11th - 14th July
It was Solway View Rhubarb’s turn to shine at the Great Yorkshire Show on Wednesday, 12 July, when she scooped the Female Championship before going on to stand Supreme Champion for her breeder, Kevin Watret.
The breeding of this rising two-year-old needs little introduction as her sire is the 27,000gns Solway View Odin sold in 2021 while her dam is a firm herd favourite in the shape of Solway View Milly, an Empire D’Ochain daughter that claimed the Championship at the Royal Highland and Royal Welsh shows in 2019 before going on to produce the breed record holder, the 32,000gns Solway View Rafa, and the joint female record price maker, Solway View Ria, both of which sold in May.
“She’s a fantastic heifer and a real credit to the breed – she moves well, has fantastic shape and muscle and is just perfect,” commented the judge, Andrew Haste, of the Stoneleigh herd.
Rhubarb has had a successful showing career so far, standing first at the Borderway AgriExpo last year as well as Blue Champion and Reserve Inter-breed at LiveScot.
Females were the flavour of the day as Moorsley Sherry, an all white 14-month-old heifer from Paul and Katie Brennan as well as sons, Thomas and Michael, followed Rhubarb through to stand Reserve Female and Reserve Supreme. This Reserve Junior Female from the Stars of the Future is by Bouchon De Beauffaux and out of Moorsley Hattie, an Affute Du Ry Ossogne daughter.
Rhubarb and Sherry also went on to stand Junior Champion and Reserve, respectively.
Among the males it was Ali Jackson’s Champion from the Highland Show, 14-month-old Topgun Splash, that claimed the top ticket. Bred from Ali and wife, Hannah’s wedding present, Solway View Oesha, he is by Engin D Hontoir.
The second prize winner from the same class, Ross and Elaine Pattinson’s Naby Golddust-sired Top Side Sancho, was Reserve Male. Born in September, 2022, he is out of the noted show and brood cow, Top Side Isla.
The team from Coul Estate won both the Group of Three and Pairs classes.
Other prize winners included JG Gill’s Hallfield Mojo and Coul Estate’s Solway View Pixie.
On the Thursday there was Inter-breed success for the Blue teams as they claimed the Inter-breed Group of Three and stood Reserve in Blythewood Continental Beef Pairs.
British Blue results:
Judge: Andrew Haste
Bull born before 1 Jan, 2022
1, Hallfield Mojo, JG Gill (DRIFT DOMINO)
2, Topside Prince Philip, R & E Pattinson (BRINGLEE BLACKSTAR)
3, Criffelview Romeo, D & L Watret (GREYSTONE NOVELTEE)
Bull born or or after 1 Jan, 2022
1, Topgun Splash, A Jackson (ENGIN D HONTOIR)
2, Topside Sancho, R & E Pattinson (NABY GOLDDUST)
3, Making Place Saunders, J & S Crowther (MAIDENLANDS MARVEL)
Male Champion - Topgun Splash, A Jackson (ENGIN D HONTOIR)
Reserve Male - Topside Sancho, R & E Pattinson (NABY GOLDDUST)
Heifer born in 2021
1, Solway View Rhubarb, K Watret (SOLWAY VIEW ODIN)
2, Solway View Rio, K Watret
3, Topside Realun, R & E Pattinson (NABY GOLDDUST)
4, Teesview Romance, EL Carvey (EMPIRE D'OCHAIN)
5, Sunnybank Reckless, HC Jewitt (TOSCAN VD IJZER)
6, Solway View Rosie, Coul Estate Partnership (TWEEDDALE IRONMAN)
Heifer born in 2022
1, Moorsley Sherry, P Brannen (BOUCHON DE BEAUFFAUX)
2, Making Place Sandy, J & S Crowther (SANDYVALE JAGERBOMB)
3, Thistle Show A Leg, G Scott (BEDGEBURY KENT)
4, Pendle Sarsaparilla, M Hartley (JALON DE MARTINPRE)
5, Solway View Spicey, K Watret (DODOU DE ST REMACLE)
6, Old Stackyard Blues Sally, L Driver (GOODYHILLS EMPEROR)
Cow or heifer in calf or with calf
1, Solway View Pixie, Coul Estate (BEDGEBURY KENT)
2, Knockagh Pixie, JM Smith (EMPIRE D'OCHAIN)
3, Knockagh Paloma, JM Smith (EMPIRE D'OCHAIN)
Female Champion - Solway View Rhubarb, K Watret (SOLWAY VIEW ODIN)
Reserve Female - Moorsley Sherry, P Brannen (BOUCHON DE BEAUFFAUX)
Junior Champion - Solway View Rhubarb, K Watret (SOLWAY VIEW ODIN)
Reserve Junior - Moorsley Sherry, P Brannen (BOUCHON DE BEAUFFAUX)
Supreme Champion - Solway View Rhubarb, K Watret (SOLWAY VIEW ODIN)
Reserve Supreme - Moorsley Sherry, P Brannen (BOUCHON DE BEAUFFAUX)
Group of Three
1, Coul Estate
2, J & S Crowther
1, Coul Estate
2, R & E Pattinson
3, P Brannen