Beef, sheep, dairy, goat and horse judges at the Royal Highland Show 2023

Beef, sheep, dairy, goat and horse judges on the Royal Highland Present 2023

Inter-breed beef and groups Judging of the supreme beef inter-breed and groups is within the palms of Keith Redpath who has greater than 50 years of judging expertise to decide on his 2023 champion. Having judged at the entire main UK reveals in addition to bull gross sales, Keith has additionally producing successful inventory, with Redpath Nobleman being a part of the successful inter-breed groups on the 2022 Royal Highland Present.

Beef Breeder and junior inter-breed beef Hamish Goldie, will choose the Beef Breeder and junior beef inter-breed. Hamish runs the Dumfriesshire-based unit at South Bowerhouse, dwelling to the well-known Goldies Charolais cattle herd and Lleyn sheep.

The Scottish Farmer: Beef-breeder and junior beef inter-breed championship judge Hamish Goldie Ref:RH210222092 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...Beef-breeder and junior beef inter-breed championship choose Hamish Goldie Ref:RH210222092 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer…

Beef native inter-breed workforce British Farming Awards 2021 Beef Farmer of the Yr winner, Colin Davidson is judging the Beef Native Interbreed Workforce. Skaill Farm has been dwelling to the Davidson household for 75 years in Sandwick, Orkney, and is without doubt one of the most easterly farms within the British Isles.

Inter-breed dairy Hugh Kennedy is taking cost of the general dairy championship. He headed up the well-known Stair Holstein herd from Tarbolton in Ayrshire, that was dispersed final month, following a implausible 2022, successful the West of Scotland’s inaugural Winter Herd’s Workforce of Six, the Billy Scott Memorial Trophy, and the reserve within the Summer time Herd’s Workforce of 10.

Inter-breed sheep Nicely-known and revered Ian Hunter will choose the inter-breed particular person for 2023. In addition to holding the file worth for a Blackface ram at 200,000 and joint second of 160,000, Ian was a RHASS Sir William Younger Award winner in 2018 and likewise donated the Dalchirla Trophy to the present for the general Younger Handler competitors.

The Scottish Farmer: Sheep inter-breed judge Ian Hunter Ref:RH230619134 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer.Sheep inter-breed choose Ian Hunter Ref:RH230619134 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer.

Inter-breed sheep pairs Former RHASS director and chairman Keith Brooke will oversee the sheep pairs part, being additionally a former president of the Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Affiliation, (at present Honorary President), chairman of the British Rouge de l’Ouest Sheep Society. He has additionally served on the boards of Wallets Marts and Scottish, English and Welsh Wool Growers.

The Sanderson Trophy (supreme total heavy horse champion) might be awarded by Beth Sibbald, who has been breeding Highland ponies for over 50 years. Beth additionally has in depth expertise with Clydesdales and Shetlands.


Total younger handlers John Dykes and Kate Dykes, West Linton, Peebleshire

Beef native breeds inter-breed workforce championship Colin Davidson, Sandwick, Orkney.

Beef-breeder and junior beef inter-breed championship Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries.

Beef inter-breed workforce and total beef inter-breed Keith Redpath, Heiton, Kelso, Roxburghshire.

Beef inter-breed pairs William McAllister, Ballymena, Co Antrim.

Beef younger handlers Lynwyn Emslie, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

Beef Shorthorn Jane Landers, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire

The Scottish Farmer: Beef Shorthorn judge Jane Landers Ref:RH290922214 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...Beef Shorthorn choose Jane Landers Ref:RH290922214 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer…

Aberdeen Angus Dallas Allan, Alnwick, Northumberland

The Scottish Farmer: Aberdeen Angus judge Dallas Allan Ref:RH260819117 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer..Aberdeen Angus choose Dallas Allan Ref:RH260819117 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer..

Galloway John McIlwraith jnr, Puslinch, Ontario

Belted Galloway Peter Hunter-Blair, Fort Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

Highland Robert Phillip, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Hereford Carolyn Fletcher, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Lincoln Crimson John Elliot, Earlston, Scottish Borders

British Charolais Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool, Powys

British Simmental Simon Key, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk

British Limousin Michael Cursiter, Arwick, Evie, Orkney

British Blonde Neil Brown, Hackleton, Northampton

British Blue Phillip Halhead, Cockerham, Lancaster

Salers Donald Gilder, Winchcombe, Cheltenham

Business cattle Stewart Bett, Fallin, Stirlingshire.

