Aberdeen Clydesdale Show's second year at its new venue at Uppermill Farm, Kintore, by kind permission of Malcolm Allan, proved hugely popular, attracting a 200 plus head crowd and more than 40 horse entries

Taking home the overall champion honours and champion foal was Collessie Aurora from Ronnie Black and family. Born in February, this filly was on her second outing along side her mother Roughlands Jasmine. Sired by Collessie Highlander, a stallion which now resides in America, the foal previously stood first at West of Fife earlier this year and was top pick of judge John Drummond from Co Down.

Reserve overall honours went to Mike and Jacqueline Munro from Thurso with their yearling filly, Gersa Lady Emma. Sired by Collessie Monarch out of Gersa Lady Lauren, this home-bred filly has had a successful season so far collecting a championship at Caithness and first place at both Black Isle and Sutherland.

It was Strathorn Ally from George and Ruth Skinner that collected male championship. Now three-year-old this gelding is sired by Collessie New Approach and out of Dairylough Lady Whinhill .

Reserve male went to Bruce Ferguson with his yearling colt, Fergie’s Fortunate Son. He is out of Fergie’s Fickle Fashion and sired by Collessie challenger.

Once again the ridden class was well supported. Judge Morag Snow from Fife put the horses through their paces and found her winner in Keely Gordon’s 10-year-old mare Bogton Fearn. After a break from the show ring this mare, she has returned triumphant and is sired by Collessie Sir Alex, out of Phesdo Classic Lady.

A relatively new class to the show is the single cart class which this year was won by George and Ruth Skinner with their six-year-old gelding, Collessie King Edward driven by Kalli Burr.