2014 Llandyfaelog Show cup winners Members and officials of the Llandyfaelog show will long bless the day that an agreement was reached to locate this increasingly popular event at the Ffos Las Racecourse facility. Even allowing for the generosity and goodwill of committee members who had each year found a new site for this annual attraction the venue for the past three years has shown itself to be first class in every respect. In weather conditions of the “Indian summer” category the 109th show probably enjoyed an all time record attendance with breeders and exhibitors of all classes of livestock being well pleased with the outcome as were the huge number of trades people whose stands turned out to be a hive of activity. From the horse section the supreme championship went to Anthony Szopa with his handsome four year old bay Shire gelding, Cefn Machen Andy Bach, ahead of Chloe Jones with her 7 year old chestnut Hunter, Stradey Hanna, shown under saddle. Andrew Green was given the Best Cob award for his Section D winner, the three year old chestnut filly, Edmor Manon Haf. Heading the pony section was Debbie Jones with her Section B winner, the 11 year old chestnut brood mare, Cadlan Valley Josephine followed by the John Davies partnership with his daughter, Valmai Thomas, and their three year old bay filly, the Riding Pony Breeding champion, Mount Pleasant Mountain Rose. The prestigious champion of champions cattle award in the Holstein section went to the home bred qualifier from Elwyn and Cheryl Thomas, Gatrog Serge Lavender, and the “other breeds” were headed by the Wilson family with the Jersey third calver, Bluegrass Exitation Prissy Polly. Beef cattle prizewinners were the Griffiths of Llangain with their 18 month old Limousin bull, Deri Ironman, and the commercial trophy went to Eddie Morgan and his son, Jack, of Cilycwm with a superb black pair comprising a 18 month old British Blue x Limousin steer matched with a 17 month old Limousin x heifer. Successful young handler, Tomos Griffiths, was delighted to collect his first championship from the well supported sheep section with his Suffolk ewe lamb and best from the busy companion dog show was given to Sandra Williams with Shannon, her 13 month old Burmese Mountain Dog. The Show Ambassadors were Bethan Phillips and Harry Millin, both of St Ismaels YFC and this year’s President was a former chairman and long time supporter of the show, Mr Idris Morgan, who expressed his most sincere appreciation to everyone who had contributed in any way to the remarkable success of the occasion. Main award winners: HORSES Supreme horse and Shire, Anthony Szopa. Reserve supreme and Hunter, under saddle, Chloe Jones. Supreme pony and Welsh Pony, Section B, Debbie Jones. Reserve supreme pony and Riding Pony Breeding, Davies & Thomas. Hunter, in hand, Richard and Delyth Thomas. Welsh Cob, Section D, Andrew Green, Local, Hannah John. Welsh Pony (Cob type), Section C, Benjamin Bowler. Welsh Mountain Pony, Section A, Heather and Stan Strelley. Welsh part- bred, Jane Williams. Mountain and Moorland, Samantha Pursey. Arab, Alan Hackley. Palomino, Ffion Randall. Coloured, Claire Edwards. Children’s Riding Pony, Ruth Williams. Shetland, Howell Thomas. Veteran, Sophie Radnedge. Donkey, Lillie Jones. BEEF CATTLE Hereford, Alun Thomas. Limousin, Terry, Dawn and Richard Griffiths. British Blue, Jade Phillips. Commercial, Eddie Morgan, Local, Clive Thomas. Best pair and group of three, Eddie Morgan. DAIRY CATTLE Holstein, also Local and Home-bred, Eifion and Mary Jones. Champion of champions, cow, Elwyn and Cheryl Thomas, heifer, Thomas and Staples. Other Dairy breed, Hefin Wilson, Home bred, Huw and Jennifer Evans.Champion of champions, cow, Hefin Wilson, heifer, Huw and Jennifer Evans. SHEEP Supreme, Suffolk and YFC, Tomos Griffiths. Reserve supreme and Other Hill breed, Ken and Julie Earle. Other Lowland breed, Derek and Sandra Brigginshaw. Welsh Mountain, Gethin Matthews. Beulah/ Speckled Face, Iestyn Richards. Balwen, Doris Jones. Badger Face/ Torddu, Gwyn King Texel, Rosie Davies. Beltex, Adrian Evans. Cross bred, R and B Thomas. Young handler, Millie Hughes- Butterfield. DOGS Best in show, Sandra Williams. HORTICULTURAL, Etc., Vegetables and the Centenary trophy to a local exhibitor, Ray Wheatland. Flowers, Andrew Davies, chrysanths, Eifion Gravell. Floral Art and best exhibit, J Banner. Cookery, Rose Morris. Preserves, Helen Willets. Wine, Keith Jones. Craft, Jan Roberts. Sticks and rural craft, Vic Thomas. Photography, Jim Hine. Best exhibit, Schools (under 16 years) and YFC, Caryl Jones. Inter-schools, Llangunnor, under 13 years, Ffion Gibbon.