheep sections -David Adams

Wright trophy for best Trade Exhibit – Craig Wilson Ltd

G M Thomson Trophy for contribution to rural land management – David Bertie

GALLOWAY CATTLE

McGill Perpetual Cup for Best Exhibitor-bred Animal - Messrs Wallace

Kirby Salver for best Exhibitor Bred male or female under three years – Messsrs Wallace

Gibson perpetual Champion Cup for best animal, male of female – Messrs Wallace

BELTED GALLOWAY CATTLE

Mochrum Perpetual Trophy for the Champion - Mr & Mrs AF Bell

Jack Cameron Silver Salver for Best Opposite Sex to Champion – Mr & Mrs AF Bell

ANY OTHER PURE BREED NATIVE

Drumfern Perpetual Trophy for Champion – Bill and Jane Landers

CATTLE, ANY OTHER PURE BREED CONTINENTAL

McMillan Trophy for Champion – A & E Vance

COMMERCIAL CATTLE

Dinnans Trophy for Champion – Hyslop & Richardson

Castlewigg Trophy for best beef cow and calf – A & E Vance

Caledonian Marts Perpetual Trophy for best suckled calf – A & E Vance

Appleby Trophy for best YFC female calf – Abby Forsyth

Dowalton Cup for best YFC male calf - Kay McClymont

AYRSHIRE CATTLE

Drummaston Trophy for Female Champion - M W & A Stevenson

Blair Cup for Best Dehorned or Polled Female - M W & A Stevenson

Wigtownshire Ayrshire Cattle Club Cup for highest placed members heifer - Charles Service

McWilliam Cup for Best Exhibitor-Bred Female under two years of age – M W & A Stevenson

Mackie Cup for Group of Three Exhibitor-Bred Females - Charles Service

S.A.I. Cup for Best Exhibitor-Bred Cow or Quey - M W & A Stevenson

Gill Perpetual Cup for Production & Inspection - M W & A Stevenson

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN CATTLE

Wyllie Cup for Champion - HF Vance & Co

High Skeog Cup for Best Exhibitor-Bred Pedigree Female - HF Vance & Co

Sharp Trophy for Best Pedigree Female under 2 years old- C & L Mair

Ian McIlwraith Memorial Trophy for calf under one-year-old - Erin McIlwraith

Drew Trophy for Best Udder – HF Vance & Co

AOPB Dairy

Society Tankard for Champion - Ben Haig

MILK RECORDED SECTION

John Wright Trophy for Best Overall Milk Recorded Cow – HF Vance & Co

CLYDESDALE HORSES

Sir Aymer Maxwell bronze horse for Champion- Archibald Steel & Son

Lynch Trophy for Best Exhibitor-Bred Mare or Filly -Archibald Steel & Co

Woodside Trophy for Best Foal - John McMillan & Family

Kenyon Cup for best exhibitor bred Male – Hugh Ramsay

Points Trophy – John McMillan & Family

Routledge Watch, presented by J McMaster for best Confined Clydesdale – Hugh Ramsay

The Machars Horse Breeding Association & the McGill Smith Challenge Cup represented by Mr Murray McIlwraith for Champion Confined Clydesdale – Hugh Ramsay

LIGHT HORSES

McConnell Cup for Champion - B & S Ackers

Gainsby Trophy for Ridden Section – Anne Jolly

Miami Minstrel Trophy for in-hand section – B & S Ackers

My Gulliver Trophy for Best Pony – Mrs A Forsyth

The ‘Perky’ Memorial trophy for best leading rein pony – James Stuart

DONKEYS

Donkey Championship Tankard – C Young

BLUEFACED LEICESTER SHEEP

Old Hall Trophy for Champion - W N Barrowman

Trophy presented by the late Peter Dougan for the champion Female Bluefaced Leicester - W M Barrowman

SCOTCH MULE

Mrs Janet Edgar Trophy for Champion – LW & MJ Parker

SUFFOLK SHEEP

Walker Cup for Champion - J T Cannon

CHAROLLAIS SHEEP

Carslae Perpetual Snuff Mull for Champion – Robert Templeton

TEXEL SHEEP

Adams family Perpetual Trophy for Texel Champion – Alan C Clark

BELTEX SHEEP

Carse of Clary Cup, presented by McMillan Family for Champion in Beltex Section – A & J Campbell

LLEYN SHEEP

Society Tankard for Champion -J Kingan

SHEEP ANY OTHER BREED

Clydesdale Bank Trophy for Champion – Jane & Katie Landers

RYELAND SHEEP

Society Tankard for Champion – W & R McCornick

Reiffer Park Perpetual Quaich for Best Coloured Ryeland – Chris Smyth

Coloured Ryeland Cup presented by Ryeland Flockbook Society for best coloured female - Chris Smyth

Reiffer Park Quaich presetned by Mr and Mrs D K Barr for best Ryeland White Male – M & R McCornick

