17 July 2016

The Castlewellan Show 2016

The sun blazed down upon the Castlewellan Show yesterday - a welcome change from all of the rain we've been having recently. I saw the cattle first. This Hereford cow was very protective of her calf.

There were cattle of all shapes and sizes.

(That annoying moment when your hay is just out of reach...)

There were horse classes happening all day. From the massive Clydesdales...

...to the tiny miniature horses. These ones travelled all the way from Ireland to be at the show.

Warming up before a class.

This pony could be a twin of Blue Belle's.

She certainly has the appetite.

There were some mini trailers on display - this one is a silage trailer.

I met some wonderful dogs. Tiny the dapper Dachshund:

I met an accomplished agility Sprollie called Millie:

Another Sprollie called Misty:

Misty's Border Collie friend Angel:

Teddy was getting tired, so he jumped up on a quad he found and wanted a ride.

On to the sheep. So much variety...

I entered Teddy into three classes at the dog show. He won Best Behaved Dog! I'm so proud.

This Border Collie was very playful!

This is another Teddy, who went on to be the winner of winners. Well done!

Even as we were preparing to leave, the equestrian classes continued.

And the most important thing is that Teddy has a fan club now.


  1. Oh my gosh how fun! I'm hoping now that we've moved to a more rural area we will get to see fun things like this.

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

  2. How fun! I love the sheep with the black spotted face, and that little dachshund!