David and Michael O’Sullivan, Knockbrown, Bandon, won both the champion and reserve champion rosettes in the West Cork Irish bred Friesian championships.
In the beef breeds, Michael Hickey made the long journey from Kilcommon, Thurles, Co Tipperary, worthwhile by taking the Limousin championship.
There was keen competition in the horse showing classes, especially among West Cork breeders and exhibitors, who were among some 230 entries.
Aoife Desmond, Bandon, won the hunter championship while P J Hegarty, Gaggin, Bandon, took the young horse championship.
The show, organised by a committee headed by Michael O’Donovan (Ahaglasklin), chairman and Donal McCarthy, secretary, was a big success, with the fine weather attracting a large crowd.
The following were among the successful exhibitors.
Friesian: Supreme Champion and West Cork Champion: David and Michael O’Sullivan, Bandon with “Cradenhill ST Fame ET.” Reserve Friesian Champion: John Barrett and Sons, Togher, with “Laurelmore Winstar Ann.”
Champion Pedigree Beef Calf of the Show: Tom Ryan, Thurles, with “Kilcommon Vodka.” Reserve: Michael Hickey, Kilcommon, Thurles with “Velvet.”
Champion Pedigree Female Beef Animal of the Show: J and I Ryall, Castlemartyr, with “Knockane Ultra.” Reserve: William and Jenny Cotter, Dripsey, with “Raceview Nessa Exotic.”
Champion Pedigree Male Beef Animal of the Show: Ben Ryall, Watergrasshill with “Gabriel Wayne.” Reserve: John O’Grady, Midleton, with “Greenhill Trojan.”
Charolais: Champion - Tom Ryan, Thurles (Kilcommon Vodka). Reserve - J and I Ryall, Castlemartyr (Knockane Ultra).
Angus: Champion - Eustace and Deirdre Burke, Carrigaline (Cahirmee Tammy). Res: Ben Ryall, Watergrasshill (Gabriel Wayne).
Belgian Blue: Champion - Tim O’Donovan, Dunmanway (Victor). Res: John Cahalane, Castlehaven, Skibbereen (Forenaught Wisdom).
Hereford: Champion - Albert de Cogan, Castlemartyr (Imokilly Sara). Res: Ted O’Sullivan, Bartlemy (Furaleigh Rose).
Limousin: Champion - Michael Hickey, Thurles (Velvet). Res: Keith Vickery, Rosscarbery (Gabriel Polly).
Simmental: Champion - William and Jenny Cotter, Dripsey (Raceview Nessa Exotic). Res: Keith Vickery (Dermody Penny)
Commercial: Champion non-pedigree beef animal of show - William Gubbins, Kilfinane, Co Limerick. Res: Michael Hickey.
Suffolk: Champion and Reserve: Alan Jennings.
Brood Mare champion: - Michael McCarthy, MRCVS, Clonakilty. Reserve: Cloneyhea Equestrian Services, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary.
Foal Champion: Patrick Hennessy, Timoleague. Res: Seamus Lehane, Clonakilty.
Champion Hunter: Aoife Desmond, Bandon. Res: Ann-Marie Prendergast, Rosscarbery.
3 year old champion: Denis O’Sullivan, Clonakilty. Res: Sean O’Sullivan, Butlerstown.
2 year old champion - P J Lehane. Res: Joseph Keohane.
Yearling champion - P J Hegarty, Gaggin, Bandon. Res: Seamus Lehane.
Young Horse Champion - P J Hegarty. Res: Seamus Lehane.
Family horse - Susan Barry, Rosscarbery
Show hunter pony young stock final: Champion, Mary Carpenter, Belgooly.
Starter stakes champion - Ron Winfield, Courtmacsherry. Reserve: Suzanne O’Sullivan
Working hunter champion: Rosarie Collins. Reserve John Walsh.
Standardbred foal - Billy Barry
Led Pony Champion - Joe Whelton. Res: Martin O’Sullivan.
Open pony Riding Champion and Reserve - Regina Daly.
Intermediate Champion - Rhian Fitzgerald, Model Farm Road, Cork. Res: Rosarie Collins, Rosscarbery.
Starter Stakes Champion: Ron Winfield, Courtmacsherry. Res: Suzanne O’Sullivan
Working Hunter Champion - Rosaire Collins. Res: John Walsh, Dunmanway.
Supreme Pony Champion - Regina Daly. Res: Joe Whelton.
Mini supreme pony championship - Champion: Regina Daly. Reserve: John O’Sullivan
Connemara - Robert Putz, Durrus.
Paul Kingston, Dunmanway
Olive O’Donnell, Ballincollig
Yvonne Nyhan, Western Road, Clonakilty.