Outstanding weather smiles on Benty’s event

The Benty Show enjoyed another successful year at the weekend, with show secretary Allison Little telling us: “The weather was outstanding, we could not have wished for a better day.

“Entries for the industrial tent were up considerably and the tent this year looked amazing, packed full of entries, all up to the normal high standard. The sheep entries were roughly the same as last year, most of the classes fairly big in size and very strong, which would not have given the judges an easy job.

“In the afternoon the spectators were treated to the children’s sports, dog classes, terrier racing, hound trails, the fell race and sheaf tossing, all on the showfield. We finished the day off with a barbecue at night. The atmosphere again this year at the show was superb, everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves.”

The overall champion sheep was a Cheviot shearling ram shown by Neil Cavers from Hoghill Farm. The reserve champion was a Blackfaced shearling ram shown by Ron Weir from Westerhall.

Full results of the fell race were: 1st – Stewart Pool, 2nd – Alistair Hogg, 3rd – Matthew Pool and 4th – Sandy Porter.

There were another couple of presentations after the cups were given out. The first one was to Wull Little who stepped down as chairman of the show after 13 years.

Prior to this he was vice-chairman for 17 years and a long-serving committee member. Mrs Anne Wood (the treasurer of the show) presented Wull with a weather station and gardening vouchers to thank him for all his hard work over the years. Wull is now a lifetime member of the Benty Show.

The second presentation was to new chairman, Walter Bell, who was presented with a long service award and medal from Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland for being employed for 30 years on the same farm, Hopsrigg.

Wull Little and Walter’s employer, Gillian Patterson, presented the award and medal to him. Walter’s wife, Jean Bell, was also presented with a bunch of flowers.

The cup winners, right, were presented with their prize by Wull Little.

Winner of the fell race and The Scott Challenge Trophy - Stewart Pool

The Heather Buckley Memorial Challenge Trophy for winner of two pot plants - David Campbell

The John Scott Memorial Trophy for best Begonia in Show - Wilma Turner

Silver Challenge Trophy for most points in Plants and Flowers Sections - Wilma Turner

May Martin Trophy for best exhibit in Chrysanthemums - John Sanderson

Andy Dalgliesh Memorial Challenge Trophy for best exhibit in flowers - Aileen Cavers

Nancy Park Perpetual Trophy for best bunch of wild heather - Kate Elliot

Silver Challenge Trophy for most points in Vegetable section - Wull Little

Megdale Challenge Trophy for best exhibit in Vegetable section - Jock Grant

Tommy Moffat Challenge Cup for best Flower Garden or Border - John Sanderson

Wullie MacKay Challenge Trophy for best Kitchen Garden - Jock Grant

The Buckley Challenge Trophy for most points in Industrial and Craft Work Section - Lilian Coupland

The Bonese Challenge Trophy for the best exhibit in Industrial and Craft Work Section - Denise Charlton

The E and L Silver Challenge Trophy for most points in Baking Section - Catherine Tod

The Ella Jackson Trophy for best exhibit in Baking section - Hazel Johnstone

The Dalgliesh Cup for most points in classes for Preserves - Kate Elliot

The Potholm Perpetual Challenge Trophy - Denise Charlton

Waulkmill Cider Shield for best bottle of home made Wine/Liqueur or Soft Drink - Hazel Johnstone

Elliot Borthwick Challenge Cup for most points in Photograph Section - Kate Elliot

Jean Pringle Memorial Trophy for book mark - any craft (for Westerkirk Rural members only) - Carole Dorrian

Garwald Cup for best stick in Show - Philip Roskell

Georgefield Cup for best stick in novice classes - Raymond Kerr

Robbie Little Cup for best Wood Head stick - Philip Roskell

Jack Armitage Trophy for winner of most points in Children’s Section - Greig Cartner

Trophy for most outstanding exhibit in Children’s Section - Greig Cartner

Arresgill Silver Challenge Cup for the best Cheviot sheep - Neil Cavers

Lyneholm Challenge Cup for the best Cheviot Sheep of opposite sex to champion - Neil Cavers

Effgill Challenge Cup for best Cheviot Sheep Gimmer - Mark Little

Stennieswater Challenge Trophy for best Cheviot Sheep Group - Neil Cavers

Coopers Shield for best Cheviot Ewe Lamb - Neil Cavers

John A Reid Memorial Trophy for best Cheviot Tup Lamb - Mark Little

Neil Manning Silver Challenge Cup for best Blackfaced Sheep - Ron Weir

Megdale Challenge Cup for best Blackfaced Sheep of opposite sex to champion - Liam Stewart

Dunning-White Silver Challenge Trophy for the best Blackfaced Sheep Group - Ron Weir

Winner of sheep shears for best Blackfaced Ewe Lamb - Liam Stewart

P and J Metcalfe Challenge Trophy for most points in Sheep Section - Neil Cavers & Liam Stewart

The Scott of Glendearg Challenge Trophy for Overall Sheep Champion - Neil Cavers

The E & L Challenge Trophy for Reserve Sheep Champion - Ron Weir

The Dunning-White Challenge Cup for best Collie in Show - Brian McKay

Hopsrigg Challenge Cup for best dog in show (excluding Collies) - Islay Leslie & Bart

Terrier Racing Shield - Liz Ewart & Riley