Whistley takes championship at the Three Counties

Champion Whisley Hervorrage.
Champion Whisley Hervorrage.

Whistley Hervorrage took the Blonde crown at the Royal Three Counties show, Malvern where the Blondes hold their annual Premier show. Hervorrage sired by French bull Diego out of homebred cow Whistley Brilliant born February ‘12 was bred and exhibited by Stephen Potter who runs the Whistley herd in West Harptree near Bristol.

This strong impressive heifer picked up numerous accolades including the Meatgold trophy for the calved heifer, the Doncombe trophy for the exhibitor bred champion, the Les Lilly trophy for the female champion as well as the Farm Mark perpetual challenge trophy for champion Blonde animal.

Reserve champion Blackwater Heston born March ’12 had travelled from Maldon, Essex with breeder Ian Calderbank. Heston bon March ’12 out of homebred Blackwater Etilly sired by French bull Cyrano went on to lift the Lambert Fenchurch trophy and Farmers Weekly perpetual trophy for senior male and overall male champion.

Paul Thomas of the Samoht herd from Bekshire had an extremely successful day lifting numerous trophies for both his bull and females alike. He started with his French bull Idefix born August ’13 sired by Uvay out of Cerise who won the intermediate bull class collecting the Blackwater perpetual trophy.

Senior cow Doncombe Flora sired by Druk Thor born April ’10 followed her stable mate lifting the Avonparks trophy. Floras highlight of the show was being presented Reserve champion interbreed beef cow and calf at the show.

Intermediate heifer Samoht Lily born October ’13 sired by Ulfita out of Doncombe Flora won the junior heifer class lifting the McElroy memorial trophy. Once again from Paul Thomas, came Samoht Joval born January ’14 sired by Kilmoney Bruce who lifted the Avonparks trophy for the junior heifer class before going on to be presented with the Rex Diffey trophy for junior champion.

Paul Thomas didn’t stop there, he then went on to lift the South Wales Blonde cup for the calf class with Somaht Lilly a Kilmoney Bruce calf born January ’15 as well as the Farmers Weekly perpetual trophy for the pairs class.

Junior cow Thornbury Golden girl exhibited by Derek Hicks from Meriden, Warwickshire sired by Meadow Doublet out of Bradnock Ursual born November ’11 lifted the junior cow trophy .

First time exhibitor at the Three Counties was Charles Mycock from Buxton, Derbyshire who was delighted to be awarded the Hillhead perpetual trophy for his senior heifer Egerton Index. Bred by Jones and Garrett from Ashford in Kent , Index was sired by Egerton Firebrand out of Egerton Extra born February 2013.

The junior bull class was won by Stephen Peggingtons junior bull Nantygelli Jordan born May ’14 sired by Aaron Baromir out of homebred Velda having travelled from Monmouthshire.

Judge Jimmy Frame from south Lanarkshire said he was very impressed with the quality of cattle forward.

The society would like to thank our sponsors Meadow Farm Vets and Gerald Shearing for supporting the Blonde premier show.

The atmosphere and support at the Three counties is second to non and we are looking forward to the National show taking place at Malvern next year on 10th June.