National Charolais Show (GYS)


July 21, 2022 Great Yorkshire Show 12th-14th July 2022

Olympian Takes the Gold at the Great Yorkshire Show

Judge: Steven Nesbitt

The long-awaited National Charolais Show finally returned to the Great Yorkshire Show over the course of Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th July 2022. The Show formed part of the hugely-anticipated Charolais World Congress, with delegates from all over the world in attendance to view the spectacular animals on display. It was a remarkably close competition of Charolais animals, all expertly judged by Mr Steven Nesbitt of the Alwent herd in Darlington, Co. Durham.

Seawell Olympian, exhibited by P M & S M Donger – Supreme Charolais Champion, Male Champion

Taking the prestigious title of Supreme Charolais Champion was 4-year-old SEAWELL OLYMPIAN, bred and exhibited by P M & S M Donger of Towcester, Northamptonshire. Olympian had also secured the title of Male Champion earlier in the event. This impressive bull was sired by Maerdy Jumbuck, and his dam Seawell Ima goes back to former Nottinghamshire Interbreed Champion Maerdy Flambeau.

Maerdy Morwr, exhibited by AJR Farms – Reserve Supreme Charolais Champion, Reserve Male Champion

In reserve to Olympian for both the Male Championship and the Supreme Charolais Championship was 6-year-old MAERDY MORWR, exhibited by AJR Farms of Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Morwr has enjoyed great success recently, having won Supreme Champion at the Royal Highland Show for the past 2 years, and at 2021’s Great Yorkshire Show. Morwr was sired by Maerdy Dynamite, and out of Maerdy Fee – a daughter of the French bull Victorieux.

Tophill Roxanne, exhibited by T Atkinson – Female Champion

The event’s Female Championship was secured by another familiar name from recent shows: TOPHILL ROXANNE, exhibited by T Atkinson of Newland, Cumbria. Roxanne has previously won the titles of Female Champion and Reserve Overall Champion at the Royal Highland Show two years in a row, as well as Junior Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2021. Roxanne was bred by A Stott of Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, and was sired by Hackleton Largerlout. She is out of Hackleton Hetty, a daughter of the Irish-born Mulroog Alpine.

Harestone Royallady, exhibited by R & N Barclay – Junior Champion, Reserve Female Champion, Junior Female Champion

Standing in reserve for the Female Championship was Junior Champion & Junior Female Champion: 20-month-old HARESTONE ROYALLADY. Royallady was bred and exhibited by R & N Barclay of Insch, Aberdeenshire, and has previously formed one half of the Pairs Championship at the Royal Highland Show earlier this Summer. Royallady is out of Harestone Julie, a daughter of the renowned Blelack Digger, and she was sired by the 40,000gns Maerdy Newman.

Crookdake Sunrise, exhibited by D A & S M Miller – Reserve Junior Champion, Reserve Junior Female Champion

Taking the titles of Reserve Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Female Champion was 17-month-old CROOKDAKE SUNRISE, bred and exhibited by D A & S M Miller of Wigton, Cumbria. This charming young heifer was sired by Sportsmans Linesman, a former Reserve Male Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2017, and her dam Crookdake Gypsy goes back to former Perth Junior Champion Tullygarley Alibaba.

Drumshane Scania, exhibited by D H Knox – Junior Male Champion

18-month-old DRUMSHANE SCANIA from D H Knox in Colchester, Essex, took the title of Junior Male Champion. Scania is another returning name from previous shows, having won Reserve Junior Male Champion, and forming one half of the Interbreed Pairs Championship team (along with Tophill Roxanne) at the Royal Highland Show 2022. This promising young lad was sired by the 15,000gns Elgin Oliver, and his dam is Drumshane Orchid, a daughter of the French-born Maerdy Heracles.

Ricnick Sonnybill, exhibited by R F McCornick – Reserve Junior Male Champion

Finally, in reserve to Scania for the Junior Male Championship was RICNICK SONNYBILL, a 14-month-old bred and exhibited by R F McCornick of Lochfoot, Dumfriesshire. Sonnybill was sired by Maerdy Hercules, and his dam Ricnick Lingo goes back to the growthy Whitecliffe Harlequin.


