Silverware galore at Dexter prize night
The Dexter Cattle Society NI Group Annual Dinner and presentation of trophies took place on Saturday, November 4, at the Ramble Inn, Antrim.
After an enjoyable meal the cups and trophies were presented by Chairman of the Dexter Society Council Mike Frazer.
As the National Show for the Dexter Society was held this year at the Balmoral Show there were a lot of trophies to be presented. During the year a number of Young handler competitions took place and cups were won by Nathen Tumelty and Alanna and Jane Bloomer.
The show season started with the RUAS Show Balmoral where the winners were as follows:
The Presidents Cup for Champion: Matthew and Allana Bloomer
The Dettingen Cup - Reserve Champion: Montgomery and McClenaghan
The Bingham Family Cup - Cow with Calf at foot: Montgomery and McClenaghan
Hilton Perpetual Cup - Senior Heifer: Montgomery and McClenaghan
Frazer Family Cup - Junior Heifer: James McCullough
Carnbrooke Meats Cup - Senior Bull: Matthew and Allana Bloomer
Tullyfarm Cup - Junior Bull: Ryan Lavery
The Ballydrummman Cup - Pairs: Matthew and Alma Bloomer
The Moomin Trophy - Young Handler: Allana Bloomer
County Down Sweeps Trophy - Champion: Matthew and Alma Bloomer
Edenvale Cup - Reserve Champion: James McCullough
Premier Show Antrim
Dexter Cattle Society NI Group Trophy - Champion: Matthew and Alanna Bloomer
Hillhead Perpetual Cup - Dry Cow: Ryan Lavery
McCullough Cup - Cow with calf at foot: James McCullough
Hillhead Perpetual Cup - Senior Cow: Ryan Lavery
McClenaghan Family Cup - Heifer: Matthew and Alma Bloomer
Dexter Cattle Society NI Group Cup - Maiden Heifer: Nigel McIlrath
Castlescreen Cup - Bull: Matthew and Alanna Bloomer
Amber Trophy - Heifer under 12 months: Matthew and Allana Bloomer
Islandkelly Cup - Bull under 12 months: Mike Frazer
Derryola Cup - Pairs: Matthew and Allana Bloomer
Eccles Cup - Senior young handler: Nathen Tumelty
Lowerybane Perpetual - Cup Junior young Handler: Jane Bloomer
RBST NI Support Group Rose bowl - Champion: Castlescreen Farm
Brian Stronge Memorial Trophy - Best Opposite Sex to Champion: James McCullough
The Bloomer Family Cups - Young Handlers: Jane and Allana Bloomer
Ballyloughan Trophy - Best Newcomer: Lachlan Henry
Dexter Cattle Society Cup - Showman of the Year: James O’Rourke
The Eccles Silver Salver - Herd trophy for highest points: M and A Bloomer
The Roxan Prize for highest points for a Home Bred Herd: James McCullough
The evening concluded with a very successful raffle and auction which raised funds for Cancer NI.
Chairman James Eccles thanked Mike Frazer for presenting the cups, everyone for coming and congratulated all the prize winners. He also thanked the Ramble Inn staff for an excellent meal and service, Willeen Montgomery for organising the dinner, Alex Montgomery for supervising the raffle and Susan McCullough who was photographer on the night.