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Judges announced for the 2013 Royal Highland Show

The organisers of the Royal Highland Show have announced the main livestock judges for the 2013 event, which will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, on June 20-23.

In light horses, the HOYS Cuddy breeders challenge in-hand championship qualifier falls to David Reid from Ethiebeaton, Broughty Ferry, with the overall mountain and moorland in-hand championship for the Waxwing Trophy being judged by Mrs J P B Williams of Parsonage Farm, Abergavenny.

There will be one judge from Australia – Mrs Jan Young from Rocksberg, Queensland, who will inspect the Shetland ponies.



HOYS Cuddy breeders challenge supreme in-hand championship qualifier – David Reid, Ethiebeaton Farm, Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

Hunters in-hand and HOYS weight & small hunters (conformation) – Miss Henrietta C. Knight, West Lockinge Farm, Wantage, Oxfordshire.

HOYS Weight & Small Hunters (ride) – Anthony Webber, Hilfield Lane, Aldernham, Herts.

HOYS working hunters and novice hunters – Paul Cook, Mill Farmhouse, Greens Norton, Towcester.

Highland ponies under saddle - Mrs Joanna K Jack, West Newburn, Leven.

HOYS mountain and moorland ponies under saddle – conformation – Mrs Madge A Taylor, Gale House Farm, Cawood, Selby. Ride – R L Miller, Heniarth, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire.

HOYS mountain & moorland ponies under saddle – lead rein & first ridden – Mrs Madge A Taylor, Gale House Farm, Cawood, Selby, and Mrs JPB Williams, Parsonage Farm, Llandewi, Skirrid, Abergavenny.

Riding pony breeding & hunter pony breeding – A Charlesworth, Ivy Cottage, 446 Todd Lane, South Lockstock Hall, Preston.

Eriskay ponies – Tom Best, Waxwing Farm, Balgonar, Saline.

Mountain & moorland ponies in-hand – Mrs Jackie Beatham, The Gate House, Landford, Sailsbury, Wilts.

St Johns Wells trophy – Mrs Jane McNaught, Netherbrae, 30 Burn Road, Darvel, Ayrshire.

Welsh mountain ponies (Section A) – Wyn Jones, Nerwyn Stud, Abergele, Clwyd.

Welsh ponies (Section B) – Colin Tibbey, Blaen Cwm, Bethel, Bala, Gwynedd.

Welsh ponies (Section C & D) – Dai R Harris, Pennal Stud, Esgaersaeson Blaenpennal, Aberystwyth.

Arabs, anglo Arabs & part-bred Arabs under saddle – Nigel Fuller, Burrells Farm, Rawreth, Essex.

Arabs, anglo Arabs & part-bred Arabs in-hand – Mrs C Bennett, Ibn Stables, Amotherby Lane, Amotherby, Malton.

Show ponies under saddle and leading rein and first ridden show ponies – Mrs Sharon Thomas, The Long Barn, Longden Wood Farm, Shrewsbury.

HOYS working hunter ponies – jumping – Kieran Ryan, Cabragh Lodge, Oldtown, Dublin. Conformation – Mrs Jackie Beatham, The Gate House, Lanford, Salisbury, Wilts.

Show hunter ponies – Mrs Maired Ryan, Cabragh Lodge, Oldtown, Dublin

HOYS riding horses – ride: Nigel Fuller, Burrells Farm, Rawreth, Essex. Conformation - Miss Ros Hargeaves, Lower Starbank Farm, Dolphin Holme, Lancs.

Coloured horses & ponies under saddle – Ride – J Cookson, Booth Cottage, 84 Town lane, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire. Conformation – Mrs Ann Green, 34 Main Street, South Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincs.

Coloured horses & ponies in-hand - Mrs Morean Hamilton, The Stables, Liffnock, Hurlford.

Side saddle – Ms P Kate Henderson, Faith's Cottage, Long Witton, Morpeth, Northumberland.

Donkeys – Chris Porter, 7 Kelbrook Drive, Burnley, Lancs.

Sports horses in-hand – Mark Fitton, Newhill Farm Stud, Manchester Road, Worsley, Manchester.

HOYS mountain and moorland working hunter ponies – jumping – Robert Parker-Jones, Jacaranda, 4 St Margarets Avenue, Bluemel Park, Wolston, Warks. Conformation – Mrs Joanna K Jack, West Newburn, Leven.

Mountain and moorland in hand overall (Waxwing Trophy) – Mrs JPB Williams, Parsonage Farm, Llandewi, Skirrid, Abergavenny.

Connemara in-hand – Miss Henrietta C Knight, West Lockinge Farm, Wantage, Oxfordshire.

Retraining of racehorses final – Conformation – Mrs R Abba, Todds Farm, Lambrigg Kendal, Cumbria. Ride – Ms Anthea Morshead, Foulrice Farm, Brandsby, York.


Clydesdales in-hand – males – Martin Fountain, Hollywood, Marston, Montgomery, Ashbourne. Females – Tom Mitchell, Barnahill, Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock.

Ridden Clydesdales – Miss Rose Macpherson, Glencallan, Crieff.

Clydesdale young handlers and young stockmen - Alistair Christie, Dalfoil Farm, Balfron, Glasgow.

Highland ponies in-hand – males – To be confirmed. Females – Mrs Kate Dykes, Mendick Lea, West Linton, Peebleshire.

Shetland ponies – Mrs Jan Young, 111-119 Bruce Court, Rocksberg, Queensland, Australia.

The Sanderson Trophy – Peter Keron, Marefield of Craigs, Madderty, Crieff.


Harness, grooming & decoration – Alastair Ferguson, 3 Nicoll Drive, Bankfoot, Perth.

Working native pony in harness – To be confirmed.

Heavy horse turnouts – Paul Bedford, Woodfield Farmhouse, Cawood Comm, York.

Shetland pony, Highland pony and private driving (HOYS Qualifier) – To be confirmed.