3rd September 2020 - Page 47



BALMORAL SHOW
FARMWEEK
MAY 09 2019
47
new silverware up for grabs
LEFT: Committee and sponsors
pictured with Lord Mayor Cllr Julie
Flaherty.
Pedigree Junior Bull Championships.
Some 102 classes are available in the
cattle section across many different
breeds.
Lurgan Show hosts Dairy classes
for Shorthorns, Ayrshires, Holsteins
and Jerseys. The judge will be
Seamus Gunn, with five cups up for
grabs.
The Thompsons/NISA Dairy Cow
Championship 2019 will also feature
as a qualifier alongside the Linden
Foods/NISA Pedigree Beef Heifer
Championships.
Young exhibitors are encouraged
to get into the ring to show off their
skills, with two classes in dairy, beef
and sheep. Young people are the
future of shows and Lurgan Show
wishes to encourage young persons
to become involved in handling and
showing. Junior Handling Classes
in the cattle section are kindly
sponsored by Woodside Farm.
For 2019, the Show Society is
pleased to have ABP Food Group,
Lurgan, continue to sponsor the
sheep classes in addition to a
number of other key sponsors:
Clubworld Travel, Lurgan, Freeburn
Farm Feeds, R J Lyness Feeds,
Natural Nutrition Ltd, South Down
Feeds, Farmline Agricultural Supplies, Dromara; First Trust Bank,
NFU Mutual, Portadown, Lurgan
Veterinary Clinic and L A Richardson
& Son Butchers and the NI Texel
Breeders Club.
Exhibitors competing in 101
classes will also have qualifiers for
many different breeds.
Lurgan Show is pleased to welcome
a new breed to the forthcoming
The Lurgan Show
Society is asking
2018 exhibitors
who have not as
yet returned their
silverware to
contact Winston
on 07710 732551
ASAP to arrange
return.
The Lurgan
Show Society is
indebted to all
sponsors for their
continued support
of the livestock,
home industries,
equestrian and
trade sections
of the show and
especially wishes
to thank the new
sponsors.
Further details can
be obtained from
info@lurganshow.
co.uk lurganshow.
co.uk or contact
after 6pm 07732
172214. Entries
Close May 18.
show, with eight classes provided
for the Berrichon breed and to be
judged by Michael McHugh.
In addition, classes will again
be held for Blue Texels with judge
Austin Shaw.
The Charollais Sheep Society will
be presenting a special rosette to
overall Charolais Champion; whilst
the Rouge de L’Quest have Lurgan
Show as a selected show for the
qualifier for Rouge Show Flock of the
Year competition.
A number of other qualifiers will
also be held, including the Danske
Bank/NISA Sheep Championship
and the Cydectin Young Handler
Sheep Qualifier. Young Handlers
are also especially encouraged to
exhibit with the Lurgan Veterinary
Cup up for grabs.
For enquiries or schedule contact
Colin on 4067 1508.
The popular Goat section will be
judged this year by renowned judge
Lindsay Greer from Ballyclare, with
12 classes for many different breeds.
Mrs M Bloomer MBE has kindly
provided £100 sponsorship. For
details contact John 07855 007746.
The pygmy goat section is set to
prove popular having had 50 exhibits
in 2018. The judge this year will be
Tracey Cater from Warwickshire.
For further details contact John
on 07855 007746. The Northern
Ireland Pygmy Goat Club has kindly
supported the £100 prize fund for
Champion & Reserve Champions.
Lurgan Show continues to attract
increasing numbers of horses
with classes for miniature ponies,
shetland
ponies,
Connemaras,
working hunter, racehorse to riding
horse, show ponies and numerous
others.
A number of new classes have
also been added to the Equestrian
section for 2019 and sponsored by D
Foster Equestrian Supplies & Livery
and these include: Supreme Horse
Championship, Supreme In-Hand
Pony Championship and Supreme
Ridden Pony Championship.
Lurgan Show also offers qualifiers
including The ‘Mrs Candy Supreme
Ridden Show Horse Championship;
The
Plevin
Family
Supreme
Ridden Mountain and Moorland
Championship; The Bryony Gribben
Supreme Mini Pony Championship;
The Vale Farms Ltd Supreme
Ridden Pony Championship and the
Dutch Dame Supreme Intermediate
Championship.
In addition the Welsh Pony & Cob
Society will be presenting Bronze
medals to the Champion in A, B
and Part breed championships.
Equestrian Secretary Ros Ewing
will be endeavouring to ensure that
a great display of classes will be
running all day.
The Show Society is pleased to be
able to offer Pony jumping classes,
organised and supported by the
Killultagh Pony Club. These classes
will be hosted on the hill overlooking
the magnificent lake and rolling
showgrounds.
Lurgan Show is also indebted to
have some fantastic sponsors in this
section, including Ewing Brothers
Transport Ltd and Ronelle Stud.
Donkey and Driving Classes will
return to the Lawn adjacent to the
Jubilee Fountain and accessed via
the Windsor Avenue entrance to the
Showgrounds. The Donkey section
commences judging at 10am and will
be overseen by Jill Castles. Three
perpetual silverware cups are on
offer.
The Driving section will commence
judging at 1pm, with the Supreme
Champion to receive the Cecil
Bunting Memorial Cup. All enquiries
to Margaret on 9266 5893.
The Equestrian schedule is now
available and all entries must be with
equestrian secretary on or before
Saturday, May 18. Donkey entries to
taken on show day. Contact Ros on
07736 118965.
The Show Society welcomes
entries from families, groups or
individuals to build a free standing
scarecrow not higher than 150cm or
five feet.
All scarecrows must be delivered
to Home Industries section on
Friday, May 31. For details contact
3832 8752.
LEFT: Kidney
Care UK NI
Ambassor
Jo-Anne Dobson
pictured
with show
representaives.
BELOW: Sheep
and cattle
representatives
pictured with
Liam McCarthy
of ABP Food
Group, Lurgan.

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