Tuesday 16 September 2014

Woop Woop for Westmorland County Show

I can't believe how busy we are at the minute what with one thing and another, hence my lack of blog.

I have so much to tell you, I could be here all night but seeing as it's already past midnight I will stick to Westmorland County Show for now.

We really like Westmorland even though it takes us just short of three hours to get there.  It is always worth the early morning start and this year was another great show organised by Paul Hetherington.

We had entered 8 animals in 5 different classes and we were awarded first place in all of them so we couldn't do much better than that!  Not only that we managed to get four of those five into the Championship line up (of 9), to say we were on a high would be an understatement.  Thanks to Jan, Jane and mum for taking in 3 of the Champions!


In order of appearance here they are.  First into the ring for team Barnacre was Galapagos in the junior brown class, being a junior at this time of year meant he was on his own, however Judge Rob Bettinson isn't shy about not awarding first places, in fact one class later in the day he started with a third place rosette so we were very pleased to be awarded a 1st place rosette and then went on to be awarded Brown Male Champion.  He's from our brown stud Darwin and Cocomama (brown).

Next up was Zoom in the adult fawn class and another 1st place rosette, well done Zoom Zoom.  He's from Cambridge Southwind and our dam, Cambridge Fair Lady. 

Next was the turn of the light intermediate females, we had two in this class, Elfrida and Bounty.  Elfrida who is from another of our studs, Gianmarco's Masterpiece and one of our top dams, Little Miss Irraquoy, came first and went on to win Light Female Champion.

Whilst her mate Bounty came third in the same class.

Next up for us was the white intermediate females, this was the biggest class of the day and we had two entries Diamanta and Czara.  After lots of deliberation Rob awarded Czara 1st place and once again she was Female Light Champion. 

And Diamanta came 3rd.

Next up for us was the adult white boys and once again we had two entries.  Now we are very proud to say we were awarded first and second in this very important class.  Linus was second, he's from Jolimont Rodrigo of Bozedown.  He was actually White Male Champion at the Yorkshire show last year (beating Thor into 2nd and also beating a multiple supreme champion)

For the first time Barnacre Thor beat his mate (Linus) and not only came first but also won White Male Champion and then after a long and very tense piece of judging, was awarded Supreme Champion; a very happy Barnacre team all round!

Not a bad days work eh!!


Unknown said...

Congratulations Debbie and Paul and all at Team Barnacre x

janet said...

It was a very exciting and brilliant day.Very well done to all the show team and the weather couldn't have been better xx

Shirley said...

Nice one, Team Barnacre - well done! Time to buy another trophy cabinet. Shirley & Robbie

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Congratulations on your sweeping success .... Sounds like a great day had by all ...... Jayne

Patou Alpacas said...

Well done, great team effort. Loving the look of Galapagos!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Well done Debbie, and a smashing line-up of photos.