Some of the top trophies at last weekend's National Shire Horse Show, held at Newark, came back north of the Border.

The gelding champion, Walton Bomber, was produced and brought out by Ron Brewster, of Crieff, on behalf of Wendy Toomer-Harlow, from Essex. The trophies were presented by the society's president, HRH The Countess of Wessex. Bomber is a 13-year-old by Caerberllan Buskot.

Taking not only the reserve gelding trophy, but also the best shod horse title over the weekend were David and Beverley Walker, of Galcantray, Nairn, who enjoyed a terrific weekend taking several rosettes.

Their five-year-old, Deighton Chumley, is a son of Wheathead Bowes Lyon and is one of Galcantray's driving team. He was brought out and handled on the show day by Adam Balfour and Chumley had been shod by his brother, Wayne, another of the famous Tealing-based farriery family.

The show's supreme stallion championship was awarded to the four-year-old Cotebrook Arkle, from Bryan Banham, Norfolk. By Leverton Leonardo, he was bred by Alistair King at the Cotebrook Shire and Clydesdale Stud.

In the female ring, top honours went to Martin Fountain, of Derbyshire, with Woodhouse Phenomenon. He is another breeder of both Shires and Clydesdales and his seven-year-old daughter of Metheringham Upton Hamlet was winner of the coveted Shire Horse of the Year title back in October.