This year’s English National Show was a massive event for the Williams team, as not only did we work alongside Simon Key in getting the event organised, but we had a fantastic show with progeny by our senior herd sire, Heathbrow Tristar.
First up was our February 2013-born Clonagh Tiger Gallant son, Williams Eddie. This one is out of the Heathbrow Tristar daughter Williams Lorette Auror and stood second in his class and then went on to take the reserve junior male championship and the best Norfolk exhibitor bred championship.
Then in the females, first up was Williams Wendy’s Dromeda, an April 2012-born Tristar daughter out of out of the Sterling Rochester daughter Sterling Petra’s Wendy. She stood second in her class and then won the reserve senior heifer championship. Meanwhile, Williams Malvenas 4th, another by Trsitar Blackford Lancer daughter Tillymaud Malvenas 58th, also stood second in her class and then scooped the reserve junior heifer championship.
Winning her yearling heifer class was Williams Simone’s Eleanor. This April-born Tristar daughter is out of the Atlow Number One sired Horsfordmanor Simone.
We were also delighted to win the John Key Trophy for the best exhibitor group of three with Williams Wendy’s Dromeda, Williams Simone’s Eleanor and Williams Malvenas 4th. Eleanor then teamed up with another bull in the team Williams Elfick to win the best bred pairs class and the same pair were then third in the exhibitors pair.
The show got even better for us as we had three out of four representatives in the Colemans Cup, securing it for the second year running. Our team consisted of Malvenas, Emily and Eleanor who were shown alongside a young bull from the Heathbrow herd. Williams Eddie was also in the other Simmental team who came fourth in the competition.
Next stop for us will be the Great Yorkshire Show, followed by the Royal Welsh – see you there!