Sheep Show  

Saturday 12th August 2017 brought reasonable weather and a good entry of sheep for what would have been the 120th year of Cornwood Show, although there has not been a show in every one of those years.  There were 160 sheep entered for the four breed classes.  The largest classes were the Whiteface Dartmoor with 62 sheep present, closely followed by the very popular Any Other Breed class and 51  entries.  The Young Handler class had a total of 14 young handlers, of note was Zoe King who handled a very feisty Badger-Face Welsh Ram with exceptional skill and a new keen young stockman, Mr Aaron Williams with his lamb, Millie. The winners of the Cornwood Show Champion Young Handler sashes were  Summer Boustead (Aged up to 7 years), Katie Wreyford (aged 8 to 10 years) and Lauren Abel (aged 11 to 18 years).

The Greyface Dartmoor classes were judged by Mr M Waycott from Ashburton, three exhibitors forward, with Mr C Mortimore of Chagford taking the breed champion with a smart ewe hogg and Miss K Hand taking the reserve breed champion with a ram. The Greyface Dartmoor Perpetual Challenge Points Cup went to Miss K Hand.  Mr Brian Lavis from Okehampton judged the Scotch Blackface class.  There were 5 exhibitors forward, three of whom were from the same family.  The breed champion went to Mr Angus Mortimore and S W & T Cornelius from Cornwall took the reserve breed champion. The Scotch Blackface Perpetual Challenge PointsCup went to Mr A Mortimore. 

There was strong competition in the Whiteface Dartmoor classes, with 58 sheep entered from six exhibitors, the judge, Mrs T Hayley from Buckfastleigh have some tough decisions to make.  At the end of the day Mr Kevin Wreyford from Blackawton took the breed Championship with a ram hogg just ahead of M & P Abel and Daughters with a smart ewe. The Whiteface Dartmoor Perpetual Challenge Points Cup went to A & R Wrayford.

There was a change to one of the classes this year, Any Other Native Breed became Any Other Breed and attracted a strong line up of at least seven different breeds. The judge, Mr N Hayley from Buckfastleigh  had his work cut out, but the winner was the Cornelius family with their Texel ewe hogg and the reserve champion went to Mr K Wreyford with the Blue Texel ram hogg. The new cup presented by W H & A Willcocks went to S W & T Cornelius.  A new class for the day was a pair of ewes, any breed or cross, judged by Mr W H Willcocks. An interesting class, with a lot of banter made this to be the class of the day.  The winner was M & T Abel and Daughters, they were awarded a pair of sheep bells, however, the sheep bells did not end up on the sheep!  Mr Richard Clark, having survived judging the young handler came back to judge the interbreed championship, putting the Texel ewe from S W & T Cornelius up for interbreed champion and the Greyface Dartmoor ewe hogg from Mr C Mortimore in as Reserve Interbreed.

You can download the full results here
2017 Cornwood Sheep Show Results.xlsx

Thank you to the following for their generous sponsorship

Maggie Hall, Lutton; Dartmoor Sheep Breeders Association; Scotch Blackface Breeders Association 

If you have questions about the Sheep Show, you can contact: 

Ann Willcocks annwillcocks@aol.com