The Belted Galloways National show was held at the Royal Three Counties Show at Malvern.  The showground is in a beautiful setting surrounded by the Malvern Hills.  The day started off with sunshine then heavy rain and then the wind before ending the day in sunshine.  Judge for the day was Robert Adams from the Bigginvale Herd from Derbyshire.

The first class of the day was the senior bull and standing at the top of this class was the three-year-old bull Shelsleys Biffo, a Mistral Hero son out of a homebred cow Shelsleys Emerald, bred and exhibited by David and Deborah Powell, taking second spot was Wyddial Stanley from Jeremy Loxton.

In the Junior bull class, it was the Powells who took the top spot again with their bull Shelsleys Kwagga, this two year old bull is sired by Mistral Phoenix and out of Shelsleys Hopscotch taking second place was Jonathon and Vicky Clowes with their bull Monochrome Jack the Lad and in third place was Clifton Horatio from Alison and Harriet Bunning.

The senior cow class winner was Hatherland Halo from Alison and Harriet Bunning, sired by Clifton Hercules and out of Widecombe Kylie, taking the second prize ticket was Wisley Skipper 077 from Surrey Wildlife Trust

In the Senior heifer class the winner was Gruige Molly from Mervyn Forster, sired by Clifton Lapwing and out of Mochrum Krista 5th.  Molly was purchased in-calf at Castle Douglas last October.   Taking the blue rosette for second was Mochrum Gemma from Patrick and Darlene Ford who also bought her at the Castle Douglas sale.  Third place was Wisley Brambling 339 from Surrey Wildlife Trust.

The Junior heifer class was won by a heifer from Jonathan and Vicky Clowes, Monochrome Jean who is sired by Mochrum Lachie and out of the homebred cow Monochrome Flare.  Second prize went to Hatherland Noctua from Alison and Harriet Bunning and taking third place in this strong class of heifers was Wisley Goldfinch 396 from Surrey Wildlife Trust.

The maiden heifer calf class was next, and this was won by Mervyn Forster with another purchase from Castle Douglas Croasdale Tawny Owl, a Lomond Whisky Galore daughter out of Croasdale Oh Marty.  Second place was another purchase from Castle Douglas this time from Patrick and Darlene Ford with Coulmony Phoebe closely followed in third place Hatherland North Star from Alison and Harriet Bunning.

Onto the Championships next and in the Female, it was won by Croasdale Tawny Owl from Mervyn Forster and in Reserve was Monochrome Jean from the Clowes family.  The Male champion was Shelsleys Kwagga from the Powells with the Reserve also coming from them with Shelsleys Biffo. The 2024 Belted Galloway National Show Supreme champion award went to male Shelsleys Kwagga and in Reserve spot was Croasdale Tawny Owl.

Thank you to all exhibitors for bringing out their stock for the National Show and for all the members who came along and supported.

Bull born in 2021 or before

1st           Shelsleys Biffo                                   D & D Powell

2nd          Wyddial Stanley                                                J Loxton

Bull born in 2022

1st           Shelsleys Kwagga                             D & D Powell

2nd          Monochrome Jack the Lad            J & V Clowes

3rd           Clifton Horatio                                   A & H Bunning

Cow, in calf or milk born before 1st January 2021

1st           Hatherland Halo                                A & H Bunning

2nd          Wisley Skipper 077                           Surrey Wildlife Trust

Senior Heifer under 4 years of age on day of show , in-calf or with calf at foot

1st           Gruige Molly                                      M Forster

2nd          Mochrum Gemma                           P & D Ford

3rd           Wisley Brambling 339                     Surrey Wildlife Trust

Junior Heifer under 3 years on the day of the show

1st           Monochrome Jean                          J & V Clowes

2nd          Hatherland Noctua                          A & H Bunning

3rd           Wisley Goldfinch 396                      Surrey Wildlife Trust

Maiden Heifer under 2 years on the day of the show

1st           Croasdale Tawny Owl                     M Forster

2nd          Coulmony Phoebe                           P & D Ford

3rd           Hatherland North Star                    A & H Bunning

Calf Class

1st           Wisley                                                   Surrey Wildlife Trust

Pair of animals

1st           A & H Bunning

2nd          Surrey Wildlife Trust

Female Championship

Junior Champion – Croasdale Tawny Owl

Reserve – Monochrome Jean

Senior Champion – Gruige Molly

Reserve – Hatherland Halo

Male Championship

Champion – Shelsleys Kwagga

Reserve – Shelsleys Biffo


Champion – Croasdale Tawny Owl

Reserve – Croasdale Tawny Owl