Great Yorkshire Show 2019

The Great Yorkshire Show is always a great gathering of Wensleydale Sheep, Breeders and supporters. It is a real chance for old and new members to meet up, enjoy the classes and good conversation. The weather just about held and the judge Mrs Susan Holdich made the long trip up from Suffolk. She found her Overall and female champion in Julie & Anna Pennells’ Yearling Ewe in full wool, Reserve and male champion belonged to Mark Elliotts’ Aged Ram.

Congratulations to all exhibitors who turned out a lovely set of sheep and particulary to the team from Harrison Spinks who made their debut at the show showing two very smart Yearling Ewe in Full Wool.

Full results were as follows

  1. Aged Ram – 1st M. Elliott 2nd H. Collinge
  2. Shearling Ram – 1st J & A Pennell 2nd M. Elliott 3rd M. Elliott
  3. Ram Lamb – 1st M. Elliott 2nd. J & A Pennell 3rd H. Collinge
  4. Yearling Ewe in Full Wool – 1st J & A Pennell 2nd N & P Hodkinson 3rd N & P Hodkinson
  5. Shearling Ewe – 1st J & A Pennell 2nd N & P Hodkinson 3rd M. Elliott
  6. Ewe Lamb – 1st M. Elliott 2nd J & A Pennell 3rd H. Collinge
  7. Grp of 3 – 1st M. Elliott 2nd J & A Pennell 3rd H. Collinge

Male Champion – M. Elliott (Aged Ram)

Reserve Male Champion – J. & A. Pennell (Shearling Ram)

Female Champion – J & A Pennell (Yearling ewe in full wool)

Reserve Female – M. Elliott (Ewe lamb)

Overall Champion – J & A Pennell (Yearling Ewe in Full wool)

Res. M. Elliott (Aged Ram).

Congratulations to Pete & Nicki Hodkinson whose Ewe in Full Wool placed 3rd & Highest placed Wensleydale in the Wool on the Hoof competition held on the Thursday.

It was also lovely to see young Mia McPartland beautifully showing her Wensleydale Ewe in Full wool in the Young Handlers section gaining a Highly Commended rosette

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Great Yorkshire Show Champion 2019 – Julie & Anna Pennells’ Ewe in Full Wool. Pic thanks to C. Adamson

(Captions L-R – Champion & Reserve with Judge Mrs Sue Holdich., Male Champion Mark Elliott recieving the Freda Elliott Memorial Trophy for Male Champion, Judging of the Overall Championship, Shearling Ram Class, Group of three class, Mia McPartland in Young Handlers, the team from Harrison Spinks)

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