A rising seven-year-old yeld mare from Charlotte Young's Doura stud was crowned champion amongst a strong entry at Ayr Show.

Taking the top spot was Collessie Flash Girl, an Arradoul Balvenie daugher bred by the Black family and bought privately as a foal. A big winner as a youngster, Flash Girl was back out on the show circuit last year and landed the reserve breed honours at the Great Yorkshire and a third prize at the World Championships in Aberdeen last October. She is out of Old Greenlaw Jura and was on her first outing of the year.

Just piped at the post and taking the male championship and the reserve overall was the yearling colt, Dillars Robbie from Robert Hamilton, Lesmahagow. First at the World Championships and at the Stallion Show in March, Robbie's pedigree features Eskechraggan Ernest and the mare, Highcairn Gracey.

Leading Awards

Judge: Ms L Greenhill, Upper Tulloes, Letham, Forfar. Champion – Charlotte Young, Ayr, with the rising seven-year-old mare, Collessie Flash Girl, an Arradoul Balvenie-sired entry out of Old Greenlaw Jura. She was reserve at the Great Yorkshire and third at the World Championships last year. Reserve – R Hamilton, Lesmahagow, with the yearling colt, Dillars Robbie, a son of Eskechraggan Ernest out of Highcairn Gracey that was first at the World Championships and at the Stallion Show. Gelding – D and B Walker, Galcantray, Cawdor, Nairn. Entire colt – R Hamilton. Yeld mare – C Young. Two-year-old filly, pair – A Craig, Boat Clydesdales, Thankerton. Filly foal – M Carrick, Thornhill, Stirling.