BLACKFACE SHEEP

Young Cup for Champion - IRS Bond

Stair Cup for Best Exhibitor-Bred Sheep – J & F Burns

John Cuthbertson Memorial Trophy – G S McClymont

George Porter Memorial Trophy - Robert McTaggert (IRS Bond)

COMMERCIAL SHEEP

Torhousekie Trophy for Champion Pen – Corhulloch Farming Company

Galloway Trophy for best pen of prime lambs from YFC member – Robert W Templeton

GOATS

Nancy McCreath Trophy for Best Female Kid - Nancy McCreath

Scottish Goatkeepers federation trophy or Champion Mrs I McCreath

CarrickTrophy for Reserve Champion - Nancy McCreath

The Tanyard Trophy for Best Goatling - Nancy McCreath

Young Handlers Trophy - Rachel McCreath

FLEECE

Trophy presented by the late Miss Flora Stuart for Champion – Larg Farming Co Ltd

CROOKS AND WALKING STICKS

Hewetson Shield for Best Exhibit – David Seaton

POULTRY

Poultry Show Champion Crystal Bowl presented by Bladnoch Inn and Crown Hotel – Graham Hicks

The Wigtownshire Trophy presented by Penkiln Sawmill - Norman Hall

RESULTS

CATTLE

GALLOWAY BREED

Bull, any age– 1, Michael McCornick, Barquhill, Wigtown

Cow, any age -1, Michael McCornick

Two-year-old Heifer – 1, Messrs Wallace, Over Barskeoch, Dalry; 2, Rena Peterson, Low Three Mark, Stoneykirk. Laura 1st of Low Three Mark.

One-year-old heifer -1, Messrs Wallace

Calf, born on or after 1st September last year -1 & 2, Michael McCornick; 3, Messrs Wallace

Best Pair of Animals – 1, Michael McCornick

Champion – Messrs Wallace. Two year old heifer.

Reserve – Messrs Wallace. One year old heifer

BELTED GALLOWAY BREED

Bull, any age – 1, Mr & Mrs A F Bell, Clifton, Southwick, Dumfries. Cairnsmore Domino ; 2, Bill & Jane Landers, Bargaly , Newton Stewart. Cairnsmore Ewan; 3, Mochrum Estate, Mr David Bertie, Old Place of Mochrum, Port William. Maybeck Andrew.

Cow, any age – 1, Mr & Mrs A F Bell. Clifton Daffodil.

Two year old Heifer – 1, Mr & Mrs A F Bell. Clifton Honey.

One-year-old Heifer -1, Mochrum Estate. Mochrum Lilac 3rd.

Calf, born after 1st September last year – 1, Mr & Mrs A F Bell. Clifton Hebe.

Best Pair of Animals – 1, Mr & Mrs A F Bell; 2, Mochrum Estate.

Champion – Mr & Mrs A F Bell. Cow.

Reserve -Mochrum Estate. One year old heifer.

ANY OTHER PURE BREED NATIVE

Young Bull, under 18 months old on day of Show - 1, Bill & Jane Landers, Bargaly, Newton Stewart. Cairnsmore Eric.

Cow, 3 year and over – 1, Thomas McKinnel, Drumneil , Whauphill. Galla Belinda Goldie

Female, 2 years of age & over on day of Show – 1, Bill & Jane Landers. Cairnsmore Dena Princess; 2, D L Young & Co, East Drummodie, Whauphill. Drumfern Charlotte 2nd.

Female, 1 year of age & over on day of Show – 1, Bill & Jane Landers. Cairnsmore Eloise Scarlet; 2, Bill & Jane Landers. Cairnsmore Emily Sophie; 3, D L Young & Co. Drumfern Naomi 3rd.

Female, under 1-year-of age on day of show -1, Thomas McKinnel. Drumneil Kate.

Best Pair of Animals – 1, Bill & Jane Landers

Champion – Bill & Jane Landers. Young Bull.

Reserve – Bill & Jane Landers. Female, one year of age & over.

ANY OTHER PURE BREED CONTINENTAL

Bull,18 months old & over on day of Show – 1, A & E Vance, Bridgehouse, Whithorn; 2, AK Brooke, Carsecreugh, Glenluce. Brampton Fugitive; 3, Hamish Hamilton, Derrie, Port William. Buckfield Fibby.

Young Bull, under 18 months old on day of show -1, R T Oxley & Co, Barholm Mains, Creetown. Barholm Gonzo; 2, R T Oxley & Co. Barholm Gstar; 3, R T Oxley & Co. Barholm Gizmo.

Cow, 3 years or over -1, D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie. Maybe Cute; 2, Mr James Forsyth, Mid Bishopton, Whithorn. Mid Bishopton Davina; 3, R T Oxley & Co. Norbreck Exotic.

Female,2 years of age & over on day of Show – 1, A & E Vance.; 2, R T Oxley & Co. Norbreck Florence.

