History was made amongst the horses at the Royal Northern Agriculture Society Show when a miniature Shetland went on to win the supreme overall, with the best amongst the mountain and moorlands taking reserve.

Overall horse judge, Jackie Lamb, Findochy, Buckie, was most impressed by her choice of two top winners.

"Both were youngsters, moved well and were beautifully well turned out. They were also very well behaved," she said.

Taking all the plaudits was Rachel Beattie's chestnut miniature Shetland, Milday India Jane, from Huntly. An April 2019-born filly foal bought in October from the Milday stud, this youngster stood champion miniature at the Central Scotland Pony Show and is by Tawna Golden Shred.

Reserve supreme was Aina Barnwell's similarly aged Welsh Section D cob, Azrard Touch of Ink, from the Azgard stud from Aberchirder, Huntly. This youngster by Hywlog Ivanhoe was bought from the Helgarth Stud and stood champion at the Grampian Foal Show

LEADING awards

Clydesdales (Judge: DL Young, Fife). Champion – RH Black, Newton of Collessie, Ladybank, Fife with last year's champion, Collessie Kirsty, a May 2018-born filly foal by Collessie Challenger. Reserve at Fife and third at the Highland, she is out of Collessie Jennifer which was the face of the Highland Show several years ago. Reserve – A and J Greenhill, with the three-year-old, Tulloes Lady Claire, a home-bred female by Doura Kingmaker. Yearling colt – 1, G and R Skinner (Laghaha Boris). Yearling filly – 1, RH Black (Collessie Catherine). Two-year-old – 1, RH Black (Collessie Kirsty). Mare – 1, A and J Greenhill (Tulloes Lady Claire). Three-year-old male – 1, Y Milne (Auchengree Bertie). Young handlers – 1, Sophie Mitchell.

Shetland ponies (Judge: IM Spence, Strathdon). Champion – 1, C Forbes, with the six-year-old mare, Lynemore Isla, a home-bred mare by Westercushnie Archie. She is a former champion winner at Banchory and is out of Clivocast Rhona. Reserve – J Watson with the 14-year-old stallion, Kerloch Rupert, by Stow Review. Stallion – 1, J Watson (Kerloch Rupert). Four-year-old and older – 1, C Forbes (Lynemore Isla). Two/three-year-old – 1, C Forbes (Burnside Miley). Yearling – 1, A McConville (Olderworlde Vivaldi).

Miniature Shetlands (Judge: IM Spence). Champion and supreme horse – R Beattie with the yearling filly, Milday India Jane, which was bought in October from the Milday stud. She is by Tawna Golden Shred and was first at the Central Scotland Pony Show. Reserve – A Irvine, with the 10-year-old, Rocky of Haybrake by Hazelhad Dynamite. Stallion – 1, A Irvine (Rocky of Haybrake). Senior mare or gelding – 1, L Cochrane (Parlington Viola). Two/three-year-old – 1, L Cochrane (Alichbrae Bambi). Yearling – 1, R Beattie (Milday India Jane).

Highland ponies (Judge: WKA Allan, Fife). Champion – L McDonald, with the April 2017-born stallion, Islay Malt of Coynach, a Whitefield Pronce Platinum son out of Pavlova of Whitefield. He was champion at Angus Show in 2018. Reserve – Miss S MacIntosh, with the nine-year-old mare, Morag Rose of Strathmore. She was bought at the end of 2019 from Charlie McQuattie and is by Strthamore Clova. Stallion – 1, L McDonald (Islay Malt of Coynach). Senior female – 1, Miss S MacIntosh (Morag Rose of Strathmore). Senior gelding – 1, N Rae (McTavish of Lonmay.

Performance Highlander (Judge: WKA Allan). Champion – Mrs S Knowles with the five-year-old mare Overhill Iris, by Mos-side Lairig. Reserve – N Rae, with the 11-year-old McTavish of Lonmay, by Marnonwells Gleann Eagas.

Mountain and moorland (Judge: Ms L Cheyne, Maud). Champion and reserve overall horse – A Barnwell, with Azrard Touch of Ink, an April 2019-born filly by Hywlog Ivanhoe, out of Brynithan Touch of Class. She was bought from the Helgarth Stud and stood champion at Grampian Foal Show. Reserve – D and L Anderson with the five-year-old stallion, Crosslands Buccaneer, by Cayberry Captain Hook. Stallion – 1, D and L Anderson (Crosslands Buccaneer). Senior – 1, F Thomson (Ashfield Hocus Pocus). Two-three-year-old – 1, K Fenton (Azgard Honoured Spirit). Yearling – 1, A Barnwell (Azrard Touch of Class).

Performance Mountain and moorland – 1 and champion – F Thomson with the six-year-old Ashfield Hocus Pocus, by Coosheen Callofeenish Cashel; 2, K Cameron (Crwbin Siwgwr Candi); 3, E Watson (Urwins Tom Boy).

Ride and drive (Judge: Ms L Cheyne, Maud). – Senior – 1 and champion – K Bitss, with Norries Charlie Boy, a seven-year-old by Blackhall Prince Charlie. Junior – 1, K Fenton (Azgard Honoured Spirit); 2, A Barnwell (Azrard Touch of Ink).

Light legged (Judge: Ms K Tedcastle, Huntly). Champion – A Anderson with the two-year-old Ashlea's Grand Finale, by Copilot. This home-bred gelding was coloured champion and reserve overall horse at the Caledonian Horse Show and at the Scottish Horse Show last year. Reserve – C Chisman with the three-year-old Tylo Maude Mackintosh, the second prize winner to the champion, by Small-land Entertainer. Junior pony – 1, A Anderson (Ashlea's Grand Finale). Senior pony – 1, K Birss (Hightopps Black n Gold). Senior horse – 1, D Shand (Achilty Diamonds in the Sky).

Veteran horses and ponies (Judge: Ms K Tedcastle). Champion – E Watson with the 16-year-old Fell pony, Urwins Tom Boy, a former champion winner at Keith, Turriff, Echt and New Deer, bred at the Urwins stud. He is by Heltondale Tom Tom. Reserve – K Cameron, with the 17-year-old Crwbin Siwgwr Candi.