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Show turns up trumps despite outbreak.

The annual Nevern Show on Wednesday was again successful despite the livestock movement restrictions. Sterling support from locals and holidaymakers to West Wales meant that initial reports to secretary Gill Chalk showed attendance on the splendid show site in the meadows alongside the river was only about 30% down.

With all the classes for beef and dairy cattle and breeding sheep cancelled, show chairman Steve Harris, of Llangoedmor, was delighted with the continued support from so many loyal friends in difficult circumstances on a beautiful summer's day.

Mr Harris drew attention to the fact that Nevern Show is an umbrella organisation for the Five Nations and Welsh Ploughing and Hedging Championships, which take place on September 21 and 22.

He said show society and the host organisation Nevern and Dinas Ploughing Society would continue their efforts to raise the pounds 26,000 needed to stage the events.

On the showground last week, the supreme champion from more than 500 entries in the horse and pony classes was Claire Johns on her magnificent 9-year-old dapple grey hunter, Sky II, standing at 17.2 hh. In reserve was Helen Thomas, of Glanrhyd, with another grey - her 12-year-old Arab gelding, Crafton Pipedream, shown under saddle.

Looking especially good was the champion Shire, Jason, and Helen Harries' home-bred three- year-old filly Penlan Ceri Rose.

Others in the final parade included Judith Reed's home-bred Section A winner, the eight-year-old dapple grey brood mare Haverford Roses in the Snow, shown with her May-born colt foal, Haverford Sun King, and also very pleasing to the eye was Sulwyn and Gill Jones's two-year-old bay gelding, the Pony Breeding winner Broteifi Vo Vo Voom, bred from Horse of the Year winner, Knowles Victoria.

Best in Show from the busy Dog section was Humphrey, a 30-month-old Black Cocker Spaniel bred by Ben Rees, of Newbridge, and the puppy award went to Ziggy, a seven-month-old Whippet male bred by Liz Couton. Despite the absence of cows at the show, the herds competition, judged by Mr Islwyn Griffiths, was won by the Carey family of Coedwynog and the field crops prize went to the Evans family, of Berry Hill. Andrew Davies, of Llandysul, gained most points in the marquee.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 14, 2007
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