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Royal Norfolk Show – English National Show 26th-27th June 2019 – Judge Mrs A MacPherson

by | Jul 12, 2019

Sacombe Dandelion-Oma, Female & Overall Breed Champion

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.

Male Champions
Female Champions
DATE: 26th June to 27th June 2019JUDGE: Mrs A MacPherson
CLASS & POSITIONNAME OF ANIMALSIREDAMEXHIBITOR
Female & Overall Breed ChampionSACOMBE DANDELION-OMACLONAGH WORLD CLASSSACOMBE VIVIENNE-OMAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Male Champion, Reserve Overall & Reserve Best Of BreedHEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCED A & L A SAPSED
Junior Champion & Reserve Female ChampionSACOMBE HAWAII’S JESSICASTERLING HAYMAKER 16STERLING BACARDI’S HAWAIIMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Reserve Male ChampionSCOTLAND HILL JUGGERNAUT 18POPES FENDT 14SCOTLAND HILL WISTERIA GRACEFULMR THOMAS HILL
Reserve Junior ChampionHEATHBROW JASMINESCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11HOCKENHULL CLAIRE 21STD A & L A SAPSED
Best Animal Bred & Exhibited by a Breeder whose herd is based within Norfolk1. FIRCOVERT ISAAC 17HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10FIRCOVERT CECILIAMR P GUNTHER
2. WILLIAMS CRYSTAL’S JEWELCLONAGH DIEHARD GALLANTWILLIAMS SIMONE’S CRYSTALMRS H CLARKE
Heifer, born on or between 1st January & 31st March 20181. HEATHBROW JASMINESCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11HOCKENHULL CLAIRE 21STD A & L A SAPSED
2. BRANDANE JANEAUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9STERLING NAOMI’S BACARDIMR J MCMILLAN
3. PERRYWOOD JASMINEDERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15PERRYWOOD WISPAMISS B A BORLASE
4. ATLOW JEALOUSYAUCHORACHAN ACDC 09 9STERLING ALICIA’S DOLLMR D DONNELLY
5. SWALLOWHILL JANUARYHILLCREST CHAMPIONRACEVIEW ETERNAL VERONAMRS A JUKES
6. FIRCOVERT JESSICABEETLEY GATSBY 15FIRCOVERT GILDAMR P GUNTHER
Heifer, born on or between 1st August & 31st December 20171. CADE IRRESISTIBLESCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11THURSFORD SADIE 19THPAUL CADE
2. STORERSMITH ISLALISGLASS BARNABUS 10KILBRIDE FARM DORA 34AR & L STORER SMITH
3. KEY WENONADENIZES FIELDMARSHALL 14STERLING NAOMI’S WENONAM/S G D KEY & SONS
4. EATON ICE ICE BABYSKERRINGTON FRANKLYN 14EATON ROXY 1STA J & S D HEATH
Heifer, born on or between 1st April & 31st July 20171. POPES PRINCESS IMMIEKILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11POPES PRINCESS CLEOM/S J H & V G WOOD
2. BEECHES ISABELLANORMAN ESQUIRE 13BEECHES BUTTONC H CARTER
3. PENTON INDIGOKILBRIDE FARM BALLINTOY 10ATLOW BREEZEMR R L PENNINGTON
4. BOARS HEAD NELLY 7THDRUMSLEED EXPLOSION 13BOARS HEAD NELLYMR R J GRENHAM
5. SHANNOCK ISASHANNOCK FINN 14TULLA BEAUTYMR I & MRS J TURVEY
Heifer, born on or between 1st January & 31st March 20171. POPES NELLYS ILIASWINGLETREE EMPOROR 13POPES NELLYS DAZZLERM/S J H & V G WOOD
2. HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S IVYHEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S FREESIAD A & L A SAPSED
3. SWALLOWHILL ISABELLEGLENTURK DYNAMIC 12SWALLOWHILL BLUEBELLEMRS A JUKES
4. SWAY SWEET CHESTNUTOIDIPUS VODNANSKYSWAY GINGERNUTMR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD
5. FIRCOVERT IMOGENHORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10FIRCOVERT EDWINAMR P GUNTHER
6. THEBERTON IRISTHURSFORD ANT 09THEBERTON VERA 2NDMR & 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 age1. THEBERTON HONEYKEY ERIC 13THEBERTON VENUSMR & MRS LJ DOWLEY
2. THEBERTON HOLLIECELTIC BRYANTHEBERTON ABAGAILMR & MRS LJ DOWLEY
Cow, born in 2014 or 2015 in milk or certified in calf at the time of the show1. KENNOX DIVA’S GENAAUCHORACHAN WIZARDKENNOX TARA’S DIVAMR D DONNELLY
2. SWAY GORGEOUS GIRLSWAY DRUMMER BOY 12SWAY ROSY POSYMR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD
