Zwartbles Young Handlers take on Blue Peter at the Great Yorkshire Show.

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.

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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.

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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.

Updated: July 20, 2015 — 6:00 pm