IT was sun and showers for a very busy Malham Show on Saturday.

The showground, with its stunning backdrop of Malham Cove, was packed from early in the morning and remained so until way into the evening, despite the odd shower which did nothing to dampen the spirits.

Those who lingered after events had finished in the main ring enjoyed a curry and live entertainment, much enjoyed by all.

During the day, show goers - many wearing wellies in anticipation of a wet day - enjoyed getting up close to beautifully presented cattle and sheep, and watched showjumping and in-hand showing of horses and ponies.

Young cattle and sheep handlers as young as two years old showed off their skills in front of proud relatives and appreciative crowds of onlookers.

Much fun was had with a gun dog display by Kirkbourne Spaniels with dog owners invited into the ring to try out some training with their pets.

It was the first time to the show for Darren Kirk, who has been training gundogs for more than 40 years; the displays were a favourite with the crowds, and it is hoped the team will be back again next year.

Another popular guest event was a dog agility demonstration by Business and K9 Solutions, Brenda Johnston, of Langcliffe, sponsored by The Lister Arms, Malham.

Vintage tractors paraded round the main ring and formed an orderly line before the winners cup was presented to Denise Dobson with her still used David Brown tractor, in its original livery.

The main ring also saw children's fancy dress and an egg- throwing competition with locals beaten by a winning team of two lads from the south.

Tables in the crafts and produce tent were packed with cakes, bread, tray bakes and Victoria sponge cakes, including one marked down for having a cream filling.

Children's classes included some weird and wonderful vegetable animals and some very fine portraits of King Charles III.

Also keeping everyone entertained, and back by popular demand, was the Thwaites' Dray and Shires, which was practically mobbed on its entry to the showground; sheep dog demonstrations, and children's sports.

A fine display of Morris Minors was popular, and Haworth Brass Band played several times during the day to an appreciate audience. There was plenty to see and buy in the Dales Food and Craft Marquee; and children's entertainment included a magician and clown.

All classes for cattle, sheep, horses, children, art, produce and walling had a good number of entries with very high standards across all categories. All entries were up compared to the last couple of years, and nearing pre -Covid numbers. 

As always classes were closely competitive with friendly rivalries always at the fore-front, with trophy winners very well deserved with the crowds appreciating the very evident amount of lots of behind the scenes hard work.

The fell races were well contested with Wharfedale Harriers, Ted Mason and Lucy Mallinson, winning the senior men and women's races. Local seniors winners were Louise Hudson and his cousin, Emma Peel.

There was a good local turn out for all age groups this year with Charlie Kimberley first local in U-9's race; Violet Heseltine first local in U-12 and Finlay Petrucci first local in U-17 for the second year in a row.

Entries in the walling competition were also good. James Kidd won the Cutter Cup for first in the open class, Joe Charnley won the YDNP Shield in the under -21 class and Rob Hayton won the Ambler Cup for the highest placed YFC member.

Garry Schofield, in his second year as show chairman, thanked everyone who made the show such a success.

"I hope everyone enjoyed show day as much as I did. We’re always trying to make a few improvements every year and build on the success of the previous years.

"I was so impressed with the high standard of competition across the show including cattle and sheep, produce, handicrafts and children's classes.

"It was a particular pleasure for me to welcome as president this year, a local Malham resident and longtime supporter of the show, Roger Rand and his wife Margaret. I'm sure they had a great day with their guests."

He added: "I will now be working with the committee to continue the standards and success of the show over the final year of my tenure as chairman."



