Judged by Michael Robson

Revelex Cup – Champion Herd – Heathbrow (D.A & L.A Sapsed)

Best bull born after January 1st 2015 – Heathbrow Grandslam (D.A & L.A Sapsed)

Best heifer born after January 1st 2015 – Beeches Gladis (C.H Carter)

Dam and one progeny – Sterling Grace’s Wilhemina (H & A Clarke)

David Barker Award – Knowledge of breed – L Harding

Best Stock Bull – Drumsleed Explosion (R.J Grenham)

Mike Jones Memorial Cup – Family Group – Fanni family (D.A & L.A Sapsed)

Merian Jones Award – Best young stock (D.A & L.A Sapsed)

Shebdon Tankard- Group of Maiden heifers (C.H Carter)

Large herds:

  1. D.A & L.A Sapsed (Heathrow)
  2. H&A Clarke (Williams)
  3. Hallway Simmentals

Medium herds:

  1. M&L Rix (Roding)
  2. A & P Hurn (Twyford)

Small herds:

  1. R Grenham (Boars Head)
  2. D & J Berry (Broadreed Farm Partnership)

Simmental of the Year – Heathbrow Freddie Star (D.A & L.A Sapsed)

Once again David and Lesley Sapsed were on winning form at Kent Show at Detling, this time with their three year old cow Heathbrow Caramel. Sired by Dirnanean Welcome, she is out of the Heathbrow Niagra sired Heathbrow Valentine and was show with her January born heifer calf by Celtic Comet at foot.

Standing reserve was Michael Hinds’ April 2012-born heifer Ravendale Goldie. This Heathbrow Wizard daughter is out of the Swallowhill Luther sired dam Ravensdale Goldie.

David and Lesley Sapsed’s Heathrbow herd claimed its second consecutive English National Show championship title, this year held at the Royal Norfolk under judge Michael Robson of the Kilbride Farm herd in Northern Ireland.

Their victor was Heathbrow Duchess, an April 2012-born Dirnanean Welcome daughter out of the Dirnanean Telstar sired dam Heathbrow Waikiki. She carries a TPI of +91 and SRI of +100 and went on to stand interbreed Continental female champion and overall interbreed champion.

She then paired with the male champion, David Donnelly’s Lisglass Barnabus to win the interbreed pairs championship.

Also for the second year running, the Simmental team secured the Colemans Cup. This year the group consisted of Hayley and Andrew Clarke’s Williams Malvenas, Williams Emily and William Eleanor and they were joined by David and Lesley Sapsed’s young bull Heathbrow Xfactor.

Congratulations to all South East club members: Heathbrow, Broad Reed, Boards Head, Swallowhill, Ravendale, Beetley, Williams and Key, who contributed to a fantastic show of cattle.

Ann and Tony Jukes secured the overall championship at South of England under judge James Arnold with Swallowhill Bluebell. Born May 2011, she is by Hillcrest Champion and is out of Raceview Vita Kim, a female who was purchased privately from Peter and Marion O’Connell’s successful Raceview herd. Bluebell was shown with her January-born heifer calf, Swallowhill Faith, who is by Celtic Rock and she’s in calf to him again.

first prize at norfolk with calf

Taking reserve spot after winning the junior cow or heifer class was Heathbrow Caramel.  She is a Dirnanean Welcome daughter out of the home bred Heathbrow Niagra sired Heathbrow Valentine. Her January born heifer calf by Celtic Comet was shown at foot.

Standing male champion for Rhys Grenham and the Broad Reed Farm Partnership was their joint owned stock bull Skerrington Vanguard. This July 2007-born Corskie Proton son is out of the Dovefields Gallant daughter Skerrington Sunrise 16th. He has had a successful start to the summer winning interbreed male champion at Heathfield Show.

Meanwhile, the junior champion honours and reserve male champion was Williams Eddie from Hayley and Andrew Clarke. Sired by Clonagh Tiger Gallant he is out of a Tristar daughter, Williams Lorette Auror.

Securing the overall breed championship at Hertfordshire County Show was David and Lesley Sapsed’s Heathbrow Caramel. Sired by Dirnanean Welcome she is out of the home bred Heathbrow Niagra daughter Heathbrow Valentine and was shown with her January-born heifer calf by Celtic Comet at foot. This year she has already won overall champion at Newark and Notts County Show, while last year she was reserve female champion at Royal Norfolk Show and interbreed champion at Suffolk Show.

