The Royal Show

DATE: 3 - 6 July 2005 JUDGE: Mr D M Barker
CLASS & POSITION NAME OF ANIMAL SIRE DAM EXHIBITOR
Supreme & Female Champion DARSHAM KIT KAT STERLING FLINT REVELEX DESIRE 5TH MR A R CLEMENTS
Reserve Supreme & Male Champion SUNDIAL LEWIS GRETNA HOUSE HERCULES SUNDIAL VICTORIA 14TH MR & MRS M O & L D JONES
Reserve Male Champion ASTCOTE RANGER STERLING FLINT ASTCOTE TONIA 5TH MR S L EVANS
Reserve Female Champion ATLOW RHIANS VALENTINE BRINKTON WINCHESTER AGARDSLEY RHIAN MR D DONNELLY
Bluebell Trophy Best Senior Cow DARSHAM KIT KAT STERLING FLINT REVELEX DESIRE 5TH MR A R CLEMENTS
Best Cow with Calf at foot DARSHAM NINA CORRICK KENTUCKY KID DARSHAM JAPONICA MR & MRS J R CARTER
Junior Champion & Best Junior Bull ASTCOTE RANGER STERLING FLINT ASTCOTE TONIA 5TH MR S L EVANS
Best Junior Heifer SCOTLAND BIMBO 4TH DIRNANEAN JACOB SCOTLAND BIMBO MR P HILL
Best Pair bred by Exhibitor MR D DONNELLY
Sir John Eastwood Dam Group of the Year 1. MR D DONNELLY
The Robert Hitchins Sterling Sire Group of the Year Award 1. DARSHAM KIT KAT STERLING FLINT REVELEX DESIRE 5TH MR A R CLEMENTS
1. STERLING DOLORES PETRA STERLING FLINT STERLING ADEL'S DOLORES MR S R HITCHINS
1. DARSHAM PARASOL STERLING FLINT REVELEX DESIRE 5TH MR A R CLEMENTS
2. BEANHILL RENEE CELTIC MERLIN CELTIC NOODLE MR & MRS R J & B E KIMBER
2. CELTIC NOELLE CELTIC MERLIN CELTIC GRACE WYN JENKINS & GWYNDAF EVANS
2. CELTIC PRINCESS CELTIC MERLIN CELTIC GRATITUDE MR R M BIRCH
3. SUNDIAL NOBBY GRETNA HOUSE HERCULES SUNDIAL VICTORIA 14TH MR P HILL
3. SUNDIAL JERSEY 2ND GRETNA HOUSE HERCULES WHITEMIRE JERSEY MRS M J BRICKNELL
3. SUNDIAL LEWIS GRETNA HOUSE HERCULES SUNDIAL VICTORIA 14TH MR & MRS M O & L D JONES
Heifer born on or after 01.01.04 1. SCOTLAND BIMBO 4TH DIRNANEAN JACOB SCOTLAND BIMBO MR P HILL
2. DARSHAM ROXY STERLING FLINT DARSHAM FIREFLY MR A R CLEMENTS
3. STERLING JOYFULLS RITZY DOVEFIELDS GALLANT STERLING JOYFULL 2ND MR S R HITCHINS
Heifer born between 01.08.03 & 31.12.03 1. STERLING KRUMPETS PATRICIA STERLING FLINT STERLING HAWAII'S KRUMPET MR S R HITCHINS
2. CRACKLEY CORNELIA 48P WROXALL LUKE CRACKLEY CORNELIA 29K M/S BOOTH & BELL
3. OAKHILL NELLY 16TH CAMUS BRANDY OAKHILL NELLY 5TH MRS S WAKEFIELD
Heifer born between 01.04.03 & 31.07.03 1. DARSHAM PARASOL STERLING FLINT REVELEX DESIRE 5TH MR A R CLEMENTS
2. OAKHILL BLENDE 3RD CAMUS BRANDY FRESSINGFIELD BLENDE 17TH MRS S WAKEFIELD
3. BURGHBRIDGE PARIS BRINKTON EXCELLENCE EASTON NESTON CORISSA C38 MR C J G CLARKE