Female, 1 year of age & over on day of Show – 1, D & R Cornthwaite. Maybe Fiddle; 2, R T Oxley & Co. Tweeddale Glamourgirl; 3, Ben Haig, Lucewater Blues, Airyhemming, Glenluce.

Female, under 1 year old on day of Show – 1, D & R Cornthwaite. Maybe Girly; 2, A K Brooke. Carsecreugh Hattie.

Best Pair of animals – 1 & 2, R T Oxley & Co; 3, D & R Cornthwaite.

Male Champion – A & E Vance

Reserve – R T Oxley & Co.

Female Champion – D & R Cornthwaite.

Reserve – A & E Vance.

Supreme Champion – A & E Vance. Bull, 18 months old & over.

Reserve – D & R Cornthwaite. Cow, 3 years or over.

YOUNG FARMERS CALVES

Male beef calf (confined to members of Wigtownshire Young Farmers Clubs) -1, Kay McClymont, Carslae, Newton Stewart. Scooby Doo (Limousin X); 2, Abby Forsyth, Mid Bishopton, Whithorn; 3, Landers, Bargaly, Newton Stewart. (Beef Shorthorn).

Female beef calf (confined to members of Wigtownshire Young Farmers Clubs) – 1, Abby Forsyth; 2, William McCornick, Barquhill, Wigtown (Galloway); 3, Landers. (Beef Shorthorn).

Champion male - Kay McClymont

Champion female – Abby Forsyth

COMMERCIAL CATTLE – ANY BREED

Single Bullock from Native Sire or Continental Sire – 1, A & E Vance, Bridgehouse, Whithorn. (Continental); 2, Michael McCornick, Barquhill, Wigtown. (Native).

Single heifer from Native Sire or Continental Sire -1, Hyslop & Richardson, Balluskie, Barrhill. Hightown Fantasy (Continental); 2, Hyslop & Richardson. Private Dancer. (Continental).

Single Bullock, bred by exhibitor – 1, R Templeton & Co, Carslae, Newton Stewart. Scooby Doo. (Limousin Cross); 2, Mr James Forsyth, Mid Bishopton, Whithorn.

Single Heifer, bred by exhibitor – 1, R Templeton; 2, Mr James Forsyth

Beef Calf, under 8 months old on Show day -1, A & E Vance.

Beef Calf, 8-12 months old on Show day – 1, A & E Vance; 2, Mr James Forsyth; 3, A & J Campbell, Carsewalloch, Creetown. Red Rum.

Beef Cow with calf at foot (not eligible for any other class in show) – 1, A & E Vance ; 2, K Forsyth, Oswie, Whithorn. Mrs Brown & Her Boys.

Best Pair bred by Exhibitor – 1, Mr James Forsyth.

Champion – Hyslop & Richardson. Heifer.

Reserve – A & E Vance. Bullock.

AYRSHIRE BREED

Heifer Calf, under one year of age on Show day– 1, M W & A Stevenson, Kirkminnoch, Dunragit; 2, Messrs R & D Wilson, High Barness, Wigtown; 3, C & L Mair, Townhead, Mousewald, Dumfries. Mairs Napier Queenie.

Heifer Stirk, 1 year and over but under two years at date of Show – 1, Messrs Walter A McDowall, Culroy, Glenluce; 2, Messrs R & D Wilson; 3, A Clark & Son, West Glengyre, Leswalt. Glengyre Razzle Lady.

Heifer, in calf or in milk – 1 & 2, Charles Service & Co, Moorpark, Sandhead, Stranraer; 3, Messrs Walter A McDowall.

Cow, having had no more than two calves, in calf or in milk -1, MW & A Stevenson; 2, Charles Service & Co.

Cow, having had no more than two calves, in calf – 1, Messrs Walter A McDowall.

Cow, having had no more than two calves, in milk - 1, M W & A Stevenson; ,2, Walter A McDowall; 3, Charles Service & Co.

Production and Inspection Class - 1, M W & A Stevenson; 2, Messrs Walter A McDowall; 3, Charles Service & Co.

Best two females, of any age, from foregoing classes - 1, M W & A Stevenson; 2, Charles Service & Co; 3, Messrs Walter A McDowall.

Best three females from foregoing classes – 1, Charles Service & Co; 2, Messrs Walter A McDowall.

Champion – M W & A Stevenson. Cow in Milk

Reserve – MW & A Stevenson. Cow, having had not more than 2 calves.

HOLSTEIN BREED

Heifer Calf, under 6 months on Show day – 1, J R McKay & Son, Broughton Mains, Sorbie; 2, I C Morton & Partners, Carsenestock, Wigtown. Carsenestock Iota Krystale.

Heifer Calf, 6 months to 1 year on Show day – 1, C & L Mair, Townhead, Mousewald, Dumfries. Mairs Saruman; 2 & 3, J R McKay & Son.

Heifer Stirk, over 1 year of age on Show day, not showing in calf – 1, J R McKay & Son.

