Bright sunshine and a stiff breeze welcomed crowds from across the Westcountry to the 2012.
Okehampton Show – a survivor among a calendar of one-day events that have either been cancelled or postponed because of the wet weather.
It was touch and go though, whether the show would take place, admitted the secretary Claire Woodward, facing her second year in the job.
William Palmers from Truro with Google and his son Will with Fancelli pictures: Emily Whitfield-Wic
An attendance figure of around 12,500 fully justified the decision to go ahead – though the teams of pushers and pullers were busy in the main car parks as the boggy ground stopped car after car heading homewards.
And there was a record-breaking display of quality animals presented for the judges, making it the largest entry of livestock at any one-day show in Devon.
Commercial exhibitors, too, were appreciative of the decision to proceed, reporting brisk business throughout the day.
Judging of the trade stands is a special feature at Okehampton and this year the cup for the Best Stand in the Show went to land agents and auctioneers Ward & Chowen, of Tavistock, whose David Landick designed the stand for the show.
Supreme Champion: D & A Wheeler, British Limousin, Brickhill Carol.
Supreme Dairy Champion:
A R Walters, Ayrshire, Lynher Festival.
Champion Pair: W Palmer, Charolais, Trenestral Gorse/Trenestral Fancelli.
Champion Native Breed:
A R Denning, Aberdeen-Angus.
Champion Continental Breed:
D & A Wheeler, Limousin, Brickhill Carol.
Champion: A & J Benneworth, Yeomadon Cherry.
Reserve: M & D Cowell, Eastyard Storm 2nd.
Champion: Roger Rundle, Kestle Dahlia 60th.
Reserve: Roger Rundle, Kestle Tulip 85th.
Champion: J Heard, Blackcraig Quartz.
Reserve: M J & H A Partridge.
Champion: A R & J L Denning, Temple Rosie Leigh.
Reserve: P Frain, Woodvale Lady Jane.
Champion: G Hunt, Saltaire Apple.
Reserve: G Hunt, Northbrook Claire.
Champion: D M Northey, Cennen Arwel 4th.
Reserve: D M Northey, Rhyddid Pippin.
ANY OTHER NATIVE BREED
Champion: T C & A J Ruby, Cairnsmore Dominator (BSH).
Reserve: D & J Galloway, Southfield Ronaldo (Belted Galloway).
Champion: D & A Wheeler, Brickhill Carol.
Reserve: J H Neale, Nealford Grandee.
Champion: W F Palmer, Trenestal Gorse.
Reserve: W F Palmer, Trenestral Fancelli.
Champion: H R & S K W Dunn, Hawthorne Elena.
Reserve: J N & L P Dunn, Drift Domino.
Champion: D Skinner, Allacott Dime.
Reserve: P J Holman & P M Williams, Cosdon Franchette.
Champion: E J Lowman, Shannon Pearl.
Reserve: A & M Austin, Morwentstow Jasmin 15.
Champion: L A Pidsley, Joules.
Reserve: L A Pidsley, Swanky Joe.
COW & CALF
Champion: D Luxton.
Reserve: J Heard.
Champion Calf: J Heard.
INTER-BREED SUPREME CHAMPION
Exhibitor: A R Walters, Ayrshire, Lynher Festival.
Champion: H I Foale, Actonelm Talent Scarlet Red 2.
Reserve: T A Grigg, Holmland Lavanguard Marie.
Champion: A R Walters, Lynher Festival.
Reserve: L Rockett, Greenway Shamrock.
Champion: C E Greenslade, Greensfield Lamar Phyllis.
Reserve: C & L Carpenter.
Champion: K Genduso.
Reserve: K Genduso.
GUERNSEY YOUNG HANDLERS
Champion: I Rowe, Rowan Snowdrop.
Reserve: H Crowther.
JUNIOR DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION
Under-12s: 1: Ryan Martin, Golden Napier Milkmaid. 2: Reece Martin, Golden Napier Juno.
Over-12s 1: Paige Marsden, Maisie. 2: Ian Rowe, Rowan Snowdrop.
BEST FEMALE SHEEP IN SHOW
E W Quick & Sons (Texel).
BEST MALE SHEEP IN SHOW
Mrs A Woollard (Southdown).
DEVON & CORNWALL LONGWOOL
Supreme: J A Darke Ltd.
Reserve: J A Darke Ltd.
Supreme: Miss C Nugent.
Reserve: C Mortimore.
Supreme: D C Ritchie.
Reserve: R J Cole.
Supreme: Mrs A Woollard.
Reserve: Miss M Wallace.
WHITE FACE DARTMOOR
Supreme: P G Abel.
Reserve: M J Cole.
Supreme: P A Dallyn.
Supreme: Miss K R Lane.
DORSET HORN & POLL DORSET
Supreme: N J Burrington.
Reserve: N J Burrington.
Supreme: C & C Slee.
Reserve: C & C Slee.
Supreme: J Heard.
Reserve: J Heard.
Supreme: J Heard.
Supreme: P L Heard.
Reserve: P L Heard.
Supreme: Mrs S P Sayers.
Supreme: Mrs L A Beazer.
Reserve: Mrs P Goodland.
Supreme: Lt Col & Mrs C W Charlton.
Reserve: Lt Col & Mrs C W Charlton.
