It was the Clydesdale winner in the shape of Ian Young’s yearling filly, Arradoul Ceilidh, from Wellheads, Clochan, that won the native horse or pony championship ahead of the Shetland and Highland pony leaders.

LEADING awards:
Clydesdale (Judge: A Ferguson, Nicoll Drive, Bankfoot, Perth). Champion – I Young, Wellheads, Clochan, with Arradoul Ceilidh, a yearling filly by Redcastle Brelee Majestic and out of Arradoul Symphony. She stood Clydesdale and native champion at Echt Show as well as reserve at the Royal Northern Spring Show and fourth in her class at the Highland. Reserve – N Christie, Roadside, Fintry, with Anguston Amber, a six-year-old mare by Greenlass Lochy and out of Anguston Amy. She was following on from her reserve honours at Echt and Fettercairn shows. Brood mare, mare – N Christie. Foal – W Robertson, High Street, Cuminestown. One or two-year-old filly, young handler – I Young. Gelding – G and R Skinner, Strathorn, Pitcaple.