Heifer, in calf or in milk – 1, I C Morton & Partners. Carsenestock Icefyre Annaley; 2, J R McKay & Son; 3, I C Morton & Partners. Carsenestock Bolivia Fillpail.

Cow, having had not more than two calves, in Calf or in Milk – 1 & 2, J R McKay & Son; 3, J & M Cousar & Son, Grange of Cree, Newton Stewart.

Cow, having had more than two calves, in Calf or in Milk – 1, H F Vance & Co, Low Barledziew, Sorbie. Barledziew Shottle Candy; 2, J & M Cousar & Son; 3, I C Morton & Partners. Carsenestock Lancelot Gina.

Production and Inspection Class. Pedigree and non-Pedigree Holsteins. Two records prior to Show – 1, H F Vance & Co. Barledziew Shottle Candy.

Best Two Females of any age, from foregoing Classes – 1, I C Morton & partners; 2 & 3, J & M Cousar & Son.

Best Three Females from foregoing Classes – 1, I C Morton & Partners; 2, J & M Cousar & Son.

Champion - HF Vance & Co. Cow, having had more than two calves.

Reserve – J R McKay & Son. Cow, having had not more than two calves.

MILK-RECORDED SECTION

Best Milk-Recorded Cow - H F Vance & Co.

ANY OTHER PURE BREED

DAIRY CATTLE

Heifer under 2 years of age on Show day, not in calf – 1, A Clark & Son, West Glengyre, Leswalt. Jersey; 2, John Ferguson, Knockefrick, Sorbie. Montbeliarde.

Heifer or Cow in calf - 1, John Ferguson. Montbeliarde.

Heifer or Cow in milk – 1, Ben Haig, Glenbay, Airyhemming, Glenluce. Jersey.

Best two Females -1, John Ferguson.

Champion - Ben Haig. Heifer or Cow in milk.

Reserve – John Ferguson, Heifer or Cow in Calf.

CATTLE YOUNG HANDLERS

16 years and under

Beef section- 1, Megan Forsyth; 2, Alistair Birse; 3, Katie Landers.

Dairy section -1, Ailsa Buchanan; 2, Douglas Buchanan; 3, Robbis McIlwraith.

Champion – Ailsa Buchanan.

CLYDESDALE HORSES

Females

Two-year-old Filly – 1, C Young, Hall Farm, by Ayr. Forneath Lucky Daisy; 2, Mrs Helen McMiken, Upper Barr, Newton Stewart. Luce Bay Flossie.

One-year-old Filly -1, Archibald Steel & Son, Jackton, East Kilbride. Jackton’s Mary Rose.

Brood Mare, with Foal at foot – 1, William Gemmell, Holmhead of Boreland, Kirkcowan. Ingleston Crystal; 2, John M McMillan & Family, Greenan Mill, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Mill Elliebell; 3, James Thomson, Ingleston Mains, Moniaive. Ingleston Tina.

Filly Foal – 1, C Young; 2, William Gemmell. Holmhead Millie.

Colt Foal – 1, John M McMillan & Family. 2, James Thomson. Ingleston; 3, Helen M Smith, Solway View, No 2 Sheddock Cottage, Whithorn. Sheddock’s Alyx.

Female champion – Arcibald Steel & Son. Filly

Reserve – C Young. Two year old Filly

Males

Gelding, three-year-old & upwards. – 1, Hugh Ramsay, Millisle, Garlieston. Spot On; 2, John M McMillan & Family. Mill Jake.

Best One or Two Year Old Colt or Gelding – 1, Hugh Ramsay. Millisle Magic; 2, C Young. Doura Milestone; 3, John Adamson, Glenside Farm, Plean, Stirling. Glenside Rising Star.

Best Gelding of any age -1, Hugh Ramsay.

Draught One Year Old or Two Year Old Entire Colt or Filly. The Clydesdale Horse Society of Great Britain and Ireland will present a shield for the winner of this Class. This shield can only be won once by any animal - 1, John Adamson. Glenside Rising Star.

Male champion – Hugh Ramsay. Gelding.

Reserve – John M McMillan & Family. Colt foal.

Best Pair of Clydesdales, of any age – 1, John M McMillan & Family; 2. William Gemmell; 3, Mrs Helen McMiken.

Best Draught Mare and Two of her Progeny – 1, John M McMillan & Family.

Clydesdale Young Handlers’ Awards – 1, Adamson, Glenside Farm.

Ridden Clydesdale – 1, Laura McCormick, Cherry Valley, Whithorn. Fudge; 2, Jean Tidswell, Burnbank, Low Barness, Wigtown. Culvennan Star Gift.

Overall Champion – Archibald Steel & Son. One year old filly.

Reserve – John Adamson. Draught one or two year old.

LIGHT HORSE -IN HAND

Brood Mare, 14.2 hands and under– 1, Hugh Paterson, Barnpark, Kirkinner. Roubles.

Foal, progeny of above – 1, Hugh Paterson. Miami Crackshot.

