A Fife-bred yearling colt was crowned champion of the Clydesdale horse section at the Great Yorkshire.
Shown extensively as an un-named junior colt foal by his breeder, Ronnie Black, of Newton of Collessie, Ladybank, Fife, the son of Collessie Stepping Stone was christened as Collessie Proclaimer by his current owner, Rob Bedford, of Hartshead Hall Farm, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, when he bought him ahead of the Clydesdale Winter Fair, in November, last year.
Proclaimer, bred out of Collessie Julia, progressed to stand overall male champion at the winter fair
for 2013, but had previously stood reserve champion
at Lanark and first at Lothian and Borders, Kilmarnock and Cupar foal shows.
Returning north to compete in Scotland again
this year he took a second placing for Mr Bedford
at the Royal Highland Show.
The reserve section championship was won by Ayrshire’s Charlotte Young, with her four-year-old mare Forneth Lucky Daisy.
Daisy, bred at Blairgowrie by Donnie Laing out of Blueton Princess, also brings the Collessie prefix to the fore as a daughter of Collessie Whinhill President. She had stood top of the brood mare class at this year’s Royal Highland Show but was shown yeld and without her foal at the Great Yorkshire.