3. FIRCOVERT GLAMOUR BLUEBELLBURGHBRIDGE BRADLEY 10FIRCOVERT BLUEBELLMR P GUNTHER
Bull, born on or after 1st April 20181. SACOMBE JOKER P 18LANGMOSE LUDVIGSACOMBE FOXY-BOUQUETTEMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
2. POPES JETHRO 18WOODHALL FERRARI 14POPES NELLYS SUPRISEM/S J H & V G WOOD
3. SCOTLAND HILL JACKAROO 18GLENTURK EXTRA SPECIAL 13SCOTLAND HILL AVRIL 3RDMR THOMAS HILL
4. SACOMBE JUGGERNAUT 18DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15SACOMBE DANDELION-OMAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
5. FIRCOVERT JOHN 18HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10FIRCOVERT CECILIAMR P GUNTHER
6. WILLIAMS JIMMY 18CLONAGH DIEHARD GALLANTSTERLING NAOMI’S WEDNESDAYMRS H CLARKE
Bull, born on or between 1st January & 31st March 20181. SCOTLAND HILL JUGGERNAUT 18POPES FENDT 14SCOTLAND HILL WISTERIA GRACEFULMR THOMAS HILL
2. STORERSMITH JUMANJI 18DERRYCALLAGHAN ERNEST 13STORERSMITH DAMSONR & L STORER SMITH
3. PENTON JOLLY 18CHESTERMANN FURBALL 14BALLINALARE FARM CACTUSMR R L PENNINGTON
4. CADE JUSTICE 18SCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11HEATHBROW ESTELLEPAUL CADE
5. EATON JOCK 18DIRNANEAN BRADLEY 10DOLWEN BAMBIA J & S D HEATH
6. WILLIAMS JOSEF 18CLONAGH DIEHARD GALLANTWILLIAMS SNOWQUEEN 7THMRS H CLARKE
Bull, born in 20171. HEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCED A & L A SAPSED
2. FIRCOVERT ISAAC 17HORSFORDMANOR BONUS 10FIRCOVERT CECILIAMR P GUNTHER
3. SHANNOCK ICE-T 17SHANNOCK FINN 14RATHLEE CAPRICEMR I & MRS J TURVEY
Bull, born on or before 31st December 20161. DRUMSLEED EXPLOSION 13KILBRIDE FARM NEWRYDRUMSLEED BUBBLESMR R J GRENHAM
2. SWAY HECTOR 16SWAY DRUMMER BOY 12SWAY ROSY POSYMR & MRS S & L BLOMFIELD
3. DENIZES HAMISH 16DINTON NAUTICALAUROCH EVEMR M A BARLOW
4. THEBERTON FALCON 14CELTIC BRYANTHEBERTON ABAGAILMR & MRS LJ DOWLEY
Pair of Animals of either sex entered in the classes, the property of the same owner1. 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 exhibitor1. MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Best of Breed Group of Three owned and bred by the exhibitor and drawn from the classses1. SACOMBE JUGGERNAUT 18DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15SACOMBE DANDELION-OMAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
1. SACOMBE JENNA – LAUBEDERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15SACOMBE WAIKIKI- LAUBEMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
1. PERRYWOOD JASMINEDERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15PERRYWOOD WISPAMISS B A BORLASE
2. THEBERTON HOLLIECELTIC BRYANTHEBERTON ABAGAILMR & MRS LJ DOWLEY
2. THEBERTON EMMA 2NDTHURSFORD ANT 09THEBERTON SILKYMR & MRS LJ DOWLEY
2. THEBERTON HONEYKEY ERIC 13THEBERTON VENUSMR & MRS LJ DOWLEY
The Heygates Country Feeds Team of Five – Comprising of at least 1 male and 1 female1. SACOMBE DANDELION-OMACLONAGH WORLD CLASSSACOMBE VIVIENNE-OMAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
1. KENNOX DIVA’S GENAAUCHORACHAN WIZARDKENNOX TARA’S DIVAMR D DONNELLY
1. HEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCED A & L A SAPSED
1. SACOMBE HAWAII’S JESSICASTERLING HAYMAKER 16STERLING BACARDI’S HAWAIIMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
1. HEATHBROW JASMINESCOTLAND HILL CAIRO 11HOCKENHULL CLAIRE 21STD A & L A SAPSED
Interbreed – Beef Supreme ChampionHEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCED A & L A SAPSED
Interbreed – Continental Male Beef ChampionHEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCED A & L A SAPSED
Interbreed – Reserve Continental Female BeefSACOMBE DANDELION-OMACLONAGH WORLD CLASSSACOMBE VIVIENNE-OMAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Interbreed – Reserve Continental Junior Bull ChampionshipSCOTLAND HILL JUGGERNAUT 18POPES FENDT 14SCOTLAND HILL WISTERIA GRACEFULMR THOMAS HILL