One, Two or Three-Year-Old Colt, Filly, Gelding, Mountain & Moorland – 1, Ms Frances Dove, St Johns Street, Creetown. Little Fenwick Heather II; 2, Kimberley Slater, Millburn Avenue, Dumfries. Llwynhywel Rock Star; 3, Lorna Forrest, California, Whithorn. Burnhead Ollie.

One, Two or Three-Year-Old Colt, Gelding or Filly not likely to exceed 14.2 hh at maturity – 1, Hugh Paterson. Miami Hourglass; 2, Ms Frances Dove. Mystic Melody; 3, Isabella Fitzsimmonds, St Couan’s Place, Newton Stewart. Golden Treasure (Lily Rose).

Two, or Three-year-old Colt, Filly or Gelding, likely to exceed 14.2 hh at maturity – 1, B & S Ackers, The Cottage, Carseduchan, Whauphill. Elf; 2, Mrs Ann Dunlop, Pinvalley, Barr. Daunting Melody; 3, Marie Atcheson, Barlae, Kirkinner. Miami Bobby Cruise.

Champion – B & S Ackers. Elf.

Reserve – Hugh Paterson. Miami Crackshot.

LIGHT HORSES - RIDDEN

Leading Rein Pony not exceeding 12 hh and rider, 8 years and under – 1, James Stuart. Blackwood Stables, Carrutherstown. Cherrytop Imperial Starlight. Rider: Bella Waugh.; 2, Mrs Helen McCornick. Stewarton, Kirkinner. Golden Promise. Rider: Ruby McCornick; 3, Colleen hannah, Forteviot gardens, Garlieston. Bethan. Rider: Kaitlyn Marshall.

Mountain and Moorland (including Shetland Pony), 4 years old and over -1, Asley Burns, Kenview, Balmaclellan, Castle Douglas. Hilgarth Balthazar; 2, Judith Copeland, Sun Street, Glenluce. Longfield Oyster; 3, Lorna Forrest, California, Whithorn. Bailey.

Family Pony, confined to exhibitors & riders residing in Wigtownshire & parish of Kirkmabreck, rider to be under 16 years, pony to be under 14.2hh – 1, Alexander Dalrymple, Beechbank, Newton Stewart. Miami Merlin; 2, Jane Fisher, Spittal. Creetown. The Real Squire; 3, Marion Kay, Muirhouse, Seaview Farm, Port William. Lacey Oliver.

Pony, 12.2hh and under, to be ridden by child 12 years and under – 1, James Stuart, Blackwood Stables, Carrutherstown. Small-land Accolade; 2, Carol Black, Main Street, Kirkinner. Starlight Spirit; 3, Lynn Fisher, Cruggleton, Whithorn. Leo.

Pony, over 12.2 hh not exceeding 13.2 hh, to be ridden by child 14 years and under – 1, Wendy Miller-Smith, Closes Croft, Kirkcowan. Chilli Pepper. Rider: Izzy Miller-Smith; 2, Lynn Fisher, Cruggleton, Whithorn. Apache. Rider: Carolyn Fisher; 3, Mr Arthur McNabney, Barsalloch, Newton Stewart. Temple Bradey.

Pony, over 13.2hh not exceeding 14.2hh, to be ridden by child 16 years and under - 1, Mrs A Forsyth, Garden Hill Road, Castle Douglas. Miami Moondust; 2, Lynn Fisher. PJA Noo; 3, Alexander Dalrymple. Miami Merlin.

Ridden Horse, 15.2 hh and under – 1, Hazel Campbell, Dinnans, Whithorn. Gus; 2, Mr Arthur McNabney, Barsalloch, Newton Stewart. Miami Galaxy; 3, Mrs Angela McConnell, Gass Farm, Glenluce. Delilia Boy.

Ridden Horse, over 15.2 hh – 1, Anne Jolly, Calgow, Newton Stewart. Ring The Bell. Rider: Louise Maxwell; 2, Jennifer Garland, Gartlea, Crosshill, Maybole. Dark Moon; 3, Samantha Cloy, Marchside Cottage, Lochanhead, Dumfries. Noble Credit Crunch.

Light Horse Overall

Champion - – B & S Ackers. Elf

Reserve – Anne Jolly, Ridden horse over 15.2hh

DONKEYS

Donkey, Male of any age - 1, C Young, Hall Farm, by Ayr - Mr Feather; 2, Bryce Dalrymple, Beechbank, Newton Stewart - Monreith Herbie; 3,

Champion -  C Young - Mr Feather.

Reserve -  Bryce Dalrymple - Monreith Herbie. 

SHEEP

BLUEFACE LEICESTER SHEEP

Ram, two years old or upwards – 1,  William Murray, High Ersock, Whithorn; 2, William Barrowman, Mid Knockglass, Stranraer; 3, LW & MJ Parker, Old Hall, Newton Stewart. 

Shearling Ram -1,  William Murray; 2&3, LW & MJ Parker. 

