It was an honour to be asked to judge the 2019 English National Show at The Royal Norfolk Show. Thank you to the Society and Show for a very well organised day and thank you to the exhibitors for all their time and effort in turning out such a super show of Simmies.
In the Junior Heifer class Sacombe Hawaii’s Jessica caught my eye as soon as she came in. Very sweet, well fleshed and a very good mover, just my kind of heifer. This heifer went on to be Junior and Reserve Female Champion. Second place went to Heathbrow’s much younger Girlies Jewel, a very correct, well fleshed heifer for her age, third was Ashland Lucy Jezebel, another quality heifer.
The second class again had a clear winner in Heathbrow Jasmine, a powerful heifer, but still very feminine. There wasn’t a lot between second and third, Brandane Jane just having slightly more flesh than Perrywood Jasmine.
The third heifer class was easily won by Cade Irresistible, a similar style of heifer to the winner of the previous class, fleshy but still feminine. Storersmith Isla in second was a nice long heifer, just unlucky to have the Cade heifer overpower her.
Popes Princess Immie gave me another clear winner in the fourth class, a fleshy heifer who paraded very well. The next two heifers were a similar type, but Beeches Isabella had more width through the front end compared to Penton Indigo.
Two very powerful heifers led class 5. Popes Nellys Ilia taking first, being the more feminine and better balanced of the two. Heathbrow Girlies Ivy stood second. The Jukes’ Swallowhill Isabelle stood third, a lovely long female, just not carrying as much flesh as the first two.
We just had two entries in the Junior cow class, both working hard with nice calves at foot. Theberton Honey was the deeper bodied of the two with a bit more shoulder than her herd mate Hollie.
The Intermediate cow class was led by Kennox Divas Gena, being the widest and biggest of the three. Sway Gorgeous Girl stood second, another big cow, but just not having the width through the front end of the first cow. Fircovert Glamour Bluebell came in third, just missing the scale of the other two.
In the Senior cow class, I found my Champion. I immediately fell for Sacombe Dandelion Oma when she floated into the ring saying, “Look at me!”. She wasn’t the biggest cow in the class, but to me she was everything a Simmie cow should be. Very feminine, well balanced, good length and width, especially through the backend, good locomotion, loads of milk, and a super young bull calf at foot. Second place went to Theberton Emma 2nd, another well balanced, breedy cow.
The first class of males was won by Sacombe Joker, maybe a bit raw on the day, but the most correct and well put together young bull in the class. Second was the heavier, but less balanced Popes Jethro, and third went to the nice shaped Scotland Hill Jackaroo.
The second bull class found me my Junior Male Champion in Scotland Hill Juggernaut, a growthy, well fleshed young bull. Second and third were two similar bulls, Storersmith Jumanji and Penton Jolly, unfortunately Jolly was lame, so took third.
My Male and Reserve Overall Champion came from the next class, again a clear winner, Heathbrow Important towered above the other two entries in the class. His length, cleanness and power are what we have been looking for in a stockbull, and I’m pleased to say that he has since come home to Blackford. Second place went to the bouncy, but well-made Fircovert Isaac with Shannock Ice-T being third.
The four senior bulls were split into two types, my preference was for the smoother fleshed more traditional Drumsleed Explosion in first and Sway Hector in second.
I was very proud to see the Simmental team of five going on to win the prestigious Heygates Interbreed Team of Five competition, and Heathbrow Important taking the Male and then Supreme Interbreed Champion later in the show.
Thank you again to everyone involved for their hospitality and hard work at the show.
