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Mole Valley Young Handlers Series 2019

Young Handlers - Supporting the Next Generation

The Young Handler Series is back for summer 2019! 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 are allotted points throughout the season, which culminates at Holsworthy & Stratton Show on Thursday 22 August.


Show Dates


Saturday 13 July



1st Matthew Rowland

2nd Angel Nattle

3rd Evie Walters


1st Bea Hooper

2nd Harriet Moon

3rd Jack Moon

Sheep (U8)

1st Jack Burlton

2nd Ruby Dadge

3rd Bella Martyn-Uglow

Sheep (8-12)

1st Samuel Nanckive, Rebecca Stacey

2nd Amy Coumbe, Alfie Braund

3rd Harriet Allin, Henry Saunders


Thursday 25 July


Monday 29 July


Wednesday 7 August


Thursday 8 August


Wednesday 14 August


Friday 16 August


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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