THE Great Yorkshire Show certainly proved to be great a occasion for several Tynedale competitors this year.

Sheep breeder Caroline Anderson of Wallridge Moor Zwartbles, Ingoe took the double on the day with two champion titles in the Zwartble class.

Her aged ewe Pen Llyn Chickpea scooped the female champion title and Overall Supreme, followed by her ram lamb, Wallridge Moor Gizmo who took male champion.

“To come away with double was fantastic. We’ve had good wins at the show in the past, but this year we exceeded our expectations. I did think we might be in the mix for a win after we took the champion title at the county show earlier this year with Pen Llyn Chickpea. She’s clearly strong ewe with presence.

“Wallridge Moor Gizmo has been steadily doing well throughout the year too, and this was particarly stiff competition because his class was so big,” said Caroline.

Tom and Di Harrison of Moralee Herefords, Mickley, also picked up multiple rosettes in the cattle section. Returning to the show ring was their heifer Coley 1 Pippa 356 which won her class with her heifer calf at foot Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11, which made her show debut in style.

Moralee 1 Roland Rat KS R16 followed up his success at the Royal Highland with another second place title.

Reserve female champion in the Blackface sheep class also went to the patch, to a ewe lamb put forward by Angus and Jamie Murray of Sewingshields, Haydon Bridge.

Reserve male champion in the Blackface class went to a ram lamb put forward by the Raine family of Townfoot Farm, Hexham.