Royal Bath & West Show - Trophy Presentation
Woolley & Wallis is celebrating following its successful sponsorship of this year’s Royal Bath & West Show. We sponsored the Hampshire Down Sheep Class on Wednesday 30 May which had 60 entries in the 8 categories.
The 8 categories – all under the heading of Group of Three Sheep - were as follows:
- Ram, 2 shear and upwards, shorn bare on or after 1 January 2012
- Shearling ram
- Ram lamb, born on or after 1 December 2011
- Ram lamb, born on or after 1 December, 2011, untrimmed except for head and tail
- Pair of ram lambs, born on or after 1 December 2011
- Shearling ewe
- Pair of ewe lambs, born on or after 1 December 2011
- Pair of sheep
The Group of Three Sheep category was judged by E Green of Diss, Norfolk; his criteria included breed standards; size and confirmation; colour of ears and legs; straight legs; good wool with no odd colours and good teeth. The overall winner was announced as C J Westlake from Tiverton, Devon with a ram born after 1 December 2011 with the runner up won by E and B Jones from Haverfordwest, Pembrokshire with a Shearling Ewe.
Trophies were presented by Woolley & Wallis partner, Ben Marshall.
The sponsorship came about after the show organisers approached the partnership; for three generations Woolley & Wallis had a longstanding and established relationship with the Hampshire Down breed; Major Richard Woolley was instrumental in the firm becoming the official Auctioneers for the Hampshire Down Breed Association at the all-important Wilton Sheep Fair, as well as at The Royal Show at Stoneleigh and at The Welsh Show Ground at Builth Wells; both John and Peter Woolley followed in these footsteps.
Ben Marshall said: “This was our first time at The Royal Bath and West Show and we were thoroughly delighted to be part of such a successful show. As a networking event it was first class and we look forward to future involvement in such a worthwhile show.”
With more than 600 trade stands and the country’s most impressive livestock, the first day of the show alone welcomed 30,000 people.