THE threat of snow and the closure of the M74 motorway did not deter heavy horse exhibitors and spectators from travelling to Lanark, last Saturday, for the Clydesdale Horse Society’s Winter Fair held in conjunction with the Scottish National Fatstock Club’s Highland and Shetland pony show.
In the Clydesdale ring, the champions were no strangers to the limelight, with the supreme champion honours going to Forneth Lucky Daisy, from Charlotte Young, Hall Farm, Ayr. By Collessie Whinhill President, this six-year-old mare is out of Blueton Princess. She is a prolific show winner, most recently having stood champion at Strathaven and Wigtown and reserve at Perth this summer.
Champion foal and reserve supreme was Lutterington Harry – the April-born colt by Arradoul Balvenie, from Harry Emerson, Weardale, Co Durham, which has dominated this season’s foal shows with championship wins at Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Lanark, Fife and Lothian. Harry is out of Middlebank Carlogie Anna Maria and was born and produced from Ronnie Black’s Collessie stud in Fife and shown on the day by Pete Black.
Both the Collessie and Hall studs had more to celebrate, with Collessie Flashgirl taking the filly foal and reserve overall foal titles. Bred by Ronnie Black and now owned by Charlotte Young, she stood overall reserve at both Lanark and Fife foal shows. She is another by Arradoul Balvenie but this time out of Old Greenlaw Jura.
Progeny of Arradoul Balvenie certainly proved popular as another by the stallion that stands at stud at Collessie took the reserve senior title.
That was Iain Johnston’s Roughlands Alana, from Kirkton, Falkirk, a yearling filly out of Barlauchlan Jubilee Princess. She was reserve at Braco and champion at Kinross during the summer season, and stood reserve senior at the North of Fife Foal Show.
Judge, Ian Craig, handed the reserve filly foal award to Eric and Miranda Johnstone’s Ord Tinkerbell, from Muir of Ord. A May-born daughter of Eskechraggan Ernest, out of the Dillars Scottie Boy-sired show mare, Ord Envy, she had been reserve filly foal at Lanark and overall filly foal winner at Lothian.
Reserve colt foal was the junior class winner, George Gray’s Fawnspark Ambassador. By Carnaff Ambassador, he is out of Fawnspark Elizabeth.
In the Highland pony ring, Balmoral Estate’s Sylvia Ormiston had the task of placing those forward. Champion was Willie Allan’s Madeline of Millfield, from Freuchie, Fife.
This three-year-old filly is by Glenmuir Lochaber and on the dam line is sixth generation home-bred, being out of Myleene of Millfield. She was overall junior champion at the Royal Highland, and reserve champion at Kinross and the Central Scotland breed show this summer.
Willie and Jean Ralston, Methven, Perth, took the reserve championship with Moss-side Heather Beth. Another three-year-old filly, she is home-bred by Moss-side Iain Mhor and out of Moss-side Lynfield Lady. She was champion at Drymen as well as taking firsts at Perth and Blair.
The foal championship was taken by John and Kate Dykes’ filly, Majesty of Mendick, a daughter of Islesman of Mendick, out of Xenya of Mendick.

LEADING awards:

Clydesdales (Judge: I Craig, Rashillhouse, Ayrshire).
Three-year-old mare or filly – 1, senior and supreme champion, C Young’s Forneth Lucky Daisy; 2, J Adamson’s Bencannon Emerald; 3, A Jackson’s West Glen Rambling Rose.
One or two-year-old colt or gelding – 1, A Campbell’s Pacemuir Angus; 2, D Hill’s Collessie Lodestone; 3, Dr B Arnold’s Far Forest Phoenix.
Yearling filly – 1 and reserve senior, I Johnston’s Roughlands Alana; 2, J and L Kennedy’s Hillhouse Leona; 3, N Christie’s Dalfoil Catherine May.
Senior colt foal – 1 champion foal and reserve supreme, H Emerson’s Lutterington Harry; 2, C Young’s Doura King of the Ring; 3, J McMillan and Family’s Mill Perfection.
Junior colt foal – 1 and reserve colt foal, G Gray’s Fawnspark Ambassador; 2, E Gunn, Hawthorn Highwayman; 3, R Black, Collessie Consort; 4, C Christian, Garff Samson; 5, J and L Kennedy, Hillhouse Prince.
Senior filly foal – 1 reserve foal, C Young’s Collessie Flash Girl; 2, I Johnston’s Roughlands Ziva; 3, D McPhail’s Garcal-Fra Sweet Jessica.
Junior filly foal – 1 and reserve filly foal, E Johnstone’s Ord Tinkerbell; 2, D Hill’s Collessie Snowflake; 3, K Wilson’s Blueton Willow.
Young Handler – Kayleigh Keron.
Highland ponies (Judge: Mrs S Ormiston, Gelderside, Balmoral Estate).
Filly foal – 1 and champion foal, Mr and Mrs J Dykes’ Majesty of Mendick; 2, J Hendrie and A Kerr’s Caileag Oir; 3, A and N Sykes’ Farah Esme of Stevensonhall.
Colt foal – 1, Mr and Mrs J Dykes’ Marksman of Mendick; 2, G Docherty’s Tashieburn Reiver.
Yearling – 1, WJ Ralston’s Moss-side Yakeira Lady; 2, Mr and Mrs J Dykes’ Lewis of Mendick; 3, J and J Bonar’s Bowmore Islay Lady.
Two-year-old filly – 1, G McMurray’s Trailtrow Tabhaidh Mor; 2, S Borthwick’s Skye of Balhernoch; 3, L MacLeod’s Glenmuir Myleene.
Three-year-old filly – 1 and champion, W Allan’s Madeline of Millfield; 2 and reserve, WJ Ralston’s Moss-side White Heather Beth; 3, S Clarke’s Beth of Conway.
Two or three-year-old colt or gelding – 1, JBW Connell’s Machairmist of Achnacarry; 2, WJ Ralston’s Moss-side Ximen; 3, H Dick’s Dunstruan Ettrick Mhor.