Prizes were as follows: 12-14 years – 1, Richard Thompson, Garvagh YFC (199½ marks); 2, James Currie, Straid YFC (198½); 3, Harry Sherrard, Coleraine YFC (195½); 4, (tie) Norman Thompson Annaclone v Magherally YFC v Campbell Holmes, Garvagh YFC (194½).
14-16yrs – 1, (tie) Mary Thompson, Garvagh YFC and Audrey Morrison, Moycraig YFC (199); 2, Paul Taylor, Garvagh YFC (198½); 3, Stephen Taylor, Coleraine YFC (196); 4, Robert Cromie, Annaclone and Magherally YFC (195½).
16-18 years – 1, Tom Topping, Garvagh YFC (205½); 2, Raymond Hill, Straid YFC (204½); 3, Robert Montgomery, Moycraig YFC (200); 4, David Baird. Ballywalter YFC (198).
18-21yrs – 1, John Surgenor, Moycraig YFC (205); 2, Sam Agnew, Straid YFC (203½); 3, (tie) George Angus, Ballywalter YFC and William Henry, Coleraine YFC (203); 4, (tie) Mary McAllister, Moycraig YFC and Colin Fraser, Ballycraigy YFC (202½).
21-25 years – 1, (tie) Tom Lyle, Kilraughts YFC and Graham Wallace, Coleraine YFC (204½); 2, Ivan Morrison, Moycraig YFC (204); 3, (tie) Clarke Black, Garvagh YFC and Martin Cromie, Annaclone and Magherally YFC (198½); 4, Archie Mairs, Coleraine YFC (197½).
YFCU farm competition committee chairman Mr Jim Gillian proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs McGuckian and Mr Steen, the judges and all the farmers who provided barns and facilities throughout the competition.
AHOGHILL FAIR PRIZE WINNERS
Mr. Alex Hoey, classes on display at Ahoghill’s annual fair on the Killane grounds in late September 1977 were keenly contested.
The judges were: leading rein, stud and riding lessons, Mrs Noele Lindsay, Ballycraigy, Newtownabbey, Mr John McMinn, Legaloy. About Us Company Name: Ballyclare; old driving, Mr William Warren, King’s Moss and Mr Matt Nicholson, Ballytweedy. Muckamore.
Councilor Jim Martin, Larne. Providing the PA system was the commentator and the Chief Steward was Mr Thomas McDowell.
The new trophy presented by the McLaughlin family, Ahoghill for best stallion in show Shadrach was presented to David Alexander of Ballyclare. In second place was James Fleck, Moorfields and Apollo.
Leading rein, junior tots – 1 and committee trophy, Patricia McClintock, Carnlough Road, Broughshane, Lincool Spring Imp; 2, Nigel Johnstone, Galgorm Road, Ahoghill, Little Fellow; 3, Warren Steele, Old Ballymoney Road, Ballymena, Candy.
Mare and foal, 13.2hh- to 1 and Committee Cup, Samuel McClintock, Broughshane; 2, Kenneth Stevenson, Creavery, Antrim; 3, WJ McClintock, Glenwherry. Best colt – Samuel McClintock.
Mare 14.2hh- 1 over and committee trophy, Ann Larmour, Glenavy Road, Lisburn, 2, Geoffrey Duffin, Ahoghill. Best foal: G Duffin.
Mare over 14.2hrs with foal – 1 and Committee Cup, Jack Clyde, Garvagh, 2, Jackson Graham, Maghera. Best foal: Jack Clyde. Mr. Clyde also showed his champion foal.
Senior – 1 and committee trophy, WJ McClintock, Glenwherry; 2, John Craig, Ladyhill, Antrim; 3, Gary McGrath, Crosscannon Road, Antrim.
Two-year-olds – 1 and committee trophy, Samuel Workman, Cullybackey; 2, Ernest Ramsey, Oldstone, Muckamore; 3, Robert Patton, Larne Road, Ballycarry.
Three-year-olds – 1 and committee trophy, Mrs John Craig, Ladyhill, Antrim.
Open Class – 1, Mrs John Craig, Ladyhill. Antrim; 2, Samuel Workman, Cullybackey; 3, Margaret Keys, Revallagh Road, Bushmills.
Driving style and appearance, A – 1, Elizabeth McCullough, Glynn House, Larne, Skyball; B – 1, Fiona Wilson, Oldstone, Muckamore, Whistling Wind. Committee trophy, Fiona Wilson.