All results:

Class 69A – BULL, born before 1st January 2020.
1st – P M & S M Donger – Seawell Olympian – s. Maerdy Jumbuck
2nd – AJR Farms – Maerdy Morwr – s. Maerdy Dynamite
3rd – D M Lyle – Maerdy Primeminister – s. Maerdy Montypython

Tonley Ranald, exhibited by Brailes Livestock – Class 69B winner

Class 69B – BULL, born on or between 1st January and 31st December 2020.
1st – Brailes Livestock – Tonley Ranald – s. Silver Joss
2nd – J Watson and R J & B E Kimber – Tweeddale Ringmaster – s. Maerdy Jerusalem
3rd – J C Bostock & Son – Roundshill Rikki – s. Jordancastle Leader

Class 70A – BULL, born on or between 1st January and 15th March 2021.
1st – D H Knox – Drumshane Scania – s. Elgin Oliver
2nd – L Houston – Gretnahouse Simon – s. Westcarse Jimmy
3rd – R & A Crockett – Bacardi Sid – s. Elgin Jagger
4th – S Gilleard – Gilleard Smirnoff – s. Tophill Oscar
5th – H R Wood – Woodline Storm – s. Wansford Magnus

Class 70B – BULL, born on or between 16th March and 30th April 2021.
1st – R F McCornick – Ricnick Sonnybill – s. Harestone Hercules
2nd – L Houston – Gretnahouse Smiler – s. Westcarse Jimmy
3rd – P M & S M Donger – Seawell Shuttle – s. Maerdy Option
4th – J C Bostock & Son – Roundshill Sune – s. Roundshill Osty
5th – J Watson – Tweeddale Socrates – s. Blelack Blackberet

Class 71A – FEMALE, born on or between 1st January and 31st March 2021.
1st – D A & S M Miller – Crookdake Sunrise – s. Sportsmans Linesman
2nd – S Gilleard – Gilleard Savannah – s. Tophill Oscar
3rd – G W Turner – Brampton Scarlet – s. Maerdy Orpheus
4th – R F McCornick – Ricnick Sapphire – s. Harestone Hercules
5th – L Houston – Gretnahouse Sweety – s. Lochend Nighthawk
6th – P M & S M Donger – Seawell Snoopy – s. Maerdy Norwegian

Marne Sweetpea, exhibited by R Tremayne & N Osgood – Class 71B winner

Class 71B – FEMALE, born on or between 1st April and 31st December 2021.
1st – R Tremayne & N Osgood – Marne Sweetpea – s. Whitecliffe Orwell
2nd – Brailes Livestock – Skysea Serenade – s. Foxacre Memnon
3rd – J Watson – Tweeddale Sureprincess – s. Blelack Blackberet
4th – T Atkinson – Gilleard Snowwhite – s. Tophill Oscar
5th – R & D Ashworth – Stoneylane Stiorra – s. Anside Foreman
6th – J Watson – Tweeddale Showgirl – s. Goldies Jasper
7th – J Wainwright – Rogans Spice – s. Brampton Nacodar
8th – R Tremayne & N Osgood – Marne Solitair – s. Maerdy Padirac
9th – J C Bostock & Son – Roundshill Sormer – s. Roundshill Osty

Class 72A – FEMALE, born on or between 1st January and 30th April 2020.
1st – T Atkinson – Tophill Roxanne – s. Hackleton Largerlout
2nd – S Mitchell – Harestone Rapunzel – s. Harestone Nano SC
3rd – AJR Farms – Newlogie Royaleclipse – s. Newlogie Nobel
4th – J Rix – Wissington Rowena – s. Davally Igolo
5th – Brailes Livestock – Skysea Regatta – s. Diplo Gir
6th – R Aitken – Lourie Rhythm – s. Balthayock Impression
7th – G F Wheelhouse & Son – Jonley Ruby – s. Wansford Magnus