Verity Cup (Champion heifer in milk) -Archie Allen.
Fritsilver Cup (Champion local cow or heifer in calf) -Wellock Brothers.
Arla Foods Trophy (Champion cow in milk) -A H Price.
J Clowes Cup (Cattle group) -Archie Allen.
J F Mellin Cup (Champion local dairy animal) -Wellock Brothers.
Preston farmers cup (Reserve champion dairy animal    ) - Archie Allen.
Wolfenden Trophy (Overall champion dairy animal) - A H Price.
Bob Taylor Cup (Champion commercial beef ) - J & C Mellin.
Stephenson Family Cup (Champion pure bred animal) - JC Walker & son.
Thompson Cup (Overall champion of Section C (Commercial beef) and
Section D ( Pure bred animals) -    J & C Mellin.
Willis Trophy (Champion HIghland Cow) - David Booth. 
Townson Bros Fuel Trophy (Champion Highland animal) -Robert Bradley.
Foster Memorial Trophy (Most points in the dairy, beef, pure bred, highland & native classes) -Wellock Brothers.
Bollthwaite Trophy (Best homebred male or female animal in cattle classes) -JC Walker & son.
J P Rycroft Cup (Young farmers’ member with most points in the YFC classes) -    Wellock Brothers.
Val Caton Trophy (Young Farmers member with the most points from Coniston Cold YFC Show and Malham Show)- Mary Throup.
Garris Lodge Trophy (Traditional meadow hay) -Miles Bentham. 
ACT Trophy    (2 kilos of grass silage or big bale) -James Bolland.


S J Verity rose bowl (Dalesbred) Pair of males - Frank Jackson.
Woodrup Memorial Cup (Most points Dalesbred) -RH Close.
Joe Stoney Trophy (Champion Dalesbred) -John Carr.
Ambler Cup (Most points Swaledale) -Ian Close & Katherine Kenyon.
R Haggas Trophy (Champion  local Swaledale) -Rose Tennant.
Jack Carr Malham Moor Cup (Champion Swaledale    ) -Robbie Hallam.
E Hargreaves Cup (Re-donated by the late Mr J Dewhurst (Best pair of Mule gimmer lambs local) -Ashley Caton.
E Hargreaves Cup (Champion mule gimmer lamb open) -Ashley Caton.
Runley Mill Shield (Overall champion Mule) -Ashley Caton.
AIredale Beagles Cup (Pair butchers lambs) - James Mellin.
W Mason Cup (Most points - Pair of Mule Gimmer Lambs, pair of Butcher’s Lambs, Local Blue Faced Leicester - Ashley Caton. 
J D Taylor Memorial (While the village sleeps)     (Local Bluefaced Leicester Any age/sex) - Ashley Caton.
J Thompson Trophy (Champion Bluefaced Leicester) -Bob Hargreaves.
Gisburn Auction Marts Ltd Annual Challenge Trophy    (Champion Continental) -    John Stephenson.
RBST Champion rare sheep breed (Primitive)    - Tinkerblack Livestock.
Pennine Cup (Champion rare breed, non-primitive) -Alice Farrar.
Mike & Julie Orrell Trophy (Young handler of a sheep or lamb -under 5yrs) - Lottie Farrar.
Jim Scarborough Memorial Trophy (Young handler of a sheep or lamb) -    James Dobson.
Barclays Bank Trophy (Champion sheep (local)) - John Stephenson.
Show Committee Trophy (Champion sheep (open))-John Carr.
Border Fine Art Trophy (Overall reserve champion sheep) -Robbie Hallam.

Susan Fairhurst Trophy (Best children’s floral exhibit) -Philip Hall.
Mrs P D Green Trophy (Most outstanding exhibit children’s art) -Harris Thompson.
Cooper Shield (Most points (12-16yrs)    ) -Ruby Mellin.
Hewitson/Roberts Shield (Most points (under 12years) -William Green.
Wellock Cup (no. 2) (Most outstanding exhibit in senior children’ section) -    Ruby Mellin.
Malhamdale Players Trophy - (Best local – handwriting) - Isabella Wignall.
J. & T. Sharp Cup (Best miniature garden (under 11)    ) -Joseph Green.
Hannah Pullan Trophy (Best cookery & handicraft (under 11)) -Betsy Caton.
Yorkshire Dales Society Cup (Best child – fancy dress) -Rachel Hunt.
Jean Broadey Cup (Outstanding exhibit made as a primary school activity) -    Edward Forrow.


