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Welsh Dorset Club


Saturday, 11th June saw the Welsh Dorset Sheep Club holding their 1st ever National Show hosted this year by Aberystwyth & Ceredigion County Show. Judge Sam Driver from the well-known Sandy Lane Flock, Derbyshire had the tough task of judging with 61 Dorsets entered. This was noticeable during the group of three class where 9 groups where forward with the tremendous sight of 27 Dorset sheep in the ring at one time. This was a great advert for the breed and also showing the ever growing popularity of the breed in Wales with exhibitors from North, Mid and South Wales competing.

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Northern Ireland Club - Dinner & Prize Giving 2021


Caroline McKeown with her haul of trophies from the 2021 Flock Competition

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Tribute to Pat Swinley

Many people are remembered for their personal achievements – famous sports people or celebrities to name but a few. However, those that are most fondly remembered, tend to have focussed their attentions on those around them and the lasting impact they have left behind.

Following the sad announcement of the death of Patricia (Pat) Swinley of the Peglars Flock of Dorset Horns, based near the village of Flaxley in Gloucestershire it has become abundantly clear how massive her impact has been on many people but especially young people with an interest in Dorset sheep.

Pat founded her pedigree flock of Dorset Horns in 1975 and over almost 50 years she attended many local shows where she competed strongly in the ring, enjoying the company of those across the farming community.

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