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Latheron Show results roundup


By Jean Gunn

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Kimmy Lai, Dempster Street, Wick, took the supreme horse championship and the champion of champions trophy with her light legged champion, Ashlea's Hollywood Showgirl, a three-year-old by Hollywood. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios
Kimmy Lai, Dempster Street, Wick, took the supreme horse championship and the champion of champions trophy with her light legged champion, Ashlea's Hollywood Showgirl, a three-year-old by Hollywood. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

A roundup of the main results from the 97th Latheron Show which was held over split locations this year – Lybster and Bilbster.

HORSES

Clydesdales – Female (three-year-old and over): 1 M and J Munro, Hollyview, Janetstown. Foal: Lucy Aitken, Wick.

Shetland – Three-year-old and under: Leeann Hope, Dunnet. Mare (over three-year-old) and gelding (over three-year-old): Bethany Swanson, Framside, Calder. Miniature: Natalie Macdonald, Halkirk. Shetland pony with handler (14-year-old and under) and under saddle: Hannah Taylor, Mid Calder.

Highland – Three-year-old and under: Margaret Macdonald, Broynach, Thurso. Three-year-old and over: N Macdonald, Halkirk. Under saddle: Janet Macleod, Upper Dounreay.

Light-legged horses – Mare (in foal or with foal at foot) and foal: Sylvia Stewart, Achavrole, Dunbeath. Registered mountain and moorland: Emma Florence, North Bylbster. Registered Arab, Anglo-Arab and Part-Arab: Lisa Kennedy, Blamhor House, Georgemas. Cob type mare or gelding: Ashleigh Campbell, Castle View House, Wick. Two/three-year-old: Kimmy Lai, Wick.

Ridden – Not exceeding 12.2hh: Rachel MacGregor, Achardle Farm, Harpsdale. 12.2hh-13.2hh: L Kennedy. 13.2hh-14.2hh: A Campbell. 14.2hh-15.2hh: Morven Mackenzie, Achalone Croft, Halkirk. Exceeding 15.2hh: A Campbell. Lead rein: Abbie Burt, Wick. Cob type: Russell Skelton, Morven View, Spittal. Coloured horse: Vicky Shearer, Lythmore. Sidesadldle: Gabby Ivey, West Watten.

Working Hunter – Cradle stakes: R MacGregor. Novice horse: R Skelton. Novice pony: L Kennedy. Intermediate horse/pony: Liam Mackenzie, Achalone Croft. Open horse: Emma Coghill, Brigend, East Clyth.

Showjumping – Lead rein: Abbie Burt. 40cm: R MacGregor. 60cm and junior jumping: L Mackenzie. Novice: V Shearer. Intermediate: Cat MacGregor, Achardle Farm, Harpsdale. Pony 70-80cm: Fearne McCarthy, Mey. Open and horse puissance: E Coghill. Pony puissance: Cerys King.

Under 14.2hh games – Musical poles: Becca Sinclair. Walk trot and canter, and trotting race: Ava Bain. Over 14.2hh – Walk, trot and canter: Alison Wild. Musical poles and trotting race: E Coghill.

Debby Munro, of Invercharron Farm, Ardgay, holding the supreme cattle champion, Jacket Potato the commercial title winner, a 15-month-old British Blue cross heifer, after Caithness Norseman. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios
Debby Munro, of Invercharron Farm, Ardgay, holding the supreme cattle champion, Jacket Potato the commercial title winner, a 15-month-old British Blue cross heifer, after Caithness Norseman. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

CATTLE

Continental male (born before October 1, 2021): Jonathan Gunn, Mavsey, Lybster. Continental female (born before October 1, 2021): Rebecca Jenkins, Ha' of Bowermadden. Cross steer (born before June 1, 2021); cross heifer (coloured blue-grey or black) and cross calf (born between October 1 and December 31, 2021: J Munro & Son, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay. Cross calf male (born after March 1, 2022): Gordon Begg, Bonnells, John O'Groats. Cross calf female (born after March 1, 2022): R Jenkins.

Young Farmer calf competition, pedigree (born between March 1 and September 1, 2021): Lauren Oag, Achiebeg Farm, Shebster. Commercial (born between March 1 and September 1, 2021): Tilly Munro, Invercharron Farm, Ardgay. Champion YF: T Munro. Reserve: L Oag.