Class 72B – FEMALE, born on or between 1st May and 31st December 2020.
1st – R & N Barclay – Harestone Royallady – s. Maerdy Newman
2nd – Brailes Livestock – Burradon Raquel – s. Clenagh Lyle
3rd – R & N Barclay – Harestone Rosebud – s. Goldies Oasis
4th – S Mitchell – Huttonend Rose – s. Anside Foreman
5th – G W Turner – Brampton Romania – s. Border Jamboree
6th – R McNeill – Douneside Ripple – s. Nuthampstead Judas
7th – D A & S M Miller – Crookdake Romance – s. Sportsmans Linesman

Roundshill Horma, exhibited by J C Bostock & Son – Class 73 winner

Class 73 – FEMALE, born on or before 31st December 2019.
1st – J C Bostock & Son – Roundshill Horma – s. Maerdy Impeccable
2nd – P M & S M Donger – Seawell Plenty – s. Maerdy Jumbuck
3rd – J Watson – Tweeddale Lady – s. Blelack Blackberet
4th – AJR Farms – Newlogie Papillon – s. Newlogie Nobel
5th – H R Wood – Woodline Pollyanna – s. Wansford Magnus

(L-R) Skysea Regatta, Burradon Raquel, Tonley Ranald, exhibited by Brailes Livestock – Class 74 Group-of-Three winners

Class 74 – GROUP OF THREE ANIMALS, the property of the same exhibitor
1st – Brailes Livestock
2nd – L Houston
3rd – J Watson
4th – J C Bostock & Son

(L-R) Seawell Olympian, Seawell Plenty (and her heifer calf Seawell Trinket), exhibited by P M & S M Donger – Class 75 Pairs winners

Class 75 – PAIR OF ANIMALS, the property of the same exhibitor
1st – P M & S M Donger
2nd – S Mitchell
3rd – R & N Barclay
4th – Brailes Livestock
5th – L Houston
6th – G W Turner

Class CH37 – British Charolais Junior Male Champion
Champion: D H Knox – Drumshane Scania – s. Elgin Oliver
Reserve: R F McCornick – Ricnick Sonnybill – s. Harestone Hercules

Class CH38 – British Charolais Junior Female Champion
Champion: R & N Barclay – Harestone Royallady – s. Maerdy Newman
Reserve: D A & S M Miller – Crookdake Sunrise – s. Sportsmans Linesman

Class CH39 – British Charolais Junior Champion
Champion: R & N Barclay – Harestone Royallady – s. Maerdy Newman
Reserve: D A & S M Miller – Crookdake Sunrise – s. Sportsmans Linesman

Class CH40 – British Charolais Male Champion
Champion: P M & S M Donger – Seawell Olympian – s. Maerdy Jumbuck
Reserve: AJR Farms – Maerdy Morwr – s. Maerdy Dynamite

Class CH41 – British Charolais Female Champion
Champion: T Atkinson – Tophill Roxanne – s. Hackleton Largerlout
Reserve: R & N Barclay – Harestone Royallady – s. Maerdy Newman

Class CH42 – British Charolais Breed Champion
Champion: P M & S M Donger – Seawell Olympian – s. Maerdy Jumbuck
Reserve: AJR Farms – Maerdy Morwr – s. Maerdy Dynamite

(L-R) Burradon Raquel (exhibited by Brailes Livestock), Tophill Roxanne (exhibited by T Atkinson), Seawell Plenty (exhibited by P M & S M Donger), Seawell Olympian (exhibited by P M & S M Donger) – Reserve Beef Interbreed Senior Group Champions

Beef Interbreed Senior Group Championship
Reserves: P M & S M Donger – Seawell Olympian (s. Maerdy Jumbuck), T AtkinsonTophill Roxanne (s. Hackleton Largerlout), Brailes Livestock – Burradon Raquel (s. Clenagh Lyle), and P M & S M Donger – Seawell Plenty (s. Maerdy Jumbuck)


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