Marston Cup (Novice working hunters (15hands & under)) -Emily Kay.
Hilary Denby Trophy (Novice working hunters (15hands & over) ) -Carolyn Baines.
N Simpson Cup (Novice pony (under 14.2 hands) (N15) - Carys Bullough.
Barry Brookfield Trophy (Open horse (over 14.2hands) (NL17) - Laura Myerscough. 
Tom Bannister Trophy (Working Hunter champion) -    Emily Kay.
Triers Trophy (Child/pony combination judged to have made a good effort) -    Edie Mallinson.
Shirley Robinson Trophy (Ridden champion (classes N9-N12) - Julie Taylor.
Emma Myers Trophy (In-hand champion (classes N5-N8)    -Will Scarlett.
Bill Hickman Trophy (Pre-novice showjumping champion (Class N14) -    Carys Bullough.
Mrs S Fryer Cup (Intermediate horse/pony winner (class N16) -Annie Parker.


Rycroft Cup (First home under 9 years) -Calum McGoldrick.
Metcalfe Cup (winner under 12 years)    - Thomas Jebb.
Akers Trophy (first local under 12 years) -Violet Heseltine.
Keith Hill Memorial Trophy (winner under 14 years) -Jacob O’Sullivan.
Fell Trophy (local winner under 14 years) -not awarded.
Buck Inn Cup (winner under 17 years) -Jack Sanderson.
Lockwood Trophy (local winner under 17 years) -Finlay Petrucci.
Proctor Trophy (senior race winner) -Ted Mason.
Otterburn Trophy (senior race winner (local)) - Louis Hudson.
Bunk Barners Trophy (first lady home) -Lucy Mallinson.
YHA Trailquest Cup (winner 4 hour MTB Trailquest) -TBC. 

Silver Trophy (best vegetable exhibit) -Will Carr.
William Nelson Trophy (best local in vegetable section) -Will Carr.
Vera Fell Cup (best exhibit in open flowers) -Carlina Hollings.
R Taylor Cup (best exhibit in floral arrangements) - Ruth Hall.
Horticultural Points Cup (most points in horticultural classes) -Will Carr.
William Wild Otter (best exhibit art & photography section) -Ivy Baldwin.
Constance Pearson Prize given by Katharine Holmes (most outstanding exhibit in classes Q25-28) -Anne Towler.
Malham Tarn Trophy (best exhibit photography classes) -Georgina Walker.
Sarah Clay Trophy (best exhibit stone/ block/ stick/ Objet d’ art classes) - Paul Darwin.
Malham Moor Trophy (best exhibit cake classes) - Jane Midgley.
Carol Dudgeon Trophy (best gentleman’s cake (local)) -Chris Duerden.
Betty Carr Cup (best exhibit preserves/wine) -Deborah Heeley.
Hemingways Tea Shop Trophy (best tea tray ) - Anna Booth.
Carruthers Cup (best exhibit needlework) -  Kim Polkinghorne.
Graveston Trophy (Handknitting) -Kim Polkinghorne.
Rosemary Munton Cup (best crochet item) -Anne Pearman-Webb.
Ladies Committee Trophy (most points cakes/preserves/wine
needlework)    -Victoria Richardson. 
Wellock Cup (No 1)  (most points cakes/preserves/wine
needlework (local))    - Helen Barrow.
Chris Riley Trophy (winner of family class) -Richardson Family.

Cutter Cup (walling winner) -James Kidd.
Ambler Cup    (highest placed young farmers club member – walling) -Rob Hayton. 
Y.D.N.P. Shield (highest placed waller under 25 years) -Joe Charnley.
Field Studies Council Trophy (Morris Minors)    - Mike John.
Alan Barker Memorial Trophy (best vintage tractor)