Southern Region News Archive
News & Events in 2012
Open Day 2012
In the middle of June we had a very successful Open Day at Fiona and Noel Gordon’s lovely house near Maidstone. Unlike many other events this year, the weather was kind although Fiona had a few panics the week before as to whether we would all have to move indoors. However apart from a couple of short lived showers, the sun shone and we all enjoyed a superb barbecue lunch on the terrace. Before that we looked at Fiona’s flock and Jean Blacknell led a very informative and interesting discussion about all aspects of the breed and sheep keeping generally.
After lunch there was a hands on session on halter training, washing and preparing sheep for showing and how to show your sheep in the ring to best advantage.
As always Jean was full of useful advice and helpful tips!
It was nice to see some new faces, particularly young ones, and hopefully some of them will now feel they have the confidence to have a go at showing.
Thank you again to Fiona and Noel for their hospitality
SHOW RESULTS 2012
Show results Click on the show name to see the full results
Flock assessment 2012 Click on the link for the results
News & Events in 2011
Now the show season is here I will do my best to get the results up as they come in, if you have any good photos of you and your winning flock collecting your cups Please email them in,to BARLEY110@AOL.COM And I'll do my best.
Kent County show 15th-17th July.
There was a superb turn out of 26 Jacob sheep for the Kent show. Linda Brown took the championship with her ram and the reserve was won by Chis Bone with her ewe lamb.
The newly presented Aldington cup for the best Jacob fleece was won by Chris Bone.
Caroline Gould did a brilliant job setting up and manning the Society stand which won a highly commended award in the agricultural stand category. Photos to follow
Well done to all of them!
Kent show results.
Ram 1st L. Brown, 2nd L. Brown.
Ram Lamb 1st Mr C. Palmer, 2nd L. Brown, 3rd Fiona Gordon.
Ewe lamb 1st C. Bone, 2nd Mrs Anning, 3rd F. Gordon.
Ewe 1st L. Brown, 2nd L. Brown, 3rd C. Bone.
Group of three 1st L. Brown, 2nd L. Brown, 3rd F. Gordon.
SINGLETON Rare Breeds Show 17th July 2011.
Ram 1st Mike Reynolds, with Wispers Remus. 2nd Mrs Digweed, with Rowan.
Ram Lamb 1st Mrs Digweed, 2nd Mrs Digweed, 3rd M. Reynolds.
Ewe 1st M. Reynolds, 2nd Daphne Rice & Helen Sutherland.
Ewe lamb 1st M. Reynolds, 2nd D. Rice & H. Sutherland.
Champion Ram Mike Reynolds.
Reserve Champion Ram lamb Mrs Digweed.
ALTON SHOW 3rd Jul 2011
Ewe 1st S. Jones, 2nd D. Rice/ H. Sutherland. 3rd S. Jones.
Ram 1st B.C. Coventry, 2nd S. Jones, 3rd M.Bridger.
Ewe lamb 1st B.C. Coventry, 2nd S. Jones, 3rd D.Rice/ H. Sutherland.
Ram lamb 1st D. Rice/ H. Sutherland, S. Jones.
Group of three 1st S. Jones, 2nd B. C. Coventry.
Champion Jacob sheep B. C. Coventry, ram.
Reserve champion D. Rice/ H.Sutherland, ram lamb.
Surrey County Show May 30th 2011
Judge: Mr Peter Bull.
Champion- 1054 Simon Jones ewe.
Reserve- Simon Jones shearling ewe.
189 RAM any age 1st- 1051 Simon Jones, 2nd- 1052 S Coventry.
190 RAM LAMB 1st- 1053 Simon Jones.
191 EWE any age 1st- 1054 Simon Jones, 2nd- 1055
192 SHEARLING EWE 1st- 1057 Simon Jones, 2nd- 1056 Simon Jones, 3rd- 1055 S Coventry.
193 SINGLE EWE LAMB, born in 2011, 1st- 1059 S Coventry, 2nd- 1058 Simon Jones.
Ben Walden Wilts
Jane Wade Kent
Nick Tobutt West Sussex
Jon Race East Sussex
Mr T Kemp Kent