|DATE: 26th June to 27th June 2019||JUDGE: Mrs A MacPherson|
|CLASS & POSITION||NAME OF ANIMAL||SIRE||DAM||EXHIBITOR|
|Female & Overall Breed Champion||SACOMBE DANDELION-OMA||CLONAGH WORLD CLASS||SACOMBE VIVIENNE-OMA||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|Male Champion, Reserve Overall & Reserve Best Of Breed||HEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE||D A & L A SAPSED|
|Junior Champion & Reserve Female Champion||SACOMBE HAWAII’S JESSICA||STERLING HAYMAKER 16||STERLING BACARDI’S HAWAII||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|Reserve Male Champion||SCOTLAND HILL JUGGERNAUT 18||POPES FENDT 14||SCOTLAND HILL WISTERIA GRACEFUL||MR THOMAS HILL|
|Reserve Junior Champion||HEATHBROW JASMINE||SCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11||HOCKENHULL CLAIRE 21ST||D A & L A SAPSED|
|Best Animal Bred & Exhibited by a Breeder whose herd is based within Norfolk||1. FIRCOVERT ISAAC 17||HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10||FIRCOVERT CECILIA||MR P GUNTHER|
|2. WILLIAMS CRYSTAL’S JEWEL||CLONAGH DIEHARD GALLANT||WILLIAMS SIMONE’S CRYSTAL||MRS H CLARKE|
|Heifer, born on or between 1st January & 31st March 2018||1. HEATHBROW JASMINE||SCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11||HOCKENHULL CLAIRE 21ST||D A & L A SAPSED|
|2. BRANDANE JANE||AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9||STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDI||MR J MCMILLAN|
|3. PERRYWOOD JASMINE||DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15||PERRYWOOD WISPA||MISS B A BORLASE|
|4. ATLOW JEALOUSY||AUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9||STERLING ALICIA’S DOLL||MR D DONNELLY|
|5. SWALLOWHILL JANUARY||HILLCREST CHAMPION||RACEVIEW ETERNAL VERONA||MRS A JUKES|
|6. FIRCOVERT JESSICA||BEETLEY GATSBY 15||FIRCOVERT GILDA||MR P GUNTHER|
|Heifer, born on or between 1st August & 31st December 2017||1. CADE IRRESISTIBLE||SCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11||THURSFORD SADIE 19TH||PAUL CADE|
|2. STORERSMITH ISLA||LISGLASS BARNABUS 10||KILBRIDE FARM DORA 34A||R & L STORER SMITH|
|3. KEY WENONA||DENIZES FIELDMARSHALL 14||STERLING NAOMI’S WENONA||M/S G D KEY & SONS|
|4. EATON ICE ICE BABY||SKERRINGTON FRANKLYN 14||EATON ROXY 1ST||A J & S D HEATH|
|Heifer, born on or between 1st April & 31st July 2017||1. POPES PRINCESS IMMIE||KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11||POPES PRINCESS CLEO||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|2. BEECHES ISABELLA||NORMAN ESQUIRE 13||BEECHES BUTTON||C H CARTER|
|3. PENTON INDIGO||KILBRIDE FARM BALLINTOY 10||ATLOW BREEZE||MR R L PENNINGTON|
|4. BOARS HEAD NELLY 7TH||DRUMSLEED EXPLOSION 13||BOARS HEAD NELLY||MR R J GRENHAM|
|5. SHANNOCK ISA||SHANNOCK FINN 14||TULLA BEAUTY||MR I & MRS J TURVEY|
|Heifer, born on or between 1st January & 31st March 2017||1. POPES NELLYS ILIA||SWINGLETREE EMPOROR 13||POPES NELLYS DAZZLER||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|2. HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S IVY||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S FREESIA||D A & L A SAPSED|
|3. SWALLOWHILL ISABELLE||GLENTURK DYNAMIC 12||SWALLOWHILL BLUEBELLE||MRS A JUKES|
|4. SWAY SWEET CHESTNUT||OIDIPUS VODNANSKY||SWAY GINGERNUT||MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD|
|5. FIRCOVERT IMOGEN||HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10||FIRCOVERT EDWINA||MR P GUNTHER|
|6. THEBERTON IRIS||THURSFORD ANT 09||THEBERTON VERA 2ND||MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY|
|Cow or Heifer, born in 2016 in milk with calf at foot or certified in calf and due to calve before 3 years of age||1. THEBERTON HONEY||KEY ERIC 13||THEBERTON VENUS||MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY|
|2. THEBERTON HOLLIE||CELTIC BRYAN||THEBERTON ABAGAIL||MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY|
|Cow, born in 2014 or 2015 in milk or certified in calf at the time of the show||1. KENNOX DIVA’S GENA||AUCHORACHAN WIZARD||KENNOX TARA’S DIVA||MR D DONNELLY|
|2. SWAY GORGEOUS GIRL||SWAY DRUMMER BOY 12||SWAY ROSY POSY||MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD|
|3. FIRCOVERT GLAMOUR BLUEBELL||BURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10||FIRCOVERT BLUEBELL||MR P GUNTHER|