The Scottish Farmer: Commercial cattle judge Stewart Bett Ref:RH1206200090 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...Business cattle choose Stewart Bett Ref:RH1206200090 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer…

Dairy inter-breed Hugh Kennedy, Tarbolton, Ayrshire

Ayrshire Ian McLean, Bushmills, Co Antrim

Holstein David Hodgson, Carlisle

Dairy Shorthorn Dan Stamper, Chichester School

Crimson and White, Jersey and every other dairy breed Robert Fleming, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Annan

Dairy calf and showmanship Andrew Kennedy, Ballymena

Sheep inter-breed Ian Hunter, Crieff, Perthshire.

Sheep pairs inter-breed Keith Brooke, Glenluce, Stranraer

Sheep younger handler Hannah Jackson, Rigghead, Dumfries

Blackface John MacPherson, Bailliemeanoch, Dalmally

The Scottish Farmer: Blackface judge John MacPherson Ref:RH120815005.Blackface choose John MacPherson Ref:RH120815005.

Suffolk Pat Greaney, Usk, Monmouthshire.

Lleyn Roger Wells, Cardigan, Ceredigion

Ryeland John Donovan, Whitland, Carmarthenshire

Business sheep Jimmy Taylor, Muthill, Crieff,

The Scottish Farmer: Commercial sheep judge Jimmy Taylor Ref:RH21717446...Business sheep choose Jimmy Taylor Ref:RH21717446…

Border Leicester Clark Stewart, Cupar, Fife

British Berrichon Adrian Bowen, St Clears, Carmarthenshire.

Jacob Robert Value, Churchstoke, Powys

North Nation Cheviot James Mackay, Wick

North Nation Cheviot hill-type Hugh Wilson, Moffat

Cheviot George Irving, Yarrow, Selkirk

The Scottish Farmer: Cheviot judge George Irving Ref:RH210921043 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...Cheviot choose George Irving Ref:RH210921043 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer…

Texel Flor Ryan, Affluent, Co Kildare

Hampshire Down H Middleditch, Sudbury, Suffolk

Swaledale Malcolm Allison, Reeth, Richmond

Bluefaced Leicester traditional-type Frank Johnson, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham

Bluefaced Leicester crossing-type James Cunningham, Biggar

Charollais Arwyn Thomas, Whitland, Carmarthenshire

Hebridean Jeffrey Moore, Gruline, Isle of Mull

North of England mules James Herdman, Alnwick, Northumberland

British Rouge John Gate, Lostock Inexperienced, Northwich

Beltex Mary Dunlop, Biggar, Lanarkshire

Zwartbles Kevin Robinson, Higher Magna, Shrewsbury

Scotch Mule David Grey, Kilsyth, Glasgow

The Scottish Farmer: Scotch Mule judge David Gray Ref:RH080619118 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer.Scotch Mule choose David Grey Ref:RH080619118 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer.

Bleu Du Maine Brian Buchan snr, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

Shetland Suzanne Meikle, Kirkliston, West Lothian

Blue Texel Rhys Francis, Abergorlech, Carmarthen

Dutch Noticed Allen Brief, Co Tyrone, Northern Eire

Valais Blacknose Chris Slee, Bideford, Devon


Dairy goats, youngsters, milking and Boer goats Nick Parr, Guildford, Surrey

Heavy horses

Clydesdales in hand C Halliday, Lockerbie (males); Tom Clark, Madderty, Crieff (females)

Clydesdale younger handlers and younger stockmen Kevin Wilson, Blackford, Perthshire

Ridden Clydesdales Kevin Wilson, Blackford (conformation); Morag Snow, Leven, Fife (trip)

Highland ponies in hand Jean Ralston, Methven, Perthshire (males); Dochy Ormiston, Ballater, Aberdeenshire (females)

Highland ponies beneath saddle Gillian McMurray, Lockerbie (conformation); Kirsten McMurray, Lockerbie (trip)

Shetland ponies in hand Vivien Hampton, LLawhaden, Pembrokeshire

Miniature Shetland ponies in hand Abigail Hampton, Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire

The Sanderson Trophy Beth Sibbald, Thorn Farm, Greenback

Heavy horse turnouts James Kuephfer, Millbank, Ontario, Canada.

