Fell pony in limelight at St Boswells show

Clive Storey riding Masquerade last year
Clive Storey riding Masquerade last year

A Fell pony took the supreme championship at the Newtown St Boswells and District Farmers Show at St Boswells Auction Mart on Saturday, July 20.

A good crowd enjoyed a high standard of entrants including 20 ridden hunters, when supreme champion judges, Mr and Mrs Sandy Scott, awarded the top ticket to the mountain and moorland champion, Michael Rawlinson’s Lunesdale Limelight. Reserve supreme was Marion Fairey’s Knockavalley Paddy, a five-year-old Connemara gelding.

Yetholm’s Clive Storey took two championships with his handsome coloured gelding, Masquerade, who stood overall in the hunters and the coloureds.

Best in the ridden pony section was the leading rein winner, Dukeshill Marietta, ridden by Lucy Goldie. Lilliesleaf-based Mary Douglas took the tricolour in the working hunter pony classes aboard Elcon Mr Chatterbox and Katy Lowthian was overall winner in the Pony Club Pony classes on Chianti. New class this year, the Retrained Racehorse Challenge, went to Jo Luton on Presenting Edward, while Rachel Robson and Harrys Double headed a strong Retrained Racehorses class.

Farm results: Best Field of Sheep – Alan Cowans; Cows – Ron Shaw; Grazing Cattle – Graham Dagg; Winter Barley – Peter Wilson; Spring Barley – Tom Stewart; Wheat – Robert Bruce; Oats – M Stewart; OSR – J McCorquodale; Grass – Grant Todd; Failed Field – Peter Wilson; Longnewton Cup for overall winner – Ron Shaw; Agricultural Exhibit – E Marshall. See more results at www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk