For our first show of 2017 it blew us away- we took both Breed Champion in the Shortwool class with our Ryeland sheep and Coloured Ryeland Breed Champion!
When I thought the Double Championship had smashed all my expectations, I was again going to be proven wrong with Yeovil show!
All our individual sheep took first place along with our other sheep entered into the class taking second and third. We had four sheep entered into the Championship class and came away with both Ryeland Champion and Reserve Champion. The following day we then took the Interbreed Female Champion and finally the Supreme Champion with my Shearling Ewe.
At Burwarton we took Reserve Male Champion and Reserve Female Champion. Plus Female Champion and finally overall Ryeland Breed Champion.
I was over the moon at the Ryeland National Show, gaining first place with my Ram Lamb Widgits Xemplar and First place with my Ryeland Shearling. They both entered the Championships and we took home Reserve Best Lamb and Reserve Female Champion! I was even more thrilled to see that our Shearling had beaten the Shearling Ewe that later broke the Ryeland Sale record at Ludlow this year!
We ended our show season on the biggest high- Widgits Xemplar maintained his claim to undefeated Ryeland Ram Lamb by finishing with overall Champion. I was also thrilled that another of our Ram Lambs not previously shown took Reserve Male Champion to Xemplar and our purchased Hilton Ewe lamb took Female Champion and overall Reserve Champion to Xemplar.