Rain can't stop fabulous Fishguard Show

BEST IN SHOW: Graham Williams with Melody, the six year-old Leonberger. Melody is used as a therapy dog and often visits old people's homes. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8885296)

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW: Anne Evans with seven month old whippet Rio Grande. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8885308)

POOCHES ON PARADE: These youngsters proudly walk their dogs around the ring. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8885339)

PRESENTATION TIME: The judge Kim Owen awards a rosette to one of the young handlers. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8885356)

A CLOSE SHAVE: A sheep sharing demonstration was among the attractions. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8885365)

TIME TO SHINE: This young dog handler enjoys her moment in the ring. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8885392)

SHOW DOGS: These young handlers parade their pooches in the ring. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8885425)

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THE wet weather failed to dampen people’s spirits at Fishguard Show on Friday, August 1.

Hundreds of competitors and visitors travelled from far and wide to Fronhaul Fields for the event, which is now in its 157th year.

In her President’s Welcome, Enid George said: “I have been coming to this wonderful show for over 60 years. For many of the early years my late husband Colin and I showed British Friesian Cattle, so I am well aware of the time, effort and dedication required by all exhibitors of all species and other aspects of agriculture and horticulture required in preparing for this or any show.”

Together with the traditional cattle, sheep, pig and horse classes, there was a well-attended companion dog show and displays from Pembrokeshire Foxhounds, sheepdog and ducks and Pembrokeshire Falconry.

Visitors were treated to demonstrations of sheep shearing, threshing, horse shoeing and cookery, as well as a display of machinery through the ages, including vintage tractors.

The horticulture and craft marquees also proved popular.

Speaking after the show Mrs George said: “The show has gone ever so well. It started off terribly wet but it has turned out wonderful, with lots of people coming in.

“The competition has been really good in every class, from cattle to horticulture.”

Cattle class results:

Most points in show: P & S Williams, Home Farm, Leweston.

Most points local: P & S Williams, Home Farm, Leweston.

Group of three Welsh Black: Marian Phillips, Dancoed, Pontfaen.

Champion Welsh Black: G D & A James, Bernards Well Isaf, Tufton.

Group of three Hereford: A John, Laques Fawr, Llansteffan.

Champion Hereford: T G, E I & N Thorne, Studdolph Hall, Steynton.

Champion Limousin: T Price & H Griffiths, Pencraig, Trelech, Carmarthen.

Champion any other beef breed: Miss M D Jones & Mr J I Davies, Penhill, Penrhiwllan, Llandysul.

Beef interbreed group: E D Griffiths & Co, Cilgryman Fawr, Cwmfelin, Mynach, Whitland.

Champion interbreed: T Price & H Griffiths, Pencraig, Trelech, Carmarthen.

Best pair commercial beef: Jenkins family, Pant yr Odyn, Beulah.

Champion commercial beef: Jenkins family, Pant yr Odyn, Beulah.

Dairy – best udder: Ben Evans, Treddiog Fach, Mathry.

Group of three Holstein: James Cornock, Cefn y Dre Farm, Fishguard.

Champion Holstein: P & S Williams, Home Farm, Leweston.

Most points local breeder: Ben Evans, Treddiog Fach, Mathry.

Most points Holstein: Ben Evans, Treddiog Fach, Mathry.

Most points gained by an exhibitor Holstein: Ben Evans, Treddiog Fach, Mathry.

Champion any other dairy breed: P & S Williams, Home Farm, Leweston.

Group of three interbreed dairy: James Cornock, Cefn y Dre Farm, Fishguard.

Dairy champion heifer: P & S Williams, Home Farm, Leweston.

Supreme dairy champion: P & S Williams, Home Farm, Leweston.

Highest profitability: Ben Evans, Treddiog Fach, Mathry.

Calf rearing: Stephanie Ryan, Ffynnon, Pentregalar, Crymych.

Child handler: Rhydian Phillips, Treddiog Fach, Mathry.

Most points in cattle classes: P & S Williams, Home Farm, Leweston.

Sheep class results

Champion Suffolk: Fay Hendrie, Talgarth, Brecon.

Champion Texel: Andrew Thomas, Gwarllwyn, Glandwr.

Champion any British Lowland: E B & S Jones, Maesglas, Wolfscaslte.

Champion any Continental: Martin Gethin, Crwcymorfod, Letterston.

Champion Black Welsh Mountain: E T Hendrie, Talgarth, Brecon.

Champion Jacob: O & R Jenkins, Londonderry Farm, Jeffreyston.

Champion Badger Face: E A Eagles, Oerand Fach, Llanboidy.

Group of three Lleyn: E A Eagles, Oerand Fach, Llanboidy.

Champion Lleyn: E A Eagles, Oerand Fach, Llanboidy.

Champion any other breed: O & R Jenkins, Londonderry Farm, Jeffreyston.

Commercial sheep: H & J Patrick, East Hook Farm, Portfield Gate.

Supreme champion interbreed: Andrew Thomas, Gwarllwyn, Glandwr.

Champion group of three interbreed: E B & S Jones, Maesglas, Wolfscaslte.

Pet lamb: Faye Hendrie, Talgarth, Brecon.

Young handler: Bethan Davies, Bryn yr Eglwys, Llanfynydd

Lambs and porkers: J H Davies & son, Mount Pleasant, Treffgarne.

Pig class results:

Best pig in show: G L & L E Owens, Lletty Farm, Llanon.

Most points in pig section: G L & L E Owens, Lletty Farm, Llanon.

Horse class results:

Best mare – heavy horse: Elfed and Louise, Gwel yr Haul, Blaencilleth, Newcastle Emlyn.

Best exhibit – heavy horse: Elfed and Louise, Gwel yr Haul, Blaencilleth, Newcastle Emlyn.

Local open hunter: Wyn Morris, Llandre Ganol, Llanycefn, Clunderwen.

Best ridden hunter: C W Rees, Dudwell, Camrose.

Best in hand hunter: Lucy Williams, Brambley Park.

Open riding cob: Sarah Whitfield, Penskyber Fawr, Letterston.

Best cob D young stock: W D Davies, Brynawel, Five Road, Llanelli.

Best Welsh cob section D: J Nicholson, Valley New, Cross Farm, Llanon.

Best mare pony breeder: Heather Vaughan, Home Farm, Camrose.

Champion pony breeding: Heather Vaughan, Home Farm, Camrose.

Mountain and Moorland: Sarah Whitfield, Penskyber Fawr, Letterston.

Best mare Welsh Mountain A: Owen family, Dyffryn Brodyn, Blaenwaun.

Champion Welsh Mountain A: Owen family, Dyffryn Brodyn, Blaenwaun.

Champion Welsh pony section B: co Popsters, Wellington Farm, Gloucester.

Coloured and spotted horse: Rachel James, Trebrython Farm, Dwrbach.

Champion children’s riding pony: Sarah Whitfield, Penskyber Fawr, Letterston.

Champion local pony: Sarah Whitfield, Penskyber Fawr, Letterston.

Champion working hunter: Leo Bowen, New Bridge Farm, Crundale.

Champion working hunter: C W Rees, Dudwell, Camrose.

Champion show hunter pony: Mark Meyrick, Lydstep Court, Lydstep.

Champion Shetland: A Francis, Beulah, Newcastle Emlyn.

Fancy dress: Nicola Clewer-Evans, Rosebush.

Side saddle: Seren James, Furzehill Farm, Martletwy

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