John Watson’s Shetland stallion, Kerloch Rupert, took the supreme at the Newtown St Boswells and District Farmers Show staged at St Boswells Auction Mart.

This 16-year-old was tapped out by judge, Mr and Mrs Chris Broad, who selected the ridden hunter champion, Mr Emperor as their reserve.

Champion in the sheep section was a North Country Cheviot ewe shown from Willie and Laura Thomson, Hownam Grange, Kelso. The winner of the young handler’s was James Cowen.

A nine-year-old Irish red and white setter took the top ticket in the dog show for Euan Cameron from Crailing.

LEADING awards

Sheep (Judge: I Graham) Champion – W and J Thomson, with a ewe. Reserve – J Runciman and Sons, with a gimmer. Pair of gimmers – A Halliday. Pair of ewe lambs – S Shaw. Ewe with pair of lambs – J Runciman and Sons. North Country Cheviot –Tup, ewe and ewe lamb – W and J Thomson. Tup lamb and gimmer – J Runciman and Sons.

Young handlers – 1, James Cowens; 2, Georgie Thomson; 3, Alfie Robson.