Sunday, 30 October 2011
Cherwell Leys Tangaroa the Supreme Champion
Following on from our success at the Romsey Halter Show, we dipped our toes in the water of Fleece Showing at The Heart of England Autumn National Fleece Show. This was to be our first attempt at a Fleece Show, hoping that we got the skirting correct we chose only four fleeces, two white, one grey and one brown. It was a brilliant day out for us after finishing the paddock cleaning we raced off to Oxfordshire. Imagine our delight when we found again all our entries had been rewarded with rosettes, four first places. Then the grey colour champion and white colour champion, were awarded to Cherwell Leys Smokey Joe and Cherwell Leys Tangaroa. The best was yet to come, Cherwell Leys Spirit of Islay had taken the prestigeous Judges Choice Fleece, and at our first attempt we scooped the Supreme Champion Huacaya Fleece with Cherwell Leys Tangaroa. We are still buzzing now. Tango will take up stud duties next season with the inevitable wait to see the resultant cria. Islay is still proving herself a winner even though she is a senior now she still has it, and her offspring are following in her footsteps, little Bella taking her own reserve championship at Romsey. Alameda, Tango's dam is scanned pregnant to Woody who did well at the Romsey Show, a cria to look forward to next year.