Seventeenth Annual Open Calf Show
The Border British Blue Club staged their Seventeenth annual open calf show on Friday 22nd January 2016 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when nearly all of the 25 catalogued entries were forward for judging. This was made up of 12 males and 13 females all UK born pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st January 2015.
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.
The Judge Victoria Bowring, Windmill Herd had the very difficult task of judging the calves.
The female and overall championship was awarded to Mark & Elaine Hartley with Pendle Knock Em Out a March 2015 daughter of Heros Du Peroy (IS) and out of Pendle E By Gum.
The reserve female championship was also awarded to Mark & Elaine Hartley with Pendle Kiwi a May 2015 calf by Jalon De Martinpre (IS) and out of Pendle Glitzy ET.
Mark & Elaine Hartley, took the reserve male championship with a strong Jalon de Martinpre (IS) son, Pendle Kracker an April 2015 bull out of Pendle Heather.
The Hartley family went on to win the Progeny group with two Jalon de Martinpre (IS) calves. Pendle Kiwi (1st in her class, reserve female champion) and Pendle Kracker (2nd in his class & reserve male champion).
9 year old Hollie Bellas clinched the Norbreck Perpetual Trophy, followed by Joe Pattinson in second place. In third place was Ross Comrie & 4th Emma Bellas.
Class prize winners were as follows: -
Class 1) male born between 01.01.15 and 09.04.15:
1st, Croftends Kit ET (JE Bellas & Son);
2nd Abington Knock-Out (Ian McGarva);
3rd Brownridge Blues Kingpin (DJ & B Spours);
4th Stonebyres Kingpin (A & CS Comrie);
Class 2) male born between 21.04.15 and 30.09.15:
1st Male & Reserve Overall Champion Solway View Kelvin ET (Kevin Watret);
2nd & Reserve Male Champion Pendle Kracker (AM & E Hartley);
3rd Top Side Kinky ET (Ross & Elaine Pattinson);
4th Faughanvale Kevin ET (Oliver McGuinness).
Class 3) female born between 01.01.15 and 29.02.15:
1st Stonebyres Keira (A & CS Comrie);
2nd Croftends Klass (JE Bellas & Son);
3rd Top Side Kracker (Ross & Elaine Pattinson);
4th Croftends Kola ET (JE Bellas & Son);
Class 4) female born between 01.03.15 and 05.04.15:
1st Female Champion & Overall Champion Pendle Knock Em Out (AM & E Hartley);
2nd Croftends Khloe (JE Bellas & Son);
3rd Croftends Kylie (JE Bellas & Son);
4th Brownridge Blues Kitty (DJ & B Spours)
Class 5) female born between 23.04.15 and 02.09.15:
1st & Reserve Female Champion Pendle Kiwi (AM & E Hartley);
2nd Solway View Kit Kat ET (Kevin Watret);
3rd Faughanvale Kitty ET (Oliver McGuinness);
Class 6 Young Handler (aged 21 and under):
1st Hollie Bellas aged 9 leading Croftends Khloe;
2nd Joe Pattinson aged 10 leading Solway View Kit Kat ET;
3rd Ross Comrie aged 14 leading Stonebyres Kingpin;
4th Emma Bellas aged 18 leading Croftends Klass
Class 7 Progeny Group (2 animals by the same sire but out of different dams):
1st Mark & Elaine Hartley – Pendle Kracker (male) & Pendle Kiwi (female) (sired by Jalon de Martinpre (IS).
2nd Blair & Shona Comrie – Stonebyres Kingpin (male) & Stonebyres Keira (female) (sired by Tamhorn Enterprising ET).
3rd DJ & B Spours – Brownridge Blues Kingpin (male) & Brownridge Blues Kitty (female) (sired by Mountjoy Utopia (SR).
4th JE Bellas & Son – Croftends Khloe (female) & Croftends Kylie (female) (sired by Croftends Fusion ET)