Edwin Pocock congratulating Brian Muncaster of the Thornbank Flock on winning Champion and Reserve Champion

Nidderdale Show 2013 Report

After the very wet show last year exhibitors entering could have been forgiven for fearing this year could also be wet as the day dawned with overcast skies, heavy drizzle and thick fog as they neared the dale. However driving down the steep hill into the wonderful setting of the showground the sun appeared and jackets were taken off. Judging commenced with Four exhibitors presenting 18 sheep to the judge Edwin Pocock for him to make his descision.

Sheila and John Gray of the Burleigh Flock presented the winning Ram and also took the first prize with their older ewe which had gained the reserve champion in the any other breed class at Westmorland County Show

After a three hour journey to the show the Brian Muncaster and Cathryn Pritt with their Thornbank Flock were awarded with both Champion and Reserve prizes. Describing Riverview Torque after placing him first in the Ram Lamb class as not presenting with any breed faults Edwin gave him the Supreme award.

An April born lamb sired by Sherbourne Storm took Reserve position having only been selected the previous evening as a substitute for another show lamb which was found to be favouring a front foot. Edwin described her as being well put together and a nice lamb. Edwin pointed out his reasons for placing the sheep to all the Exhibitors and his knowledge, comments and help were listened to and much appreciated by all Exhibitors.

Dorset Horn And Poll Dorset Results

Shearling Ram or older

  1. S M & J E Gray
  2. Thornbank Farms
  3. Miss S Smith

Ram Lamb:

  1. Thornbank Farms
  2. S M & J E Gray
  3. Mrs N Rowswell

Shearling Ewe or older

  1. S M & J E Gray
  2. Thornbank Farms
  3. SM & JE Gray

Ewe Lamb born on or after 1st September 2012

  1. Thornbank Farms
  2. S M & J E Gray
  3. SM & JE Gray

Group of Three to include Ram and 2 Females of different ages

  1. Thornbank Farms
  2. S M & J E Gray
  3. Mrs N Rowswell

Sheep carrying best commercial fleece

  1. Miss S Smith.
  2. Champion Thornbank Farms
  3. Reserve Thornbank Farms