Loaningfoot flock claims Royal Highland championship two years on the bounce 

Having clinched the breed and interbreed title at last year’s Royal Highland Show, Ben Radley and his Loaningfoot show team returned to Edinburgh once again to re-take his breed championship honours and go on to win the reserve interbreed and interbreed pairs titles. 

Champion, shearling ewe from Ben Radley

This shearling ewe, 22XZR01394 is by Foxhill Va Va Voom and is out of a Foulrice ewe by Foulrice Osprey. She teamed up with her sire and winner of the male championship from the breed classes, Foxhill Va Va Voom, to take the interbeed pairs title. Va Va Voom is no stranger to winning ways having been a formidable force on last year’s show circuit. 

Commenting on his overall champion, judge Arwyn Thomas of the Arbryn flock said: “She was as close to perfect on the day, exhibiting natural fleshing, great locomotion and breed character, a real show girl.” 

Male champion and aged ram winner, Foxhill Va Va Voom from William and Carole Ingram

Clinching reserve breed honours under Arwyn was the reserve female champion and winner of the aged ewe class, a 2020-born Springhill Untouchable daughter from brothers Gregor and Bruce Ingram. This one is out of a homebred female by Rhaeadr Orlando. 

Reserve breed and reserve female champion, aged ewe from Gregor and Bruce Ingram

Securing the reserve male championship was the shearling ram winner, Wernfawr Ace, from William and Carole Ingram. Purchased at last year’s Premier Sale for the top price of the day of 15,000gns, this one is by Logie Durno Wall St and is out of a Wedderburn female by Wrenvale Mad 4 Ewe. 

Reserve male and shearling ram class winner, Wernfawr Ace from William and Carole Ingram

Winner of the ram lamb class were sisters Eilidh and Eric Duncan of the Braemuir flock with 23WHK00343, a son of their second prize aged ram Knockin Welterweight. This ram lamb is out of a Ffrwd Urbane daughter. 

Ram lamb winner from E and E Duncan

Meanwhile, standing top of the ewe lamb class was a Logie Durno All Star daughter from William and Carole Ingram. This one is out of a homebred Dalnby Tuilagi daughter. 

Ewe lamb winner from William and Carole Ingram

Class results: 

Ram, two shear or over 

1st W and C Ingram – Foxhill Va Va Voom 20XWY00604

2nd E and E Duncan – Knockin Welterweight 21XXJ01030

Shearling ram 

1st W and C Ingram – Wernfawr Ace 22XEV01914

2nd Messrs N R and S Henderson – Loanhead Ambassador 22WNC43554

3rd Messrs Sloan and Jackson – 22VFC00352

Ram lamb 

1st E and E Duncan – 23WHK00343

2nd Messrs Sloan and Jackson – 23HR05401

3rd W and C Ingram – 23ZNN49188

Aged ewe

1st G and B Ingram – 20WNC32141

2nd Jonathan Aiken – 19ZXJ25563

3rd Charles Sercombe 21ZNN37419

Shearling ewe 

1st Ben Radley – 22XZR01394

2nd G and B Ingram 22WNC43540

3rd Jonathan Aiken 22ZXJ32284

Ewe lamb 

1st W and C Ingram – 23ZNN49168

2nd Ben Radley – 23ZXR01616

3rd Messrs Sloan and Jackson – 23HR05418

Group of Three

1st W and C Ingram 

2nd Charles Sercombe 

Champion male 

W and C Ingram’s aged ram – Foxhill Va Va Voom 

Reserve champion male 

W and C Ingram’s shearling ram Wernfawr Ace 22XEV01914

Champion female 

Ben Radley’s shearling ewe 22XZR01394

Reserve champion female

G and B Ingram’s aged ewe 20WNC32141

Overall champion 

Ben Radley’s shearling ewe 22XZR01394 

Reserve overall champion 

G and B Ingram’s aged ewe 20WNC32141 

Reserve interbreed 

Ben Radley’s shearling ewe – 22XZR01394

Interbreed Pairs 

W and C Ingram’s aged ram – Foxhill Va Va Voom 

Ben Radley’s shearling ewe – 22XZR01394