Forfar’s annual meet for Clydesdales took place last weekend, with an excellent turnout of horses.

Overall champion was Aird Abbey, from grandfather/daughter team, Sandy Aitken and Keira Gowans. Their May-born filly was top pick for judge, Shona Harrison, out a strong junior filly foal class. She is by Doura Master Eddie out of Aird Almira. Reserve honours went to Scott Greenhill' Fordelhill Queen Victoria. A 14-year-old mare, Victoria is a daughter of Collessie Whinhill President out of Fordelhill Lady Margaret and has also been reserve overall at Lanark and North of Fife this winter season.

Collessie Kaleidoscope continued to top the junior colt classes, exceeding it this time by taking reserve foal championship for his owner, Ronnie Black.

His full sister, Littleward Meghan, joined the colt in the top line up as reserve senior champion. This bred by exhibitor winner was Matthew Carrick's two-year-old filly, which was also reserve senior at North of Fife. Both horses are by Arradoul Balvenie out of Littleward Lady Athena.

Topping the yearling filly class and winning the CHS shield was Aird Jennifer, from Kylerin Clydesdales, a full sister to the overall champion. Young handlers was won by Alysha Stephen, showing her namesake, Anguston Alysha.


Judge: Shona Harrison

Senior colt foal – G and R Skinner's Strathorn Chieftain (Collessie Challenger x Strathorn Kirsty).

Junior colt foal – 1, RH Black's Collessie Kaleidoscope (Arradoul Balvennie x Littleward Lady Athenia); 2, J Ingram's Barns Footprint (Collessie Challenger x Barns Rachael); 3, G and R Skinner's Strathorn Lawrie (Collessie New Approach x Middlebank Carlogie Abigail).

Senior filly foal – 1, J and M McIntyre's Freezlund Heidi (Freedom Majestic Dreamliner x Webers Sadie Jakie Victoria); 2, RH Black's Collessie Catherine (Collessie New Approach x Collessie Anna B); 3, V Smith's Pitmurthly Final Command Piper (Glenside Barlauchlan Final Command x Bandirran Charlotte).

Junior filly foal – 1, S Aitken's Aird Abbey (Doura Master Eddie x Aird Almira); 2, J Greenhill's Aird Georgina (Glebeview Sir Charles x Aird Mayflower); 3, M Stewart and R Barr's Fairhaven Anastasia (Arradoul Balvennie x Fordelhill Lucinda).

Yearling male – 1, B Ferguson's Fergie’s Fly Guy (Mollinhillhead Celebrity x Fergie’s Fickle Fashion); 2, N Christie's Anguston Anvil (Freedom Majestic Dreamliner x Anguston Abbie).

Yearling filly – 1, Kylerin Clydesdales' Aird Jennifer (Doura Master Eddie x Aird Almira); 2, RH Black's Collessie Kirsty (Collessie Challenger x Collessie Jennifer); 3, Rolling Thunder's Rolling Thunder Moon Shadow (Redcastle Brelee Majestic x Rolling Thunder Maggie May).

Two-year-old male – 1, G and R Skinner's Collessie Edward (Doura Master Eddie x Collessie Robyn); 2, I and H Anderson's Barns Star (Arradoul Balvennie x Barns Rachael)

Two-year-old filly – 1, M Carrick's Littleward Meghan (Arradoul Balvennie x Littleward Lady Athena); 2, J Greenhill's Tulloes Lady Claire (Doura Kingmaker x Fordelhill Victoria); 3, B Warburton's Muirton Maybelle (Mollinhillhead Celebrity x Muirton Mayflower).

Gelding three and older – 1, R Cumming's Macfin Diamond Duke (Glebeview Sir Charles x Macfin Rosaleen); 2, J and L Martin's Collessie Consort (Arradoul Balvennie x Collessie Robyn); 3, C McCulloch and L Crooks' Elvis Inspiration (Muirton Inspiration x Muirton Morag).

Mare three and older – 1, S Greenhill's Fordelhill Queen Victoria (Collessie Whinhill President x Fordelhill Lady Margaret); 2, Rolling Thunder's Rolling Thunder Maggie May (Singlie Storm x Heatherwick Lady Lucinda); 3, I McIntosh's Grayburn Lady Rebecca (Collessie Redcastle Hallmark x Grayburn Lady Lin).

Young handlers – 1, Alysha Stephen; 2, Sara Donald; 3, Macey Henderson; 4, Laura Ferguson; 5, Sophie Mitchell.