THERE’S a new venue for next year’s National Stallion Show as the annual event, which will celebrate its 157th show organised by the Glasgow Agricultural Society, will take place at Morris Equestrian Centre, next March. 

As well as a new location and a return to the March date (March 3), Mountain and Moorland classes have been re-introduced for the first time in a few years and the facilities at Morris, near Meikle Mosside, Fenwick, will allow for overnight stabling and horse box stances for those travelling from far afield. 

At the recent agm, when Jim Steel was voted on as chairman and Kendall Young took on the role of vice, the judges were finalised and will see Jim Greenhill, Upper Tulloes, and Alistair King, of the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, in charge of placing the Clydesdale females, while judging the males with be Yvonne Hannah, of the Northern Irish Macfin stud, and Jim Ingram, from Drumoak. Acting as umpire as well as judge of the gelding and young handlers will be Allan Craig. 

Among the Highland ponies, Willie Nelson is the man in charge while Mrs Sandra Seward, Grogwynion, and Miss Di Johnston, Parlington Stud, will place the Shetland standards and miniatures, respectively. Placing the M and M entries will be Ms Pat Rennie, of the Lomondside Stud, Drymen. 

Late entries and substitute entries will not be accepted, and those wishing to enter should contact the GAS secretary, Morag Kennedy, on 07713 355019 or