The Sapseds also took the ribbons in the male championship with Heathbrow Exfactor. This Dirnanean Welcome son is out of the Salisbury Challenger daughter Darsham Real Treasure. Ex Factor carries a TPI of +71 and SRI of +77 and stood overall championship at the East of England Smithfield Festival last December.

Congratulations to the Broadreed Farm Partnership on coming through as small herd winners and then champion herd winners in the 2013 herd competition, kindly judged by Gerald Smith of the Drumsleed herd. They took home the Revelex cup for the champion herd, along with the Shebdon Tankard for the best group of maiden heifers.

Winning the best bull born after January 1st 2013 was Hayley Clarke with William’s Elliot, a Heathbrow Tristar son out of Horsfordmannor Vikki. The Clarke family continued a great run of form in the competition as they also scooped the best heifer born after January 1st 2013 with Williams Wednesdays Emily, another Tristar daughter out of a Sterling bred female, as well as the Merian Jones award for the best youngstock and they came second in the Large herds section. Winner of this section was David and Lesley Sapsed of the Heathbrow herd. They ended their great success by winning the Simmental of the Year Award with Williams Draco.   

Winning the dam and one progeny section was the Hurn family of the Twyford herd with Twyford Willow and Twyford Evermore. They also won the medium herds section, while the best stock bull section went to C H Carter for Dirnanean Shane, while Rhys Grenham won the Mike Jones Memorial Cup for the best family group with the Karina family from his Boars Head herd. Then picking up the David Barker Award for knowledge of the breed was Lizzie Harding.

Section results:

Large Herd

1st D A and L A Sapsed – Heathbrow

2nd H Clarke – Williams

3rd  C H Carter – Beeches

Medium Herd

1st A and P Hurn – Twyford

2nd R Grenham – Boars Head

3rd B and S Harding – Hallway

Small Herd

1st Braodreed Farm Partnership – Broadreed

2nd B Borlase – Perrywood

The Borlase family were out on winning form again to take the top spot at this year’s Edenbridge and Oxted Show with their yearling heifer Sacombe Dainty-Bouquette. By their senior herd sire Clonagh World Class, this one was calf champion at last year’s National Show at East of England.

Standing reserve to her was Michael Hind’s yearling bull Ravensdale Dragon, a Heathbrow Wizard son.

The Sacombe team also won the interbreed group of three and interbreed progeny group.

Interbreed group winners

Coleman Cup Winners

Taking the overall championship at Royal Norfolk Show under judge John Dykes from the Mendick herd was David and Lesley Sapsed’s Dirnanean Kitty 2nd. This six year old Halenook Panache daughter is out of Dirnanean Kitty, an Arkmill Franklyn daughter, she carries a TPI of +82 and SRI of +85. This was her fifth breed championship of the year, she had already stood breed and interbreed champion at Newark and Notts, Herts County, Cheshire and interbreed female at South of England.

Standing reserve female to Kitty was the Sapsed’s polled heifer Heathbrow Caramel. Born March 2011 she is by Dirnanean Welcome and out of Heathbrow Valentine, a Heathbrow Niagra daughter. Earlier this season Caramel was interbreed champion at Suffolk Show.

Williams Wendy’s Dromeda

Williams Wendy’s Dromeda

Other south east group members doing well were the Borlase family’s Sacombe herd, they won the senior bull class and took reserve male champion with Sacombe Balmoral. Born January 2010, Balmoral is by Sacombe Nijinsky N68 and is out of the Slievenagh Fantastic daughter Sacombe Louise-Oma and is owned in partnership with Ann and Tony Jukes of the Swallowhill herd.

Also Hayley Clarke’s Williams Wendy’s Dromeda stood reserve junior champion. This Heathbrow Tristar daughter is out of Sterling Petra’s Wendy, a Sterling Rochester daughter.

Congratulations also must go to the Williams and Sacombe herds who teamed up together to win the coveted Coleman Cup Award for the best team of four.

Williams Draco

Williams Draco

Taking the overall championship at Kent Show under judge Mr R Hodgkinson from the Kimcote herd, Leicestershire, was club member Hayley Clarke’s Williams Draco. This February 2012 Darsham Playboy son is out of the Blackford Lancer daughter, Tillymaud Malvenas 58th.

Also well done to Mr Hind who took reserve overall with Ravensdale Olive 5th a two year old heifer by Heathbrow Wizard and out of Ravensdale Olive 3, a Beeches Navaho daughter. This heifer carries a TPI of +88 and SRI of +94.