Heifer born on or between 01.01.03 & 31.03.03 1. STERLING DOLORES PETRA STERLING FLINT STERLING ADEL'S DOLORES MR S R HITCHINS
2. POPES NELLYS PRINCESS SALISBURY CHALLENGER POPES NELLY'S LULU M/S J H & V G WOOD
3. CELTIC PRINCESS CELTIC MERLIN CELTIC GRATITUDE MR R M BIRCH
Cow or Heifer born in 2002 in milk or in calf 1. CELTIC NOELLE CELTIC MERLIN CELTIC GRACE WYN JENKINS & GWYNDAF EVANS
2. DARSHAM NINA CORRICK KENTUCKY KID DARSHAM JAPONICA MR & MRS J R CARTER
3. CELTIC NOODLE RAVENSWORTH HERMON CELTIC LIMELIGHT MR & MRS R J & B E KIMBER
Cow born in 2000 or 2001 1. ATLOW VALENTINE'S LUCINDA DOVEFIELDS GALLANT ATLOW RHIANS VALENTINE MR D DONNELLY
2. SWALLOWHILL MATILDA BALMANNO HITMAN SWALLOWHILL HEIDI MRS A JUKES
3. DARSHAM MOUSSE DARSHAM HADDON DARSHAM THERESE 1ST MR A R CLEMENTS
Cow born before 01.01.00 1. DARSHAM KIT KAT STERLING FLINT REVELEX DESIRE 5TH MR A R CLEMENTS
2. ATLOW RHIANS VALENTINE BRINKTON WINCHESTER AGARDSLEY RHIAN MR D DONNELLY
3. ALLERCOTT JANET STERLING FLINT SPRINGWELL VERITY MR S R HITCHINS
Bull born on or after 01.04.04 1. ASTCOTE RANGER STERLING FLINT ASTCOTE TONIA 5TH MR S L EVANS
2. TILBROOK ROCKY SWALLOWHILL NAPOLEON CROSS BARGAIN AMANDA 2ND MR P N BURGESS
3. STERLING RANDOLPH 2ND STERLING FLINT STERLING ALPENA'S JOOLS MR S R HITCHINS
Bull born on or between 01.01.04 & 31.03.04 1. DARSHAM ROCKY STERLING FLINT DARSHAM FELICITY MR A R CLEMENTS
2. CHYANHAL RADAR BROOKLYN JONTI CHYANHAL KRUMPET MRS P M LALLY
3. CHYANHAL ROMEO BROOKLYN JONTI CHYANHAL HARRIETT MRS P M LALLY
Bull born in 2003 1. SHANNOCK PRIDE CURLIEU LENNOX CURLIEU TASCHA 6 HELGA MR I & MRS J TURVEY
2. CORSKIE PILOT RANFURLY GERALDO CORSKIE WREN C4 MR B S SHRIVE
Bull born on or before 31.12.02 1. SUNDIAL LEWIS GRETNA HOUSE HERCULES SUNDIAL VICTORIA 14TH MR & MRS M O & L D JONES
2. FIRCOVERT MAJESTIC HORSFORDMANOR JESTER FRESSINGFIELD BLENDE 16TH MR P GUNTHER
3. SUNDIAL NOBBY GRETNA HOUSE HERCULES SUNDIAL VICTORIA 14TH MR P HILL
Interbreed Reserve Burke Trophy DARSHAM KIT KAT STERLING FLINT REVELEX DESIRE 5TH MR A R CLEMENTS
SUNDIAL LEWIS GRETNA HOUSE HERCULES SUNDIAL VICTORIA 14TH MR & MRS M O & L D JONES
Interbreed Reserve NatWest Team of Five SUNDIAL LEWIS GRETNA HOUSE HERCULES SUNDIAL VICTORIA 14TH MR & MRS M O & L D JONES
DARSHAM KIT KAT STERLING FLINT REVELEX DESIRE 5TH MR A R CLEMENTS
STERLING DOLORES PETRA STERLING FLINT STERLING ADEL'S DOLORES MR S R HITCHINS
CELTIC PRINCESS CELTIC MERLIN CELTIC GRATITUDE MR R M BIRCH
ATLOW RHIANS VALENTINE BRINKTON WINCHESTER AGARDSLEY RHIAN MR D DONNELLY

