Monday 12 June 2023
Royal Cornwall locals and longtime supporters, the Hawke family, secured the supreme and male champion positions with Hustyn Cider at the Royal Cornwall Show. September 2020-born, it is a son of Border Souvenir S40 which took the supreme title at last year’s show. Out of Hustyn Curly 5th bred from the Border herd’s Curly line which originated from the Wenlock herd, its dam’s sire Hustyn Onslow stood male champion at the Royal Cornwall in 2018.
Solpoll 1 Pansy T17 from FJ Wood and sons, Moreleigh, Devon occupied the reserve supreme and female championship positions and follows on from its supreme championship at Devon County. With Jonathan Moorhouse sorting the line-ups, the April 2020-born female also moved to the fore in its senior female class. By Danish-bred Moeskaer Mentos, the young female was purchased in-calf at the 2022 spring show and sale at 6,200gns. Its dam is a full sister to Solpoll 1 Lawman while its grand dam is a full sister to Solpoll 1 Gilbert, the three times UK sire of the year, having also sired five females of the year.
Nicholashayne 1 Frankie from K and A Prettejohn, Nicholashayne, Somerset stood next to Hawkes’ bull as reserve male champion and also won the junior bull class. January 2022-born, it is a son of Nicholashayne 1 Kingkong which was reserve interbreed junior bull at the 2015 Royal Welsh Show among other successes.
Lanscombe 1 Cilla from RA Mitchell, Dorchester, Dorset was tapped out as reserve female champion after taking the red ticket in its intermediate female class. Having already won the female champion title at Devon County. By Lanscombe 1 Wizard, it is out of Lanscombe 1 Winkie, a daughter of Brangwyn 1 Emperor, bred by the Roderick family, Gower, Swansea. The Mitchell family also won the group of three.
The junior heifer class was led by March 2022-born Kingsland 1 Starlet 22 from Vaughan Farms having travelled down from Herefordshire. A daughter of Gouldingpoll 1 Moonshine which won the 2018 Royal Welsh Show, its maternal line quickly goes back to Solpoll.
Hustyn Greyart, another from the Hawke family, took the red ticket in the August to December 2021-born bull class. By Border Souvenir S40 bred by Stan Quan, it is out of Hustyn Gaylass, a Phocle Generator daughter.