Loaningfoot carries on winning form at Great Yorkshire Show

Repeating his success from the Royal Highland Show, Ben Radley of the Loaningfoot flock took the breed championship at this week’s Great Yorkshire Show. 

Judge William McAllister with his champion from Ben Radley and reserve from Messrs Wales

His shearling ewe, 22XZR01394, is a homebred Foxhill Va Va Voom daughter out of a Foulrice ewe by Foulrice Osprey and she was the pick of judge William McAllister of the Artnagullion flock in Northern Ireland. 

Champion, shearling ewe from Ben Radley

The Wales family then celebrated success by clinching the male and reserve overall championship with their ram lamb class winner, Thackwood 23GU06554. This ET-bred Boyo Vancouver son is out of a homebred female by Ffrwd Top Notch and has been retained for use within the Thackwood flock. 

Male and reserve champion, ram lamb winner from Messrs Wales, Thackwood

Adding to their rosette haul, the Wales family then took the reserve female championship having come through as winner of the aged ewe class with Thackwood 21GU05065. This 2020-born daughter of Ffrwd top Notch is out of a homebred female by Loanhead Nailer. 

Reserve female champion, aged ewe from Messrs Wales, Thackwood

Meanwhile, reserve male honours went to Messrs Sloan and Jackson with their second placed ram lamb, Rigghead 23HR05404. By Carnew Wise Crack, he’s out of a homebred female by Edstaston Urban Warrior. 

Reserve male champion, second place ram lamb from Messrs Sloan and Jackson, Rigghead

The Rigghead flock also took top spot in the shearling ram class with Dafolog 22VFC00352, a Ffrwd Vunipola son out of a Buckland bred ewe by Wernfawr Platinum. This one had previously stood third at the Royal Highland Show. They also won the ewe lamb class with Rigghead 23HR05418, a Carnew Wise Crack daughter. 

Meanwhile winning the aged ram class was Carnew Wildthing 21ZXJ30749, a 2020-born ram from Messrs Robert and Samuel Tindall. This one is by Ffrwd Top Notch out of a Wernfawr Prospect sired Carnew female. 

Aged ram winner from Messrs Robert and Samuel Tindall

Great Yorkshire Show Results

Ram two shear or over:

1st Messrs Robert and Samuel Tindall Carnew Wildthing 21ZXJ30749

2nd Mr S J and Mrs J E Hobson Edstaston Ventrue Scout 20TG00934

Shearling ram:

1st Messrs Sloan and Jackson 22VFC00352

2nd Mr C W Marwood and Son 22DG12138

3rd Mr C Sercombe 22PE10681

Ram lamb:

1st Messrs Wales 23GU06554

2nd Messrs Sloan and Jackson 23HR05404

3rd R Todd 23TOD02371


1st Messrs Wales 21GU05065

2nd R Bamforth 19XXW00095  

3rd Mr C Marwood and Son 21DG11138

Shearling ewe:

1st Mr B Radley 22XZR01394

2nd Messrs G C and C J Watson 22YST00985

3rd Mr Oliver Chapman 22VCN00110

Ewe lamb: 

1st Messrs Sloan and Jackson 23HR05418

2nd Messrs D and J Norman 23XNK03331

3rd Messrs D and J Norman 23XNK03327

Pairs, one ram and one female:

1st Mr C Marwood and Son, Foulrice  

2nd Messrs Wales, Thackwood 

3rd Messrs D and J Norman, Kirkhouse  

Pairs winners from Mr C Marwood and Son, Foulrice

Group of three, one ram and two females:

1st Messrs Sloan and Jackson, Rigghead 

2nd Messrs Wales, Thackwood  

3rd Messrs D and J Norman, Kirkhouse 

Group of Three winner from Messrs Sloan and Jackson, Rigghead