Harness grooming and ornament Mike Horler, Tinsbury, Tub, Somerset

Working native pony in harness TBC

Personal driving (HOYS qualifier) and pleasure driving Mark Fuller, Norfolk.

Hunters in hand Vivienne Appell, London

Hunter beneath saddle weights and smalls (HOYS) Vivienne Appell, London (conformation); Kathleen Barley, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire (trip)

Working hunter (HOYS) women aspect saddle horse (HOYS) Allister Hood, Diss, Norfolk (conformation); Louise Daly, Ledbury, Herefordshire (trip)

Sports activities horses in hand Bridget Millington, Caerphilly, Wales

Retraining of racehorses Amanda Bowlby, Wantage, Oxfordshire (conformation); Michael Bowlby, Wantage, Oxfordshire (trip)

Colored horses and ponies in hand M MacLennan, Croy, Inverness

Welsh Mountain ponies (Part A) Sandy Goodwin, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Welsh ponies (Part B) Lorraine Partridge, Cwmbran, Gwent

Welsh ponies of cob kind (Part C) Arwyn Jones, Meifod, Powys

Welsh cobs (Part D) Dafydd L Morris, Aberystwyth

Mountain and moorland in hand Nicola Shuttleworth, Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Connemara ponies in hand Kay Gibb, Kingswells, Aberdeen

Total mountain and moorland in hand Erik MacKechnie, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire

St Johns Wells Trophy Marie-Claire Nimmo, Winchburgh, West Lothian

Total gentle horse in hand (HOYS supreme in hand qualifier) Allister Hood, Diss, Norfolk

Pony breeding in hand Lorayne Ahmet, Sevenoaks, Kent

Arabs and part-bred arab in hand and beneath saddle Kirsty Nelson, Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Driving horses and cobs (HOYS) Bridget Millington, Caerphilly, Wales (conformation); Emily Whalley, Crawley, Sussex (trip)

Mountain and moorland working hunter ponies (HOYS) Carolyn Whiteley, Braintree, Essex (conformation); Lorayne Ahmet, Sevenoaks, Kent (leap)

Facet saddle Bridget Millington, Caerphilly, Wales

Present hunter ponies (HOYS), lead rein and (HOYS) first ridden pony of present hunter kind Joanne Griffin, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (conformation); Angela Calvert, Doncaster, South Yorkshire (trip)

Present ponies (HOYS) Jerome Harforth, Yarm, North Yorkshire (conformation); Daybreak Christie, Shangton, Leicestershire (trip)

Lead rein and first ridden present ponies Daybreak Christie, Shangton, Leicestershire

Mountain and moorland lead rein and first ridden ponies (HOYS) Stephen Howard, York, Yorkshire (conformation); Erik MacKechnie, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire (trip)

Junior mountain and moorland ridden (HOYS) Carolyn Whiteley, Braintree, Essex (conformation); Lorayne Ahmet, Sevenoaks, Kent (trip)

Donkeys Helen Singleton-Bell, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Working hunter ponies (HOYS) Anne Leaver, Chorley, Lancashire (conformation); Vivienne Appell, London (leap)

Half-bred ridden pony (HOYS) Morean Hamilton, Kilmarnock (conformation); Fiona Stewart, Cupar, Fife (trip)

Mountain and moorland ponies beneath saddle (HOYS) Giant breeds Most important Ring Jerome Harforth, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire (conformation); L Clynes-Thomas, Bacup, Lancashire (trip). Small breeds Thistle Ring Nicola Shuttleworth, Northallerton, North Yorkshire (conformation); Erik MacKechnie, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire (trip)

Colored horses and ponies beneath saddle (HOYS) Daybreak Christie, Shangton, Leicestershire (conformation); James van Praagh, Wotley, Sussex (trip)

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