Royal Highland Show – Traditional Type Show Results

Royal Highland Show – Traditional Type

23rd - 26th June 2022

Edinburgh

Mr John Dykes, Mendick

The afternoon sun blazed down on veteran breeder, John Dykes from the well known Mendick flock as he cast his knowing eye over a superb show of traditional sheep. With some smart sheep on show it wasn’t the easiest of jobs to sort through, but the cream of the crop in this section went to Alan McCymont and son Sam from the Kirkstead flock with a 2 shear tup bought out of Kelso last year from Tudor Harris of the Bonvilston flock, for 3200gns. He took the accolades at the Welsh progeny show last year and his run in the showring continued for this son of the L1 Burndale, which has done well for the Kirkstead flock, with his first crop of lambs looking well. Kirkstead also took the reserve female champion spot with a aged ewe and also the gimmer lamb class went to them also, completing a great day for the flock.

The Champion female and reserve overall champion came from new breeder, Lisa Fleming from the Falnash, Teviot Head, who established her flock after buying at the 2020 Blue Belles sale at Carlisle, where she purchased a Kirkstead ewe. This ewe by the Mendick tup was carrying the days female champion, by the M3 Leadburnlea when it arrived and the Highland was its first outing, and what an outing it was, pushing the Kirkstead tup close all the way. This sweet gimmer has a great future in front of her and it will be interesting to see how she develops.

The Philliphaugh flock from Sir Steel-Strang enjoyed a strong showing on the day, taking the reserve male championship with a 2 shear ram, which stood second in its class to the Bonvilston tup. This boy was a bargain purchase at the Kelso sale last year when they forked out a mere £1000 from the Gefrin flock. This boy is by a Mendick sire and has done well, both in himself and how he has got. The flock also took the tup shearling class too, with a strong tup by the £6000 P3 Towdy Potts.

The tup lamb class was won by the Kidalloig flock with a smart lamb by the D3 Derwentlas out of a Howlee ewe. The group of 3 saw the Kirkstead just pip the Low Espley flock to first place.

Both sections enjoyed a great show with some tremendous sheep on show, and it was good to be back at a normal Highland show, with plenty of onlookers around the ringside. We look forward to next year and even more entries in what must be one of the shows strongest sections.

Tup, above one shear

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Tup, above one shear R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
2nd Tup, above one shear Sir F M Strang Steel Philiphaugh
3rd Tup, above one shear S Nelson Medwyn
4th Tup, above one shear G Pate & Hazel Brown Moorfoot & Leadburnlea

Shearling Tup

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Shearling Tup Sir F M Strang Steel Philiphaugh
2nd Shearling Tup J & M Turner Kildalloig
3rd Shearling Tup Sir F M Strang Steel Philiphaugh
4th Shearling Tup M & N Gray Espley

Tup Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Tup Lamb J & M Turner Kildalloig
2nd Tup Lamb Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
3rd Tup Lamb M & N Gray Espley
4th Tup Lamb Alix Gray Low Espley

Ewe, must have reared a lamb in the year of show

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe R A McClymont Kirkstead
2nd Ewe J & M Turner Kildalloig
3rd Ewe M & N Gray Espley
4th Ewe Hazel Brown Leadburnlea

Gimmer

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Gimmer Lisa Fleming Falnash
2nd Gimmer R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
3rd Gimmer Hazel Brown Leadburnlea
4th Gimmer J & M Turner Kildalloig

Ewe Lamb

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe Lamb R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
2nd Ewe Lamb M & N Gray Espley
3rd Ewe Lamb Dr Alistair Crozier Kingennie
4th Ewe Lamb J & M Turner Killdalloig

Group of Three

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Group of Three R A McClymont & Son Kirkstead
2nd Group of Three M & N Gray Espley

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Overall Champion & Male Champion R A McClymont & Son, Kirkstead First Prize Aged Ram
Reserve Overall Champion & Champion Female Lisa Fleming, Falnash First Prize Gimmer
Reserve Champion Male Sir F M Strang Steel, Philiphaugh Second Prize Aged Ram
Reserve Champion Female R A McClymont & Son, Kirkstead First Prize Aged Ewe

Gallery

Judge - Mr John Dykes, Mendick

Champion BFL Traditional - Highland 2022

Reserve Overall - Female Champion - First Prize Gimmer - Falnash

2nd Prize Aged Ram and Reserve Male - Philiphaugh

Reserve Female - First Prize Aged Ewe - Kirkstead

1st prize shearling ram - Philiphaugh

1st Prize Tup Lamb - Kildalloig

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Aged Rams

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Aged Rams

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Aged Rams

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Aged Rams

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Shearling Rams

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Shearling Rams

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Shearling Rams

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Shearling Rams

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Ram Lambs

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Ram Lambs

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Ram Lambs

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Aged Ewes

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Aged Ewes

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Aged Ewes

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Gimmers

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Gimmers

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Gimmers

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Lisa Fleming, Falnash 1st prize Gimmer

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Ewe Lambs

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Ewe Lambs

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Ewe Lambs

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Groups of Three

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Groups of Three

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Groups of Three

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Groups of Three

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Groups of Three

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Groups of Three

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Best Group of Three

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Male Championship Line up

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Female Championship Line up

Traditional BFL at RHS 2022 - Overall Championship Line up

RHS 2022

RHS 2022

Judge John Dykes

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