It has been a busy showing season for local farmers this year. In the space of three weeks farmers and livestock producers have moved from the Royal Bath & West, to the Royal Cornwall and then to the Royal Three Counties held in Malvern.
Over 96,000 people visited the showground over the three days of the event and whilst this year’s host county was Gloucestershire, North Somerset and North East Somerset were well represented by local competitiors.
The Whistley cattle herd of British Blondes from West Harptree who had had a successful season accumulating wins at other shows made the journey up the M5 to Malvern for the Royal Three Counties winning first prize with Whistley Lella and the young bull, Whistley Maginficent winning third, whilst in the Pygmy Goat section of the show Mr T Bee and Mr N Keen from Farmborough won a total of five first prizes.
Local equestrians were also in action at the show. Nempnett Thrubwell’s Emma Gibson took a third place rosette in the Middleweight Show Hunter class with her horse State of Play, as well as a third in the Heavyweight Hunter Amateur qualifier.
Winscombe based H Lomas also enjoyed success with two young Welsh Section B ponies being placed third and fourth.