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Mole Valley Young Handlers Series 2019

Young Handlers - Supporting the Next Generation

Young Handler Series will be back in the summer for a third year in 2019. The first show, Liskeard on 13 July, is eagerly anticipated and followed by the seven other dates in the series. The grand finale and prize giving will be at Holsworthy on 22 August.

The league, which is open to young stock handlers (aged 12 and under on the first January 2018), features sheep, beef and dairy categories and aims to nurture the next generation of young farmers. Children placed first, second or third at participating shows in the Young Handler Series will be allotted points throughout the season, which culminates at Holsworthy & Stratton Show on Thursday 22 August.

 

Show Dates

LISKEARD

Saturday 13 July

LAUNCESTON

Thursday 25 July

WOOLSERY

Monday 29 July

NORTH DEVON

Wednesday 7 August

OKEHAMPTON

Thursday 8 August

CAMELFORD

Wednesday 14 August

DUNSTER

Friday 16 August

HOLSWORTHY

Thursday 22 August

 

Last Years Winners

 

 

Phoebe Hart, from the Holsworthy Mole Valley Farmers store has organised and run the Series since it started, in 2017. She explains:

“As we had so many sheep entries last year, we have taken the decision to split the class into ‘Under 8 Years Olds’ and ‘8 Years Old and Over’ classes for 2019.”
“It’s great to see how the competition hots up as the Young Handler shows progress over the summer and the children become increasingly competitive!”
“The final scores are totted up following the classes at Holsworthy & Stratton Show and presentations made to the children with the top three scores in each category. Each winner receives a cup and sash, plus £100 of Mole Valley Farmers vouchers; those in second place have £50, while those in third place £25”
“The purpose of the Young Handler Series has always been to encourage the next generation of farmers, while having fun and learning along the way. The positive feedback we have received from participants, show committee members and others over the last two years has been very encouraging and as a business Mole Valley Farmers is delighted to be once again be supporting this Series”



Source Details

Susi Atkinson, Newsletter.



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