SHEEP

Cheviot – Hill Cheviot male: Kris Sutherland, Dunbeath Farms. Pen of four sheep; dinmont tup; tup lamb, ewe in milk; gimmer and ewe lamb: John Forbes, Boultach, Latheron.

Texel – Ewe: D A & K Douglas, Achnamoine Farm, Watten. Gimmer and shearling tup: J Forbes. Ewe lamb; tup lamb and pen of three: C & W Budge, Hoy and Braal, Halkirk.

Suffolk – Ewe; ewe lamb and tup lamb: Katie Gunn, Shop Farm, Scotscalder. Gimmer and shearling tup: C & W Budge.

Other pure-bred sheep: S & J Swanson, Framside, Calder. Blackface female and male: Terry Elder, Portormin Road, Dunbeath.

Commercial sheep – Ewe with twin cross-bred lambs: K Gunn. Cross sheep other than half-breds, ewe: C & W Budge. Cross sheep other than half-breds, ewe lamb: S & J Swanson.

Sheena Macleod, Lybster, had the best exhibit and most points in floral arrangement. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios
Sheena Macleod, Lybster, had the best exhibit and most points in floral arrangement. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

FLOWER SHOW

Trophies – John Wares memorial trophy for most points in pot plants section; Jim Steven, Stirkoke, trophy best busy lizzie; Eric Farquhar trophy for best exhibit in cut flowers; Mrs G Gunn shield most points in cut flowers: Gladys Gunn, Latheronwheel.

Horizons Quaich for most points floral art; John and Anita Sinclair memorial trophy for best in show; Royal Bank, Lybster, trophy for best floral arrangement and Eileen Farquhar silver tray for most points in floral arrangement: Hillary Butcher.

Helen Budge perpetual trophy for most points in floral arrangements and Celia More trophy for best floral arrangement (parish): Sheena Macleod. Four Seasons cup for best pot plant (parish) and Muriel Sutherland silver tray for best pot plant (open): Sheila Macleod.

Pauline Jones salver for best pot of lillies: Cody Taylor. Best exhibit in novice section: Sammy Sutherland.

VINTAGE MACHINERY

Tractors: 1 John Gunn, CASE; 2 J Anderson, Wick, 135 MF.

Eleven-month-old Ruaraidh Sheales, Forse House, seen here with mum, Ellie, won the baby show. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios
Eleven-month-old Ruaraidh Sheales, Forse House, seen here with mum, Ellie, won the baby show. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

BABY SHOW

0-6 months: Hecta Sinclair, Latheronwheel; 6-12 months: Ruaraidh Sheales, Forse of Nature. 18-24 months: Shay Center, Wick. Best in baby show: R Sheales.

CHILDREN'S SPORTS

Boy's race – 5 and under: Scott Henderson, Watten. 6-8: Elijah Johnstone, Lybster. 9-11 years: Declan Macdonald, Lybster. 12-15: Aarn Philips, Lybster.

Girl's race – 5 and under: Hannah Sutherland, Sarclet. 6-8 years: Florence Hargreaves, Occumster. 9-11: Emily Henderson, Lybster. 12-15 years: Shannon Cambell, Lybster. Boy's marathon: D Macdonald. Girls marathon: Elsie Macauslan, Berriedale.

Boys monkey race – 5 and under: Devan Manson, Lybster. (6-8): Donnie Drummond. Girl's monkey race – 5 and under: H Sutherland. 6-8: F Hargreaves. Boy's three-legged race – 9-11: Will Fryer and D Macdonald. Over 11: Andrew Sinclair and A Phillips. Girl's three-legged race (9-11): E Macauslan and E Henderson.

Boy's sack race – 5 and under: Logan Samuels, Thurso. 6-8: D Drummond. 9-11: Will Fryer, Latheron. Girl's sack race – 5 and under: Mia Sutherland. 6-8: F Hargreaves. 9-11: E Macauslan. 12-15: Tamara Sutherland, Dunbeath.

Boy's spud and spoon race – 5 years and under: L Samuels. 6-8 years: Kieran Sutherland. 9-11 years: Oscar Siggers, Lybster. 12-15: A Sinclair. Girl's spud and spoon race: 1 Aria Macdonald, Lybster. 6-8: Cara Center, Wick. 9-11: Molly Macauslan. 12-15: T Sutherland.

Points winners: Declan Macdonald and Tamara Sutherland.


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