Ram Lamb – 1,  LW & MJ Parker; 2&3, Andrew McQuistin, Barnshangan, New Luce. 

Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1,  William Barrowman; 2, Andrew McQuistin; 3, LW & MJ Parker. 

Gimmer – 1 &2 ,  William Barrowman; 3, LW & MJ Parker.

Ewe Lamb – 1&3, Andrew McQuistin; 2,  LW & MJ Parker.

Group of Three Sheep from Blueface Sheep Section – 1,  William Barrowman; 2, Andrew McQuistin; 3, LW & MJ Parker. 

Champion - William Barrowman.Ewe  

Reserve - Andrew McQuistin. Ewe lamb.

SCOTCH MULE

Ewe Lamb – 1,  Andrew McQuistin, Barnshangan, New Luce; 2&3, LW & MJ Parker, Old Hall, Newton Stewart.

Gimmer – 1,  David, Mairi & Ross Adams, Torhousekie, Wigtown; 2, William Murray, High Ersock, Whithorn; 3, LW & MJ Parker.

Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1, LW & MJ Parker; 2, Andrew McQuistin; 3, David, Mairi & Ross Adams. 

Pen of three - 1 & 2. LW & MJ Parker.

Champion - LW & MJ Parker.

Reserve - Andrew McQuistin.

SUFFOLK BREED

Shearling Ram - 1, JR McKay & Son, Broughton Mains, Sorbie; 2, Brian Vance, Mid Skeog, Whithorn.

Ram Lamb – 1 &3 ,  Jim Cannon, Redbrae, Wigtown; 2, JR McKay & Son, Broughton Mains, Sorbie. 

Ewe, having reared a lamb this year - 1,  Jim Cannon; 2, James IA Wallace, Claycrop, Kirkinner; 3, Brian Vance.

Gimmer – 1,  Jim Cannon; 2, James IA Wallace; 3, Janette McNiellie, High Balcray, Whithorn. 

Ewe Lamb – 1,  Jim Cannon; 2, Brian Vance; 3, James IA Wallace. 

Group of Three Sheep from Suffolk Sheep Classes – 1,  Jim Cannon; 2, James IA Wallace; 3, JR McKay & Son. 

Champion -  Jim Cannon. Ewe

Reserve -  James IA Wallace. Ewe

CHAROLLAIS BREED

Ram, two years old or upwards -1, Robert W Templeton, Carslae, Wigtown. 

Ram Lamb -1, Robert W Templeton.

Ewe lamb -1, Robert W Templeton.

Champion -  Robert W Templeton.

Reserve -  Robert W Templeton. 

TEXEL BREED

Shearling Ram -   1,  A McColm, Crailloch, Port William; 2, Allan C Clark, Fineview, Glenluce.

Ram Lamb – 1,  A McColm; 2, Ian Galloway, Glenart, Port William; 3, Andrew Campbell, Dinnans, Whithorn. 

Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1 &2, Allan C Clark; 3, Andrew Campbell. 

Gimmer – 1,  Allan C Clark; 2&3, Ian Galloway. 

Ewe Lamb – 1 &2, A McColm; 3, Allan C Clark. 

Group of Three Sheep from Texel Sheep Classes – 1,  A McColm; 2, Allan Clark; 3, Ian Galloway. 

Champion -   Alan C Clark. Gimmer.

Reserve – Angus McColm. Ewe lamb.

BELTEX BREED

Ram, 2 years old or upwards – 1,  A&J Campbelll, Carsewalloch, Creetown; 2, JL McMillan, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart. 

Shearling Ram -1,  JL McMillan; 2&3, N&J McQuistin, High Airyolland, New Luce. 

Ram Lamb – 1,  JL McMillan; 2, A&J Campbell; 3, N&J McQuistin. 

Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1,  JL McMillan; 2, JR McKay & Son, Broughton Mains, Sorbie; 3, N&J McQuistin. 

Gimmer – 1,  A&J Campbell; 2, N&J McQuistin; 3, JL McMillan. 

Ewe Lamb – 1 &2 ,  JL McMillan; 3, N&J McQuistin.

Group of Three Sheep from Beltex Sheep Classes – 1,  JL McMillan; 2, A&J Campbell; 3, N&J McQuistin. 

Champion – A & J Campbell. Gimmer.

Reserve – J L McMillan. Ewe

LLEYN BREED

Ram, Shearling or upwards – 1 &2 ,  J Kingan, Laneside, New Abbey Road, Dumfries; 3, S&W Hutton, Buittle Mains, Castle Douglas.

Ewe, having reared a lamb this year – 1 &2 , J Kingan; 3, A&W Hutton.

Gimmer – 1 &2,  J Kingan; 3, S&W Hutton.   

Ram Lamb -1&2, J Kingan; 3, S&W Hutton.

Ewe Lamb – 1 &2, J Kingan; 3, S&W Hutton.  

Champion – J Kingan. Ram

Reserve – J Kingan. Gimmer.

