COLLESSIE Jennifer continued her winning form to lift the National Stallion Show championship on her first outing since standing supreme at last year's Royal Highland Show to take home the Cawdor Cup.
While she comes from a long line of champions – as her sire, Redcastle Brelee Majestic, won the Cawdor Cup here back in 2011 while her dam, Ormiston Mains Amber, is another Cawdor Cup holder – and is the fourth generation of her family to win the Cawdor Cup at the Highland, this is the first time this particular Collessie female line has won the Prince of Wales Perpetual Trophy at the Stallion Show for Ronnie Black and son, Pete.
Taking the reserve honours was the Cawdor Cup winner and another 'exceptional example of the breed', Thorpe Hill Royale, from the Bedford and Anderson partnership. This yearling colt by Arradoul Balvenie stood foal champion and reserve supreme at the Winter Fair for his breeders, Iain and Arabella Johnston together with daughter Alana, before being snapped up by Paul and Matthew Bedford and will soon head to Canada with new owner David Anderson. Unshown since the Winter Fair, he is out of Roughlands Roslin.
Next in line to Jennifer to stand reserve female was Charlotte Young's leader from the Winter Fair, Forneth Lucky Daisy. This five-year-old by Collessie Whinhill President is out of Blueton Princess and won many championships last year, including the supreme honours at the Kittochside Heavy Horse Show and champion of champions sash at Strathaven Show.
Another from Charlotte, her 2014 Cawdor Cup winner, Doura Master Eddie, went on to stand senior stallion champion and reserve male. This three-year-old by Glebeview Sir Charles and out of Bannview Dawn also stood reserve supreme at last year's Highland.
Among the geldings it was Hugh Ramsay's Spot-on that lifted the tri-colour. This Millisle Perfection-sired nine-year-old is out of Millisle Twiggy.

LEADING awards:
Geldings (Judge: J Tennant, Middle Oak, Main Street, Braehead, Forth).
Champion – H Ramsay, Millisle, Garlieston, Newton Stewart, with Spot-on. Reserve – JW and M McIntyre, Gillmill Cottage, Stewarton, with Bailey. Senior – 1 and gelding champion, H Ramsay with Spot-on; 2 and reserve, JW and M McIntyre with Bailey; 3, A Noble, Peggyslea, Penicuik, Midlothian, with Peggyslea Andy. Junior – 1, D Walker and B Brown, Easter Galcantray, Cawdor, Nairn, with Bratlach Corrog Clyde; 2, G Wood, Rowan Avenue, Milton of Campsie, with The Laird of Campsie Glen.
Females (Judges: Capt J Anderson, West Glen, Kilmacolm, and M Carrick, Easter Littlewood, Thornhill, Stirling).
Champion – RH Black, Newton of Collessie, Ladybank, Fife, with Collessie Jennifer. Reserve – C Young, Hall Farm, Ayr, with Forneth Lucky Daisy. Senior mare – 1 and reserve female champion, C Young with Forneth Lucky Daisy; 2, JD Adamson, Easter Glentore, Upperton, Airdrie, with Bencannon Emerald; 3, G Gray, Cameron Knowe, Philpstoun, with Fawnspark Emily. Two-year-old – 1, female champion and supreme champion, RH Black with Collessie Jennifer; 2, C Young with Rosegift Golden Rose; 3, S Greenhill, Leuchars Lodge, Leuchars, Fife, with Lodge Lexi. Yearling – 1, I Johnston, Kirkton Farm, Bothkennar, Falkirk, with Roughlands Alana; 2, C Alexander and L Laidlaw, Chalybeate, Haddington, East Lothian, with Clerkington Cassandra; 3, JM McMillan and Family, Greenan Mill, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, with Mill Duchess Kate.
Males (Judges: TS Clark, Muirton Stud, Abbey Farm, Madderty, Crieff, and G Gray, Broom Park, Philipstoun, Linlithgow). Champion – P and M Bedford and D Anderson, Thorpe Hill, Whixley, York, with Thorpe Hill Royale. Reserve – C Young with Doura Master Eddie. Senior stallion – 1, T McMillan, Eskechraggan, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, with Eskechraggan Ernest; 2, D Walker and B Brown with Doura Woodhouse Real Deal; 3, J and M Duncan, Blackstone, Cumnock, Ayrshire, with Blackstone Highflyer. Four-year-old – 1, senior stallion champion and reserve male, C Young with Doura Master Eddie; 2, JD Adamson with Glenside Barlauchlan Final Command. Two-year-old – 1, A and E Campbell, Netherwood Cottage, Kilmacolm, with Pacemuir Angus; 2,
Yearling – 1, male champion, Cawdor Cup winner and reserve supreme, P and M Bedford and D Anderson with Thorpe Hill Royale; 2, R Sibbald and Mrs Rimmer, Thorn Farm, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, with Shielhill Royal Ulster; 3, J Marshall and C Halliday, Hermitage, Hollee, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Lockerbie, with Howgillside Ace of Spades.
Young handler – Champion - Sian Buchanan handling Drfesdale Debutante. Sian, 14, was retaining her title having won her last year and has also done well at the Winter Fair and Dunblane Show. Reserve - Anna Marshall with Harviestun Rhuri. Anna, 6, did well in the young handlers class last year as well as the central group show.