Returning triumphant yet again to the Royal Welsh Kerry Hill ring were the Owens family of the Woodhouse flock with a shearling ewe that caught the eye of judge Neil Radnor who backed it all the way to secure the breed championship. 

Judge Neil Radnor with his champion and reserve champion

Shown on her only outing this summer having won a few classes last year as a ewe lamb, this one is by Dalwyne Ace and is out of a Woodhouse ewe by the former breed record holding Clayfield tup. 

Breed and reserve interbreed champion, a shearling ewe from the Woodhouse flock

Not only did she win the breed section, but she teamed up with a ram lamb from the same flock and the prize-winning ewe lamb from the breed classes from Sion Jones to stand reserve in the Lloyd Family Award Group of Three class and also clinched the reserve overall interbreed championship under Tim Prichard on the Wednesday of the show. 

Reserve champion for the Lloyd Family Award, represented by Woodhouse and Fronarth flocks

Scooping the reserve championship rosettes was Tom Evans with his aged ram. By a homebred son of the show winning Calcott Stanley, this one carried on his winning ways having stood breed champion at the RWAS Smallholders Spring Festival at the start of the show season. 

Aged ram class winner, male and reserve overall champion, from Tom Evans

Continuing to bring home the ribbons for the Calcott flock, Tom also won the shearling ram class and reserve male championship with his homebred shearling ram. Homebred on both sides, this one was on his first show outing of the year. 

Shearling ram class winner and reserve male champion from Tom Evans

In the female championship, it was the first-place ewe lamb from Sion Jones’ Fronath flock that followed the shearling ewe. By a homebred ram out of a Woodhouse female that was purchased for 1600gns, she had previously stood reserve breed champion on the Rare Breed day at Royal Three Counties last month. 

Ewe lamb winner and reserve female champion from Sion Jones

Wrapping up class results in the male section, Chris Adamson stood top of the ram lamb class with a son of Carpenters Ace. Again, out of a Woodhouse ewe, this one had previously won his class at the Great Yorkshire Show earlier in the month. 

Ram lamb class winner from Chris Adamson

Taking the red rosette in the aged ewe class was Kate Esler and Ed Simmons with Kingswater Ada. A two-crop ewe by a Glenro tup, she has also won her class at Three Counties this year. 

Aged ewe class winner, Kingswater Ada, from Kate Esler and Ed Simmons

Winning the group of three class was the Downwood flock of Jim Rowe and Tom Webb, with the Kingswater group coming in reserve. 

Group of Three winners from the Downwood flock of Jim Rowe and Tom Webb

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Class results: 

Senior ram

1st Tom Evans 

2nd J and P Owens

3rd M Nolan 

4th Tom Evans 

5th A Burgess 

6th S John 

Yearling ram

1st Tom Evans 

2nd J Rowe and T Webb 

3rd S Jones 

4th J Graham 

5th J and P Owens

6th G Roberts 

Ram lamb

1st Chris Adamson 

2nd J and P Owens 

3rd J Rowe and T Webb 

4th H Scott

5th W Evans 

6th A Burgess 

Senior ewe

K Elser and E Simmons 

2nd E Owens 

2rd A Burgess

4th J Graham 

5th G Roberts 

6th A John 

Yearling ewe

1st J and P Owens 

2nd S Jones 

3rd G Roberts

4th K Esler and E Simmons 

5th W Awan 

6th T Evans 

Ewe lamb

1st S Jones

2nd A Burgess

3rd J Rowe and T Webb 

4th W Evans

5th H Scott

6th Chris Adamson 

Group of Three 

1st J Rowe and T Webb 

2nd K Esler and E Simmons 

Male champion

T Evans – senior ram 

Reserve male champion 

T Evans – yearling ram

Female champion 

J and P Owens – yearling ewe 

Reserve female champion 

S Jones – ewe lamb 


J and P Owens – shearling ewe 

Reserve champion 

T Evans – senior ram