RYELAND BREED

Ryeland, Coloured Male – 1, 2 & 3,   Chris Smyth, Urral, Kirkcowan.

Ryeland, Coloured female -1 & 2, Chris Smyth; 3, M & R McCornick, Barquill

Ryeland, White Male -1, M & R McCornick; 2, A & D Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry, Castle Douglas.

Ryeland, White female -1,  A&D Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry, Castle Douglas; 2, M&R McCornick, Barquill, Wigtown.

Champion – M & R McCornick. White male.

Reserve – A & D Hunter Blair. White female.

SHEEP ANY OTHER PURE BREED

Ram, 2 years or upwards -1, Jane & Katie Landers, Bargaly, Newton Stewart - Hill Cheviot - Tank; 2, Corhulloch Farming Partnership, Corhulloch, Mochrum - Berrichon du Cher. 

Shearling Ram -1,  C&H Duffy, Smiddy Bungalow, Dunragit - Zwartble; 2&3, Jane & Katie Landers.

Ewe, having reared a lamb – 1,  Jane & Katie Landers; 2, D&K Keiley, Carton Croft, Dalbeattie - Gritstone.

Gimmer -1,  D&K Keiley; 2, C&H Duffy. 

Ram Lamb – 1,  D&K Keiley; 2,  Jane & Katie Landers; 3, C&H Duffy.

Ewe Lamb – 1, Jane & Katie Landers ; 2, Mrs Helen McCornick, Stewarton, Kirkinner - Zwartble - Stewarton Willa the Wisp. 

Champion – Jane & Katie Landers. Ram.

Reserve – D & K Keiley. Ram lamb.

BLACKFACE SHEEP

Ram, two shear and over – 1, IRS Bond, Glen, Gatehouse of Fleet; 2, Drannandow Farms, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart. 

Shearling Ram – 1 , GS McClymont, Cuil, Newton Stewart; 2, IRS Bond; 3, Drannandow Farms. 

Ram Lamb -1,  Larg Farming Co Ltd., Blairs House, Creetown; 2, Drannandow Farms; 3, IRS Bond. 

Ewe, rearing a lamb this year – 1,  J&F Burns, Craignell, New Galloway, Castle Douglas; 2, G S McClymont; 3, Larg Farming Co. 

Gimmer – 1,  IRS Bond; J&F Burns; 3, GS McClymont. 

Ewe lamb -1,  J&F Burns; 2, Drannandow Farms; 3, IRS Bond. 

Pair of Ewe Lambs – 1,  J&F Burns; 2, Drannandow Farms.

Group of Three Sheep from separate Blackface Sheep Classes – 1,  IRS Bond; 2, J&F Burns; 3, Drannandow Farms. 

Champion –  IRS Bond.

Reserve -  J&F Burns. 

SECTION ‘B’

EWE NOT NECESSARILY FROM REGULAR STOCK

Ewe, with Cross Lamb or lambs at foot – 1&2 ,  LW 7 MJ Parker.

SHEEP YOUNG HANDLERS

Under 14 years

In the non-accredited ring – 1, David Adams, Torhousekie, Wigtown; 2, William Murray, High Ersock, Whithorn – Matthew Cleer; 3, Dafydd Gwynne, Garden Cottage, Castlewigg, Whithorn.

COMMERCIAL SHEEP

Pen of Three Lambs Cross Bred from Blackface Ewe and Leicester Ram – 1 & 2, LW & MJ Parker, Old hall, Newton Stewart.

Pen of Three Lams from Charollais sire – 1, Corhulloch Farming Partnership, Corhulloch, Port William; 2, Ross McKie, Ballaird, Wigtown

Pen of Three Lambs from Texel sire – 1,Sandy McCreath, Newtonhill, Kirkinner; 2, Corhulloch Farming Company; 3, David, Mairi & Ross Adams, Torhousekie, Wigtown

Pen of Three Lambs, any other breed – 1 & 2, Corhulloch Farming Company; 3, P Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry, Castle Douglas.

Pen of Three Prime Lambs, of any breed or cross. (Confined to members of Young Farmers’ Clubs) – 1, Robert W Templeton, Carslae, Wigtown; 2, Eilidh Parker, Old Hall, Newton Stewart; 3, Kay McCymont, Carslae, Newton Stewart.

Champion – Corhulloch Farming Company.

Reserve – Sandy McCreath.

GOATS

COLOURED GOATS

Milker. Female Goat that has borne a Kid, any age in milk – 1,  Mrs I McCreath, Polquhanity, Carsphairn - Kenside Tiree; 2,  Mrs Nancy McCreath, Newtonhill, Kirkinner - Chapman Freda; 3, Mrs I McCreath - Kenside Parsley.

Goatling. Female Goat that has not borne a Kid over 1 year, but not exceeding 2 years at date of Show – 1,  Mrs Nancy McCreath. 

Female Kid, over 2 months and under 1 year at date of Show – 1&2,  Mrs Nancy McCreath; 2, Mrs I McCreath.

