Saturday 16 April

SHOW season was started with a bang at Kilmaurs, which was a freezing cold day, although the sun shone periodically throughout.
The newly introduced Clydesdale section was a big hit with exhibitors and spectators, and saw the championship go to Willie Drummond, of Broadyards, Craigie, with the two-year-old filly, Broadyards My Fair Lady, while Matthew Burks and Jacqueline Pettigrew took reserve with the brood mare, Roeshall Saffron.

Leading awards:

Clydesdales (Judge: Miss K Sutherland, Cawhillan, Ochiltree). Champion —W Drummond, Broadyards, Craigie, with Broadyards My Fair Lady. This two-year-old home-bred Carnaff Ambassador daughter is out of the Woodend Flashman-sired mare, Broadyards Morning Mist, and was champion last year at Kilbarchan and Largs. Reserve — M Burks and J Pettigrew, Eastbank, Lenzie, with Rosehall Saffron, a 12-year-old brood mare by Collessie Cut Above son, Rosehall Magnum, and out of Doura Masterstroke grand-daughter, Rosehall Kelly. Saffron was shown with her four-week-old filly foal at foot, Auchengree Ariana. Ariana is by the Charles Carrick-bred stallion, Auchengree Shuggie. Mare, foal, pair — M Burks and J Pettigrew. Yearling colt — Miss C McKinney, Braeside Ave, Moodiesburn. Two-year-old colt — G Wood, Rowan Ave, Milton of Campsie. Two-year-old filly — W Drummond. Young handler 10 and over — James Burks. Young handler under 10 — Miss Lauryn Burks.