Hope Show results roll-out

Pictured are contestants at Hope Show which attracted a tremendous number of entries for sheep in all classes.
Pictured are contestants at Hope Show which attracted a tremendous number of entries for sheep in all classes.

Hope Show held on August Bank Holiday Monday in the picturesque Hope Valley in the Peak District has seen a tremendous entry for sheep in all classes both in terms of numbers and quality.

Despite showery weather the show continued to prove its status as one of the top sheep shows in the region.

Taking the honours with the champion sheep of the show was local man Steve Buckley from Dove Holes whose Shearling Suffolk ram was nominated the best in show by judge Stuart Hall.

In reserve place was a ewe from the Jacob flock of Messrs Ridout and Higginson. Both had fought off competition from a range of thirteen other breeds including Derbyshire Griststone, Woodland Whiteface, Texel, Swaledale and for the first time this year North Country Cheviot.

One of the main highlights of the day had to be the show of Mules and Mashams. In the line up for Best Pair of Mule Shearling ewes, 21 pairs were forward, only to be bettered by the ewe lamb line up where 22 pairs were presented.

Judge Mr David Brown had an incredibly difficult task to reduce numbers down to the top four places.

Taking the honours with Mule Shearlings was F Marrison with R Metcalfe in second place. Robin Metcalfe went on to win with his pair of Mule ewes.

W Allen secured first place with the Mule ewe lambs, with J Bland at second. This was one of the most difficult judging tasks, and deciding on the top places was very difficult.

Chairman of the show’s livestock committee, Andrew Clark was delighted with the entries and said: “All the sheep put forward for showing were of a very high standard. Entrants in the Mule classes showed what excellent breeding stock can be found in this area. Hope Show is continuing to make its mark as one of the top events for showing sheep.”

SHOW RESULTS FORM:

CATTLE

BEEF

Inter-breed Champion

Judge: Panel of Beef Judges

Champion Exhibitor: A Clark, Ringinglow

Name of animal: Mayfield Belinda

Reserve Exhibitor: Mrs D Wain

Name of animal: Bella of Wainsmore

Limousin

Judge: G Jones

Champion Exhibitor: A Clark, Ringinglow

Reserve Exhibitor: T Carr

Longhorn

Judge: Mrs P Stanley

Champion Exhibitor: E M Hallifield

Reserve Exhibitor: E M Hallifield

Dexter

Judge: Miss H Bickerton

Champion Exhibitor: S Sykes

Reserve Exhibitor: S Sykes

Highland

Judge: E Barr

Champion Exhibitor: D O Wain

Reserve Exhibitor: R Wain

DAIRY

Inter-breed Champion

Judge: R Adams

Champion Exhibitor: P Beresford

Name of animal: Heydale Ovid 242 (Ayrshire)

Reserve Exhibitor: J Gregory

Name of animal: Litview Jeaves Judith (Holstein)

Ayrshires

Judge: R Adams

Champion Exhibitor: P Beresford

Reserve Exhibitor: D Gibson

Any Other Dairy Breed

Judge: R Adams

Champion Exhibitor: J Gregory

Reserve Exhibitor: H Gregory

SHEEP

Inter-breed Supreme Champion

Judge: S Hall

Exhibitor: S Buckley

Breed: Suffolk

Animal: Shearling Ram

Inter-breed Reserve Champion

Exhibitor: Ms Ridout & Higginson

Breed: Jacob

Animal: Ewe

Suffolk

Judge: Mrs S Eggleton

Champion Exhibitor: S J Buckley

Reserve Exhibitor: G Biddulph

Jacob

Judge: G Haworth

Champion Exhibitor: Ms Ridout & Higginson

Reserve Exhibitor: R Chapman

Texel

Judge: P Longdin

Champion Exhibitor: F Rushton

Reserve Exhibitor: F Rushton

Bluefaced Leicester

Judge: W M Iveson

Champion Exhibitor: W Allen

Reserve Exhibitor: Mycock & Bright

Swaledale

Judge: W M Iveson

Champion Exhibitor: N Richardson

Reserve Exhibitor: N Richardson

Derbyshire Gritstone

Champion of Champions

Judge: E Tattersall

Champion: S & P Scriven

Reserve: C R Mitchell

Derbyshire Gritstone - Hope Show Champion

Judge: R Fielden

Champion Exhibitor: C R Mitchell

Reserve Exhibitor: S & P Scriven

Lonk

Judge: T Robinson

Champion Exhibitor: S & P Scriven

Reserve Exhibitor: C R Mitchell

Whitefaced Woodland

Champion of Champions

Judge: R Howard

Champion: J Jones

Reserve Champion: C Kaye

Whitefaced Woodland - Hope Show Champion

Judge: P Thorpe

Champion Exhibitor: J Jones

Reserve Exhibitor: J Gill

Mule Judge: D Brown

Pair mule ewe lambs: W Allen

Reserve Exhibitor: JH & J Bland

Pair mule shearlings: F Marrison

Reserve Exhibitor: R Metcalfe

Pair mule ewes: R Metcalfe

Reserve Exhibitor: G & S Wainwright

Masham Judge: D Brown

Pair Masham ewe lambs: G & S Wainwright

Reserve Exhibitor: G & S Wainwright

Pair Masham shearlings: G & S Wainwright

Reserve Exhibitor: F Marrison

Pair Masham ewes: R Metcalfe

Reserve Exhibitor: G & S Wainwright

Rare Breeds

Judge: J Mason Weir

Champion Exhibitor: JTE & AM Shemwell

Reserve Exhibitor: A Birch

North Country Cheviot

Judge: T Robinson

Champion Exhibitor : G & S Wainwright

Reserve Exhibitor: J Burton

Any other pure Breed - continental

Judge: P Longdin

Champion Exhibitor : J Plant (Charollais)

Reserve Exhibitor: G Biddulph (Rouge)

Commercial lambs

Judge: R Watson

Champion Exhibitor: A Hodgkinson

Fleeces

Judge: S Kitson

Champion Exhibitor: S & P Scriven

Fleece: Lonk

Reserve Exhibitor: S & P Scriven

Fleece: Derbyshire Gritstone