Darsham Kit Kat

Judge’s Report by Mr David Barker

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the R.A.S.E. and the British Simmental Society for inviting me to judge this prestigious show and to the exhibitors for turning out so many high standard exhibits, which made it a pleasure to place them and a privilege to judge.

Having participated with Simmentals since 1976, it puts a completely different aspect on the event, being in the centre of the ring instead of being on the end of a halter, hopefully though I will be back there again next year.

Junior Heifer: To kick the day off with eleven strong heifers entering the ring was a challenge. The winner Scotland Bimbo 4th from P. Hill was an eye catching, smart, good mover. Not far behind and placed 2nd was a Darsham heifer and 3rd was a bigger heifer, but not quite so showy from the Sterling herd.

Intermediate Heifer: - 01-08-03 to 31-12-03 When this class of seven entered the ring the Sterling heifer really caught my eye, a lovely big strong feminine heifer and one I suspect to see a lot of in the future, in 2nd place a strong, good sort of heifer from the Crackley herd.

Intermediate Heifer: - 01-04-03 to 31-07-03 Only five heifers forward for this class, they were not quite so powerful as my previous two classes. A smart heifer with a good top line from Darsham was 1st and 2nd an Oakhill heifer, a very good breeding type.

Senior Heifer: This very strong class of fifteen were a huge credit to the breed, as I was aware of the top half dozen being very powerful, feminine girls. 1st place a big free moving, well fleshed heifer, Sterling Dolores Petra and I’m sure she will go on to be a good breeding cow in the herd in the future, not far behind an eye catching heifer Popes Nelly’s Princess who had a good top line and was very level in her plates, but I went for a more growthy heifer on the day. In 3rd place Celtic Princess from the Birch family, her locomotion was very good. These three heifers were outstanding and would take some beating at any time.  A truly marvellous class.

Cow or Heifer: Only five animals forward, I chose the heifer from Wales, Celtic Noelle, although she isn’t due to calve until the autumn, she was a good beefy sort. 2nd was Darsham Nina, a very big young cow with a strong calf at foot. This calf won the best Simmental Calf on the day.

Intermediate Cows: A well behaved, free moving, young feminine cow from Atlow won this class of seven entries. 2nd was Swallowhill Matilda from Mrs Jukes, a very good, lengthy shaped cow, which the breed is renowned for. A young cow from the Darsham stable with plenty of bone and overall beefy type was 3rd.

Senior Cows: When these five senior cows entered the ring there were two outstanding examples of the breed, Darsham Kit Kat and Atlow Rhians Valentine. Both were superbly turned out, with good locomotion.  I placed Kit-Kat ahead of Valentine as she had more length as well as a calf at foot.  Kit-Kat went on to be female and breed Champion, with Valentine closely behind in both reserve spots.

Junior Bull: A challenging task with ten junior bulls whom are at a very awkward age.  The winner Astcote Ranger, a big powerful bull with good growth rate and locomotion, an easy winner which  went on to become Reserve Male Champion. 2nd was Tilbrook Rocky, a well muscled bull, but not the strength of my winner.  Sterling Randolph a long bull, but not as fit as the others was 3rd, his day will come.

Junior Bull: Another Sterling Flint son, Darsham Rocky with plenty of power, good muscling and length won the class. 2nd was Chyanhal Radar a long clean shouldered bull, not over done, a maker. His Cornish stable mate was 3rd, good hindquarters, but not the stretch of the others.

Intermediate Bull: Only two entries, Ian Turvey’s Shannock Pride, a useful bull followed by Stuart Shrive’s Corskie Pilot.

Senior Bull: With two full brothers in the ring an unusual sight for the Senior bull class, a credit to Mrs Bricknell their breeder.  Sundial Lewis the senior one of the brothers won the class and was Male Champion, a very well fleshed bull with good hindquarters. P. Gunther’s Fircovert Majestic split them with Sundial Nobby in 3rd place.

Sir John Eastwood Dam Group of the Year: Atlow Rhians Valentine and her group were a most impressive and outstanding group.

Sterling Sire Group of the Year: To end my day with a ring full of good cattle puts the icing on the cake and to top it off it was very apt that Sterling should win their trophy, deservedly so with Darsham Kit-Kat, Darsham Parasol and Sterling Dolores Petra, a Sterling Flint trio. Celtic Merlin’s progeny of Beanhill Renee, Celtic Noelle and Celtic Princess were in 2nd place and in 3rd were Sundial Lewis, Sundial Nobby and Sundial Jersey 2nd, a Gretna House Hercules team.  To sum up my day I was very impressed with the females but rather disappointed with the overall standard of the bulls, with a few exceptions.

My thanks to the stewards Chris Addison, David Brown, Chris Martindale, Meirion Jones, Gavin Doyle and Ron Loftus who kept everything flowing smoothly and no gaps between classes, well done lads!  Also to all exhibitors for putting forward good animals and those of you who didn’t get in the frame, don’t be dejected, as without those down the line there would be no winners.

Congratulations on coming reserve in the Burke Trophy and group of five.