The RBST Cumbria Support Group were in attendance at the Westmorland sheep Show last week.

It was sunshine all the way on Wednesday, with the largest number of entries ever and over 40 breeds represented, including many from the RBST Watchlist. The Support Group were delighted to spot success for RBST Cumbria members Hannah and Sue, well done.

Hollow Green’s Rosgill Daisy (Portland) was Champion in her class and went into the Upland Interbreed Championship. Delighted to report that she behaved impeccably against all the big boys!

Derwent flock’s Teeswater shearling ram Derwent Charles got a 2nd place in the large shearling ram class and Derwent Dynamite also a second place in the ram lamb class.

Well done to Hollow Green "Home Grown" - Rare Breeds and Derwent Flock.

On Thursday the Cumbria Support Group were honoured to have a Royal visit to the Rare Breed Young Shepherds competition. Both Princess Anne and the Countess of Wessex were extremely supportive of the work of the RBST group and very encouraging towards the young shepherds.

The group were pleased to be joined by Judges Ruth Dalton and Paul Murray.

The winners were:

Under 8 - Alice Bowes

Ages 8 to 12 - Zara Clough

Ages 13 to 16 - George Fell

Ages 17 to 21 - Leah Clough

Leah Clough went on to win the overall and the Michael Burn memorial trophy.

Thank you for all in attendance and those that took part.