RARE & MINORITY BREEDS
Supreme: C Stacey (Wensleydale).
Reserve: E R Tucker (British Galway).
ANY OTHER PURE BRITISH BREED
Supreme: W J Jordan & Sons (North Country Cheviot).
Supreme: B Watts.
Reserve: W R Harris.
Supreme: E W Quick & Sons.
Reserve: E W Quick & Sons.
ANY OTHER CONTINENTAL BREED
Supreme: R D & A E Molyneux (Roussin).
Supreme: P H Cornelius.
Winners: W P Dawe & Son.
JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION
5-10yrs: Jessica Hart (Lleyn).
11-15 yrs: Hannah Mortimore.
Longwool Any Breed:
1: I G Mortimore & Sons;
2: C R Stacey; 3 : J A Darke Ltd;
4: J A Darke Ltd.
Medium type wool, any cross breed: 1: R J Harding; 2: R J Harding; 3: Miss K A Baxter.
Fine wool, any down breed:
1: Lt Col & Mrs C W Charlton;
2 : S J Ramsden; 3: C R Stacey.
Any Coloured fleece 1: Mrs A Bowen; 2: S J Ramsden;
3: Mrs V L Hammond;
4: C Fewings & J Baker.
Interbreed Champion: M W & C Dunstan – Saddleback.
Reserve: Mrs S Fildes – Berkshire.
Best Pair of Pigs: Mrs S Fildes – Berkshire.
Champion: Dittisham Farewell 9, Mrs S Fildes.
Reserve: Dittisham Mermaid, Mrs S Fildes.
Champion: Nancenoy Dinah,
M W & C A Dunstan.
Reserve: Nancenoy Biddy 13,
M W & C A Dunstan.
Champion: Quantock Sally C J Sully.
Champion: Pynes Bess, Mrs D Custance-Baker.
Reserve: Pynes Bess, Mrs D Custance-Baker.
Champion: Nancenoy Fair Lady, M W & C A Dunstan.
Reserve: Nancenoy Captain 4,
M W & C A Dunstan.
OXFORD SANDY & BLACK
Champion: Quantock Hills Cynthia, C J Sully.
Reserve: Longash Clare C J Sully.
ANY OTHER BPA REG. BREED
Champion: Stoneymoor Jacqueline 3, A J & E Brown.
Reserve: Walstock Lucky Lass 716, A J & E Brown.
Best In Show: Miss A George &
R Prout, Sunnydene Sparkle.
Best in Show: Vickery. Treleth Donau.
Reserve: Griffin Marlows Questant Cheriangel.
Best Goatling: Websters Cossin Chime.
Reserve: Conners Roundswell Cinderella.
Best Kid: Summers Willobrook Xalice.
Reserve: Vickery Treleth Dahlie.
Saanen/British Saanen Milker:
1: Calcraft/Day Leatland Silky; 2: Summers Willobrook Verity;
3: Calcraft/Day Leatland Heidi.
Toggenburg Milker: 1: Vickery Treleth Donau; 2: Hearn Gorsefield Cydney.
British Toggenburg Milker:
1: Griffin-Marlow, Questant Cheriangel; 2: Calcraft/Day Leatland Lotus; 3: Owen. Nightshaze Liana.
Anglo-Nubian Milker: 1: Conners. Roundswell Breezer; 2: Conners Roundswell Amy.
British Alpine Milker:
1: Crowthers Guneryhite Jingle.
Any Other Variety Milker:
1: Davies. Norbarton Daucus;
2: Calcraft/Day Leatland Oppal; 3: Ford Merjoy Myka.
Saanen/British Saanen Goatling:
1: Webster Cossin Chime;
2: Davies Norbarton Folly;
3: Webster Cossin Chia.
1: Hearn Gorsefield Magyk;
2: Hearn Gorsefield Magnolia;
3: Ogborne Kerborne Cappachino.
British Toggenburg Goatling:
1: Butler Yonderwood Dominica; 2: Owen Nightshaze Lupin;
3: Owen Nightshaze Lilac.
1: Conners Roundswell Cinderella; 2: Summers Willobrook Whoopie; 3: Davey Stoneycombe Pollyanna.
British Alpine Goatling:
1: Ford Boxo Nightlight;
2: Ogborne Alailah Vanity.
Any Other Variety Goatling:
1: Calcraft/Day Leatland Sonya; 2: Ogborne Alailah Daintymaid; 3: Calcraft/Day Leatland Serena.
Saanen/British Saanen Kid:
1: Summers Willobrook Xalice; 2: Summers Willobrook Xannie; 3: Summers Willobrook Xella.
Toggenburg Kid 1: Vickery Treleth Dahlie; 2: Vickery Treleth Dala; 3: Hearn Gorsefield Cymone.
British Toggenburg Kid:
1: Butler Yonderwood Elidh;
2: Calcraft/Day Leatland Leaf;
3: Butler Yonderwood Erin.
Anglo Nubian Kid:
1: Conners Roundswell Diamante; 2: Conners Roundswell Diamond;
3: Conners Roundswell Dee.
British Alpine Kid:
1: Ford Boxo Nutshell;
2: Ford Boxo Nutmeg.
Any Other Variety Kid:
1: Ford Boxo Marigold;
2: Davies Norbarton Jubileerose; 3: Davies Norbarton Rosetta.