Young Handlers, 16 years and under – 1, Rachel McCreath, Polquhanity, Carsphairn; 2, Naomi McCreath, Polquhanity, Carsphairn = Sarah McCreath, Polquhanity, Carsphairn.

Champion - Mrs I McCreath. Coloured milker

Reserve - Mrs Nancy McCeath. Coloured milker

FLEECE COMPETITION

Blackface Ewe & Wether (Mattress style) – 1,  Anne Johnstone, Bellymack Hill, Laurieston. 

Blackface Ewe & Wether (Fine or Newton Stewart style) –1 &2 ,  Larg Farming Co, Ltd, Blairs House, Creetown; 3, Anne Johnstone.

Cheviot – 1,  Mr & Mrs Robert Carr, Airyolland, Port William; 2, Anne Johnstone. 

Greyface, Mule, Lustre and Sundry – 1,  Anne Johnstone. 

Fine and Medium – 1&3, Anne Johnstone; 2, Maud Walker, Barwinnock, Whauphill.

Naturally coloured – 1 &3 ,  Chris Smith, Urrall, Kirkcowan; 2, Anne Johnstone.

Champion – Larg Farming Co Ltd

Reserve – Mr & Mrs Robert Carr

CROOKS & WALKING STICKS

Walking Sticks, plain wooden, one piece – 1,  Ian McConchie, Hinton, Gatehouse of Fleet; 2, David Seaton, Torcy Drive, Girvan; 3, G Cthbertson, Lochton Mill, Barrhill. 

Walking Sticks, plain wooden, jointed – 1,  David Seaton; 2, Ian McConchie; 3, GS McClymont, Cuil, Newton Stewart. 

Walking Stick, plain hornhead -1,2&3, Ian McConchie.

Walking Stick, ornamental wooden, one piece -1,  Jim Wallace, Kilquhockadale, Kirkcowan. 

Walking Stick, ornamental wooden, jointed -1,2&3, Ian McConchie. 

Walking Stick, ornamental hornhead –  1 &2,  David Seaton; 3, Ian McConchie.  

Shepherd’s Crook, wooden, one piece –  Robert Houstin, Main Street, Barrhill.

 Shepherd’s Crook, hornhead – 1 &3, Robert Houstin; 2, G Cuthbertson, Lochton Mill, Barrhill. 

Walking Stick, with antler stick head – 1, 2 & 3, G Cuthbertson

POULTRY

Best in Show – GR Hicks - Steinbacher Goose M.

Reserve Best in Show and Best Opposite Sex to Champion – I & L Allonby - Black Pekin F.

Best Large Fowl Soft Feather Light – I & L Allonby’s Hamburgh F.

Best Large Fowl Soft Feather Heavy – D. & P. Fontana’s Gold Brahma M.

Best Large Fowl Hardfeather – B Welsh’s Old English Game Grey F.

Best Bantam Soft Feather Light – C. Parker’s White Leghorn F.

Best Bantam Soft Feather Heavy – J Houston’s Black Orpington M.

Best Bantam Hardfeather – JW Crowther’s Old English Game M.

Best True Bantam – I & L Allonby’s Black Pekin F.

Best Light Duck – GR Hicks’ Indian Runner M.

Best Heavy Duck – GR Hicks’ Pekin M.

Best Call Duck – G & S Thurland’s White F.

Best Bantam Duck – GR Hicks’ Crested F.

Best Pair Waterfowl – A Taylor’s White Calls.

Best Goose & Best Waterfowl – GR Hicks’ Steinbacher M.

Best Rare – I & L Allonby’s Old English Pheasant Fowl M.

Best Ex Battery Hen – L McDonald-Brown.

Best Trio – GR Hicks’ Campbell Ducks.

Best Eggs – J Houghton-Wallace’s 3 turkey.

Best Utility/Hybrid – C Hannah’s Rhode Rock F.

Best Pet – L Forrest’s White Silkie M.

Best Marans – W & M Blyth’s Large M.

Best Silkie in Regional Club Show – P Paul’s large white F.

Best Silkie Eggs – P Paul.

Best Open Junior – Master JW Crowther’s Old English Game M.

Best Open Juvenile – Miss S Crowther’s Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte F.

Best Wigtownshire Junior – Miss C Cleer’s Serama M.

Best Wigtownshire Juvenile – Master M Cleer’s Gold Sebright F.

Best Wigtownshire Senior & Best Wigtownshire Exhibit – N Hall’s Large Old English Game Partridge F.

Best Junior Handler – Master JW Crowther.

Best Juvenile Handler – Miss S Crowther.

Best Open Junior Eggs – Miss P C Dale-Sunley.

Best Open Juvenile Eggs – Master C Robertson.

Best Decorated /Painted Egg – L Wilson.

Best Photograph – Miss S Gladstone.

Best Painting – M Atcheson.

Best Greetings Card – W Miller-Smith.