Dorepoll 1 Emperor owned by D & E Colledge, Coventry, Warwickshire took the Supreme Championship at this years National Hereford Poll Show at Moreton-in the-Marsh, Gloucestershire. The Judge Mr Jack Henry from Brighouse in West Yorkshire undertook a mammoth five hours of judging, with well over ninety cattle forward.

Dorepoll 1 Emperor.jpgEarlier in the day “Emperor” had taken the Grand Male Championships by beating off strong competition, including the 2010 Royal Highland and Great Yorkshire Shows Inter-bred Champion Romany 1 Captain. “Captain” exhibited and owned by A.E. Nesbitt Farms Ltd went on to take the Reserve Supreme Championship.

 

Dorepoll 1 Emperor was bred by JE, RI & W Haire, County Antrim, Northern Ireland is out of Dorepoll 1 HL Duchess and by Dorepoll 1 73J Jonathan 499.

 

The Intermediate Male Champion was Leos Pride 1 Ellis bred and owned by D & B Ellis, Wigan, Lancashire, with Romany 1 Fulcrum from J.R.B. Wilson & Sons, Kelso, Scottish Borders taking the Reserve. In the Junior section Barbern 1 Gargantuan from Bernard and Barbara Rimmer, Garstang in Lancashire was crowned Junior Male Champion and later took the Overall Junior Championship by defeating the Junior Female Champion Romany 1 Dawn A84 G4, from J.R.B. Wilson & Sons. Another Romany animal took the Reserve Junior Male Championship, 12 months old Romany 1 General A84.

 

The Grand Female Championship went to another animal owned by D & E Colledge, former Royal Show Champion Hawkesbury 1 Vollie-vont, with the senior cow Greenyards 1 Echo by Greenyards 1 Archie and bred by P & A Allman, Sutton St Nicholas, Herefordshire taking the Reserve Grand Female Championship.

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The Intermediate Female Championship went to Kinglee 1 Vicky bred and owned by Mr Peter Cobley, Stoney Stanton in Leicestershire. Eighteen month old “Vicky” by Dorepoll 1 Nationwide, is out of Costhorpe 1 Vicky 365. In Reserve was Hawkesbury 1 Volante by D & E Colledge and expertly shown by professional showman Mr Steve Edwards. Taking the Reserve Junior Female Championship behind “Dawn” was Rimini 1 Joo Lee Anna bred by Mrs Jackie Cooper, Preston in Lancashire.

 

In Groups section the Best Group of Three by the Same Sire went to the Romany herd sire Baybridge 1 Atlas, this award concluded a very successful show day for the Romany herd, justifying a long trip down from the Scottish Borders.

In the Group of Three including both sexes the Trophy went to A.E. Nesbitt Farms Ltd and finally in the Best Pair of Animals Class, first prize went to Mr Peter Whittaker from Northumberland.