Monday 5 September 2022
Following on from a successful summer show circuit, Spartan 1 Typhoon from SC and GL Hartwright, Abingdon, Oxfordshire was tapped out as supreme, grand male and senior male champion by judge Ian Shaw at the National Poll Show, once again staged at Moreton in Marsh Show.
The Hartwrights’ triumph in the show ring have increased in recent times, having won a string of breed championships this summer with Typhoon the most successful animal to come from the Spartan stable to date. Born in February 2020, Typhoon is a son of Solpoll 1 Perfection, bred by Northern Irish breeders John and William McMordie and is a son of the renowned Panmure 1 Henry. Purchased at the 2019 society spring show and sale for 8,000gns, it is out of Panmure 1 Plum K19, a line which has consistently delivered for Scottish breeders JM Cant and partners.
Taking the reserve supreme, grand female and senior female titles was Rempstone 1 Anna Mary N506 from FJ Wood and sons having travelled up from Moreleigh, Devon. March 2018-born, it is by Solpoll 1 Nobility, another McMordie bred bull. Out of Dendor 1 Anna Mary 14th, a daughter of Hawkesbury 1 Prosper, the female line goes back to the well-known Jennefer line at Dendor.
Reserve grand male and intermediate male champion was Kinglee 1 Verlou, bred and exhibited by Pete Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire on its first show outing. By Cleland 1 Nelson which Pete purchased for 3,100gns at the 2018 autumn sale from breeders Nesbitt Farms, it is out of Kinglee 1 Nicole 462.
Coley 1 Duchess 609 from Heather Whittaker, Halifax, Yorkshire was selected as reserve grand female and overall junior champion and was shown at the foot of its mother Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 916 as it took the reserve supreme title at this summer’s Royal Highland Show. By Danish-bred sire Solbakkens Patrik, it then went on to win its junior heifer class at the Great Yorkshire.
The junior male championship was selected as Studdolph 1 Goldfinger from TG, EI and EN Thorne, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. By stock bull Vexour 1 Palmer which is having a big impact across the poll herds of the Thornes, it is out of Studdolph 1 Precious 501, which was bred from the Greta line at Dendor.
Ian Shaw found his reserve junior male champion in the form of Moralee 1 Wynne SO270. Born in February 2022, it is by Auckvale 1 Standout 1891S and out of Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11 which has had its own share of show success over time.
Another from the Hartwrights was Spartan 1 Voyager SP V138, which was chosen as reserve intermediate male champion. Born in March 2021, it is another by Solpoll 1 Perfection which has done so well for the breeders, it is out of Panmure 1 Plum K19, a daughter of Hawkesbury 1 Volcano.
The reserve senior male championship went to Buckenhill 1 Trans Am from Matthew Gray and Louise Crowther, Bromyard, Herefordshire. Having had an active summer of showing, this senior bull was also reserve champion at the Royal Bath and West, senior male champion at the Royal Three Counties and male champion at the Royal Welsh.
Having stood supreme champion at Agri Expo in 2021, Rempstone 1 Curly N604 from M Ludgate, Thame, Oxfordshire took the intermediate female championship. It also won its class at the 2021 Christmas Calf Show at Shrewsbury. Another by Solpoll 1 Nobility, the Curly line at Rempstone goes back to Badlingham breeding.
Success continued for Matthew and Louise who saw success in the intermediate female championship, taking the reserve title with Buckenhill 1 Brownie V329 which stood reserve female champion at the Royal Bath and West earlier this year. Born in November 2020, it is out of Bosa 1 Brownie 1034 and by Buckenhil 1 Samsonite, a Greenyards 1 Nostradamus son.
The reserve senior female championship was another won by FJ Wood and sons, this time with Pepperstock 1 Leslie V706 which stood third in its class at the show the previous year and second in its class at the 2021 Midlands and East Anglia Hereford Breeders Association herds competition while still under ownership of Jim Speirs.
One year old heifer Porton House 1 Amethyst 2nd from Paul and Vicky Moyle, Newport, Gwent went home with the reserve junior female championship. By Panmure 1 Nugget, a full brother to Panmure 1 Henry and the 2019 reserve grand male champion at the 2019 Royal Welsh Show, it is out of Ashley Moor 1 Amethyst 33rd.
Both group of three classes were led by a trio from SC and GL Hartwright, with the progeny group all sired by Solpoll 1 Nobility. Meanwhile, the pairs class saw M Ludgate move to the fore.
For the second consecutive year Luke Murphy of Spartan Herefords received the Ted Hewitson Trophy for the stockman in charge of the most successful herd and follows an extremely successful year for both Luke and the herd.
Friday night’s young handlers competition was judged by Richard Edwards who presented the Dendor show stick to Grace Denning who after winning the 13-17 year old class, won the championship. The junior class was led by Tia Moyle of Porton House Herefords and the senior class by Isla Soutter.
The complete young handler competition held alongside the main show on Saturday was judged by Andrew Owen and Sharon Morgan-Jones. The junior class was won by Mia Shaw and follows her recent success at the National Hereford Show, while the intermediate class was led by Robbie Dickin and the senior class saw Isla Soutter once again be successful.