|Bull, born on or after 1st April 2018||1. SACOMBE JOKER P 18||LANGMOSE LUDVIG||SACOMBE FOXY-BOUQUETTE||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|2. POPES JETHRO 18||WOODHALL FERRARI 14||POPES NELLYS SUPRISE||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|3. SCOTLAND HILL JACKAROO 18||GLENTURK EXTRA SPECIAL 13||SCOTLAND HILL AVRIL 3RD||MR THOMAS HILL|
|4. SACOMBE JUGGERNAUT 18||DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15||SACOMBE DANDELION-OMA||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|5. FIRCOVERT JOHN 18||HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10||FIRCOVERT CECILIA||MR P GUNTHER|
|6. WILLIAMS JIMMY 18||CLONAGH DIEHARD GALLANT||STERLING NAOMI’S WEDNESDAY||MRS H CLARKE|
|Bull, born on or between 1st January & 31st March 2018||1. SCOTLAND HILL JUGGERNAUT 18||POPES FENDT 14||SCOTLAND HILL WISTERIA GRACEFUL||MR THOMAS HILL|
|2. STORERSMITH JUMANJI 18||DERRYCALLAGHAN ERNEST 13||STORERSMITH DAMSON||R & L STORER SMITH|
|3. PENTON JOLLY 18||CHESTERMANN FURBALL 14||BALLINALARE FARM CACTUS||MR R L PENNINGTON|
|4. CADE JUSTICE 18||SCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11||HEATHBROW ESTELLE||PAUL CADE|
|5. EATON JOCK 18||DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10||DOLWEN BAMBI||A J & S D HEATH|
|6. WILLIAMS JOSEF 18||CLONAGH DIEHARD GALLANT||WILLIAMS SNOWQUEEN 7TH||MRS H CLARKE|
|Bull, born in 2017||1. HEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE||D A & L A SAPSED|
|2. FIRCOVERT ISAAC 17||HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10||FIRCOVERT CECILIA||MR P GUNTHER|
|3. SHANNOCK ICE-T 17||SHANNOCK FINN 14||RATHLEE CAPRICE||MR I & MRS J TURVEY|
|Bull, born on or before 31st December 2016||1. DRUMSLEED EXPLOSION 13||KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY||DRUMSLEED BUBBLES||MR R J GRENHAM|
|2. SWAY HECTOR 16||SWAY DRUMMER BOY 12||SWAY ROSY POSY||MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD|
|3. DENIZES HAMISH 16||DINTON NAUTICAL||AUROCH EVE||MR M A BARLOW|
|4. THEBERTON FALCON 14||CELTIC BRYAN||THEBERTON ABAGAIL||MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY|
|Pair of Animals of either sex entered in the classes, the property of the same owner||1. D A & L A SAPSED|
|2. M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|3. MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|4. MR R J GRENHAM|
|5. MR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD|
|6. C H CARTER|
|Group of Four, the best group of four to be owned or bred by the exhibitor||1. MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|Best of Breed Group of Three owned and bred by the exhibitor and drawn from the classses||1. SACOMBE JUGGERNAUT 18||DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15||SACOMBE DANDELION-OMA||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|1. SACOMBE JENNA – LAUBE||DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15||SACOMBE WAIKIKI- LAUBE||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|1. PERRYWOOD JASMINE||DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15||PERRYWOOD WISPA||MISS B A BORLASE|
|2. THEBERTON HOLLIE||CELTIC BRYAN||THEBERTON ABAGAIL||MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY|
|2. THEBERTON EMMA 2ND||THURSFORD ANT 09||THEBERTON SILKY||MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY|
|2. THEBERTON HONEY||KEY ERIC 13||THEBERTON VENUS||MR & MRS LJ DOWLEY|
|The Heygates Country Feeds Team of Five – Comprising of at least 1 male and 1 female||1. SACOMBE DANDELION-OMA||CLONAGH WORLD CLASS||SACOMBE VIVIENNE-OMA||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|1. KENNOX DIVA’S GENA||AUCHORACHAN WIZARD||KENNOX TARA’S DIVA||MR D DONNELLY|
|1. HEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE||D A & L A SAPSED|
|1. SACOMBE HAWAII’S JESSICA||STERLING HAYMAKER 16||STERLING BACARDI’S HAWAII||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|1. HEATHBROW JASMINE||SCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11||HOCKENHULL CLAIRE 21ST||D A & L A SAPSED|
|Interbreed – Beef Supreme Champion||HEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE||D A & L A SAPSED|
|Interbreed – Continental Male Beef Champion||HEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE||D A & L A SAPSED|
|Interbreed – Reserve Continental Female Beef||SACOMBE DANDELION-OMA||CLONAGH WORLD CLASS||SACOMBE VIVIENNE-OMA||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|Interbreed – Reserve Continental Junior Bull Championship||SCOTLAND HILL JUGGERNAUT 18||POPES FENDT 14||SCOTLAND HILL WISTERIA GRACEFUL||MR THOMAS HILL|