A return to summer shows saw our show team venture south to Royal Bath and West where we enjoyed interbreed success in both the interbreed group of three and interbreed team of six competitions.

In the interbreed team of six competition four of our Southdown team, aged ram Chaileybrook 20/00678 ‘Beaujolais’, aged ewe Chaileybrook 18/00276, shearling ewe Chaileybrook 21/01030 and ewe lamb Chaileybrook 22/01055 joined up with a ram lamb and ewe lamb from Annabel Halcrow’s Called Castle flock to take the championship in the hotly contested native shortwool section.

Meanwhile, a day earlier in the interbreed group of three competition, Beaujolais, 21/01030 and 18/00276 had stood reserve champions in the native short wool section, having been pipped at the post to the section championship.

The Southdown section saw our shearling ewe Chaileybrook 21/001030, a Dartagnan daughter out of Chaileybrook 18/00276, herself a Percheron daughter, stand reserve breed champion, having previously won her class.

Her dam also won her class, as did Beaujolais, before the three of them teamed up to take the group of three title in the breed section.

Meanwhile, ewe lamb 22/01055 stood second in her class, with ram lamb Chaileybrook 22/01068 standing third and Sophie’s ram lamb Littlebrook 22/01033 standing fourth.

Sophie’s success continued in the Blue Texel classes, with shearling ram Beacons View Flash Harry taking third in his class and shearling ewe Littlebrook Fizzy clinching fourth place in an extremely strong class of 15 entries.

Aged ewe Littlebrook Doodle and ram lamb Littlebrook Grand Designs also faring well in their classes with Doodle taking fifth spot in another strong class.