This year’s ABAB Calf Show will take place on Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th October 2013 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
Showmanship classes will be judged on Saturday, starting at 10.30am, by well renowned Irish breeders Rickey Barrett. Rickey has a wealth of experience when it come to judging handlers abilities after winning the Champion title 1994 & 1995 at the YMA All Britain Calf Show. Since then Rickey has judged a number of shows throughout the UK and Ireland making his debut as an International Judge at the 2010 European Youth Championships Awards in Cremona, Italy.
This years Holstein Calf classes will be judged by Paul Harrison. Paul along with his wife Ann and two daughters currently milk the 100 strong Chishillways Holsteins and Breckly Shorthornns at Heddon on Wall, Northumbria. Paul is a renowned judge of both Holsteins and Shorthorns having judged events such as the 2008 Royal Highland Show Holstein classes and being the Shorthorn Judge at the first All Britain All Breeds Calf Show in 2004.
The stand theme for this year’s Club Stands competition will be “Around the Holstein World”. This competition is offered to the club which best promotes itself with their stand and the information displayed, on both the Young Breeders club and the animals representing them at the show. The competition takes into account stand construction, theme of stand, quality of presentation and originality.
Source: Holstein UK