Returning to the show ring with a bang for this year was Tom Evans and his Calcott flock as he secured both the champion and reserve champion spot at the RWAS Spring Festival under judge Gwilym Pugh, as well as being short listed in the interbreed line up. 

His champion was the winner of the aged ram class who won as a shearling ram at the 2022 show. He’s a homebred son of a previous show winning ram Calcott Stanley and is also the sire of some of this year’s crop of lambs for the flock. 

Champion, aged ram from the Calcott flock

Meanwhile, taking the reserve championship rosettes was the homebred shearling ewe, again by Stanley. 

Reserve champion – shearling ewe from the Calcott flock

Also flying the flag for the Kerry Hill breed was Old School Kerry Hills as their winning group of three from the breed class then went on to stand reserve interbreed group of three. Young Henry and Amelia John from the Old School Kerry Hills flock did the breed proud in the young handlers classes coming first and 5th, respectively. 

Reserve interbreed group of three from Old School Kerry Hills

Class results: 

Ram – two-year-old and over 

1st Tom Evans 

2nd Old School Kerry Hills 

3rd Freddie Probert

4th Hilary Wooldridge 

Shearling ram 

1st Tom Evans 

2nd Christine Soar

3rd Old School Kerry Hills 

4th Freddie Probert 

5th James Sloyan 

6th Hilary Wooldridge 

Ewe – two-year-and-older 

1st Anthony John

2nd Old School Kerry Hills 

3rd Freddie Probert 

Shearling ewe 

1st Tom Evans 

2nd Old School Kerry Hills 

3rd James Sloyan 

4th Trista Edwards-Hulme

5th Freddie Probert 

6th Tom Evans 

Best Group of Three 

Old School Kerry Hills