Silverware galore at Dexter prize night

Dexter Society prizegiving
Dexter Society prizegiving

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

Castlewellan Show

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

Gosford Show

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

Individual Awards

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.