The Zwartbles breed was well represented when our junior members turned out for the Young Handlers Classes at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.
In the Under 7 Great Yorkshire show young handlers Grace Elliott age 4 showed a Zwartbles ewe lamb and came highly commended.
In the Age 8- 12 Great Yorkshire show young handlers Charlotte Elliott age 10 won 1st prize with a great big cheer from the crowd with a Zwartbles ewe lamb and Alice Horwood with her aged ram came 6th. In the same ring was Blue Peter presenters Barney Harwood and Radzi Chinyanganya filming for a future episode of the programme, Radzi was having a go at sheep handling for the first time. Hopefully our ladies will catch a glimpse of themselves on a future Blue Peter programme.
Plenty of Zwartbles also came forward in the 12-18 section with Tom Blamire, Sophie Preston and Jack Addison flying the flag for the breed.
Well done to all for doing a fantastic job not only to the Young Handlers at the Great Yorkshire but a big thank you from the Zwartbles Sheep Association for all our Young Handlers out at shows representing the breed in such an excellent way.