BUTE put in a strong showing at the annual Largs Agricultural Show, with many island breeders and owners returning home having made a positive impression on the event’s judges.
Among the leading exhibitors from Bute were Alan and Jean Kennedy of Largievrechtan, who won the overall dairy animal championship and the reserve champion of champions prize with fourth calver, Ettrick Leveller Danielle, and Alan Ewing, who won the champion light horse with Blaengwen Danger Mouse.
Alan’s daughter Kirsty, meanwhile, won the reserve light horse champion’s title with Wilstrop Crackerjack (Guinness).
In the heavy horse section John McMillan, Greenan Mill won the reserve champion Clydesdale prize with Ellie Belle.
James McAlister, Bruchag, won the champion Ayrshire with the heifer Bruchag Caroline and also reserve Ayrshire champion with a cow in milk, Bruchag Ella.
McMillan and Lawrence, Little Grenach, won the yearling heifer, three-year-old heifer, best pair and second prize in their section with a two-year-old heifer.
Yvonne Crawford of Stuck farm was second and third in the Highland pony female class with her four-year-old Highland mare Queen of Whitefield and her ten-week-old foal Lady Sheila of Rhubodach.
Sophie Whitelaw won first in veteran and fourth in tack and turnout on Strinesdale Golden Mistral and sixth in teh family pony section on Royal Fudge, while Olivia Whitelaw won second in lead rein pony on Royal Fudge.
Andrew McMillan won seventh in tack and turnout on Rocky, and Ellie McMillan won fifth in the family pony class on Toffee.
Jessica Reid won fifth in the riding club horse category and fifth in the working hunter horse class on Lady.
Sasha Kernaghan won second in working hunter, second in intermediate jumping on Serena and third in novice jumping on Belle, while Marissa Ballantyne won third in intermediate jumping on Pin.