Sixteenth Annual Open Calf Show
The Border British Blue Club staged their Sixteenth annual open calf show on Friday 23rd January 2015 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when all of the 17 catalogued entries were forward for judging. This was made up of 5 males and 12 females all UK born pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st January 2014.
The club would like to thank Harrison and Hetherington Ltd for the catalogue and the premises, Massey Bros. (Feeds) for the Perpetual Shield awarded to the champion calf, Norbreck Genetics for the Perpetual Shield for the winner of the young handler class & McCaskie Farm Supplies for the prize money.
The Judge Andrew Haste, Stoneleigh Herd had the very difficult task of judging the calves and commented that the quality of calves was tremendous with a lot of future stars in the making.
The female and overall championship was awarded to Kelly Blackwood & Duncan Davidson with Blackstane J’Adore an April 2014 daughter out of Lyonpark Gaynor and by Gitan du P’Tit Mayeur (IS). J’Adore is no stranger to the show ring having took 2nd place in a strong class at the Agri-Expo 2014.
The reserve female championship went to Wyn Jones with Tanat J Lo ET a January 2014 daughter from the Adajio de Bray (IS) and Boomer Fendi ET flush. J Lo was 2nd in her class at the Agri-Expo 2014.
The male and reserve overall championship was awarded to Kevin Watret with Solway View Jackpot an 11 month old calf who is another outstanding calf from the 2011 Royal Highland Show champion Solway View Firecracker (SR) ET. He isout of Bringlee Evadine ET. Jackpot won 1st, male, reserve overall champion & best animal opposite sex to the champion at the Agri-Expo 2014.
Kevin Watret, took the reserve male championship with a Ballygrange Alex son, Solway View Jim Beam ET a May 2014 bull out of Annanwater Wispa ET flush.
Izzy Hartley Clinched the Norbreck Perpetual Trophy once more, with Ross Comrie in second place and young Joe Pattinson in 3rd place.
Class prize winners were as follows: -
Class 1) male born between 01.01.14 and 16.05.14:
1st, Male & Reserve Overall Champion Solway View Jackpot (Kevin Watret);
2nd & Reserve Male Champion Solway View Jim Beam ET (Kevin Watret);
3rd Stonebyres Jake (Blair & Shona Comrie);
4th Abington Jeff (Ian McGarva);
5th Abington Jumbo (Ian McGarva).
Class 2) female born between 01.01.14 and 05.04.14:
1st, Female Champion & Overall Champion Blackstane J’Adore (Kelly Blackwood & Duncan Davidson);
2nd & Reserve Female Champion Tanat J Lo ET (Wyn Jones);
3rd Tiplady Jorja ET (Richard Tiplady);
4th Stonebyres Jessie (Blair & Shona Comrie);
5th Stonebyres Jazz (Blair & Shona Comrie).
Class 3) female born between 12.04.14 and 27.05.14:
1st Tipladys Joules ET (Richard Tiplady);
2nd Solway View Jelly Baby ET ET (Kevin Watret);
3rd Kelowna Joules (Steve & Claire Pattinson);
4th Pendle Jolene (Mark & Elaine Hartley);
5th Solway View Jessie (Kevin Watret).
Class 4 Young Handler (aged 16 and under):
1st Izzy Hartley (16) leading Pendle Jolene;
2nd Ross Comrie (13) leading Stonebyres Jessie;
3rd Joe Pattinson (9) leading Kelowna Joules;
4th Megan Wilkinson (12) leading Solway View Jackpot;
5th Jodie Wall (11) leading Tipladys Jorja ET.
Class 5 Progeny Group (2 animals by the same sire but out of different dams):
1st Blair & Shona Comrie – Stonebyres Jake & Stonebyres Jessie (sired by Tamhorn Enterprising ET).