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The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced the judges for this year’s Royal Highland Show, taking place 22-25 June 2023.

Travelling from around the world, these judges will be tasked with judging Scotland’s biggest and best display of livestock & equine.

RHS Thursday 177



Overall Young Handlers

Mr John Dykes & Mrs Kate Dykes, West Linton, Peebleshire





Beef Native Breeds Inter Breed Team Championship

Mr Colin Davidson, Sandwick, Orkney.


Beef Breeder Competition & Junior Beef Inter Breed Championship

Mr Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfries & Galloway.


Beef Inter Breed Team Competition and Overall Beef Inter-Breed Championship

Mr Keith Redpath, Heiton, Kelso, Roxburghshire.


Beef Inter-Breed Pairs Competition

Mr William McAllister, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.


Young Handlers

Mrs Lynwen Emslie, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.


Beef Shorthorn

Mrs Jane Landers, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire


Aberdeen Angus

Mr Dallas Allan,  Alnwick, Northumberland



Mr John McIlwraith Jnr, Puslinch, Ontario, Canada.


Belted Galloway

Mr Peter Hunter Blair, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway



Mr Robert Phillip, Skipton, North Yorkshire



Mrs Carolyn Fletcher, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria


Lincoln Red

Mr John Elliot, Earlston, Scottish Borders.


British Charolais

Mr Arwel Owen, Foel, Welshpool, Powys.



British Simmental

Mr Simon Key, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk.


British Limousin

Mr Michael Cursiter, Arwick, Evie, Orkney.


British Blonde

Mr Neil Brown, Hackleton, Northampton.


British Blue

Mr Phillip Halhead, Cockerham, Lancaster, Lancashire.



Mr Donald Gilder, Winchcombe, Cheltenham


Commercial Cattle

Mr Stewart Bett, Kippen, Stirlingshire.





Overall Dairy Interbreed

Mr Hugh Kennedy, Tarbolton, Ayrshire



Mr Ian McLean, Bushmills, Co Antrim.



Mr David Hodgson, Carlisle, Cumbria.


Dairy Shorthorn

Mr Dan Stamper, Dalston, Cumbria.


Red and White, Jersey & Dairy Any Other Breed

Mr Robert Fleming, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Annan


Dairy Calf and Showmanship

Mr Andrew Kennedy, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.






Overall Sheep Inter Breed Championship

Mr Ian Hunter, Crieff, Perthshire.


Overall Sheep Pairs Inter-Breed Championship

Mr Keith Brooke, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway


Sheep Young Handler

Mrs Hannah Jackson, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway.



Mr John MacPherson, Dalmally, Argyll.



Mr Pat Greaney, Usk, Monmoutshire.



Mr Roger Wells, Cardigan, Ceredigion.





Commercial Sheep

Mr Jimmy Taylor, Muthill, Crieff, Perthshire.


Border Leicester

Mr Clark Stewart, Cupar, Fife.


British Berrichon

Mr Adrian Bowen, St Clears, Carmarthenshire.



Mr Robert Price, Churchstoke, Powys.


North Country Cheviot

Mr J Mackay, Wick, Caithness.


North Country Cheviot Hill

Mr Hugh Wilson, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway.



Mr George Irving, Yarrow, Selkirkshire.



Mr Flor Ryan, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Ireland.


Hampshire Down

Mr H Middleditch, Sudbury, Suffolk.




Mr Malcolm Allison, Reeth, Richmond, North Yorkshire.


Bluefaced Leicester – Traditional Type

Mr Frank Johnson, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham.


Bluefaced Leicester – Crossing Type

Mr James Cunningham, Biggar, Lanarkshire



Mr Arwyn Thomas, Whitland, Carmarthenshire



Mr Jeffrey Moore, Gruline, Isle of Mull, Argyll.


North of England Mules

Mr James Herdman, Alnwick, Northumberland.


British Rouge

Mr John Gate, Lostock Green, Northwich, Cheshire.



Mrs Mary Dunlop, Biggar, Lanarkshire.



Mr Kevin Robinson, Upper Magna, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.


Scotch Mule

Mr David Gray, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.


Bleu Du Maine

Mr Brian Buchan Snr, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.



Mrs Suzanne Meikle, Kirkliston, West Lothian.


Blue Texel

Mr Rhys Francis, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire.


Dutch Spotted

Mr Allen Short, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland


Valais Blacknose

Mr Chris Slee, Bideford, Devon.



David Swinton




Dairy Goats, Kids, Milking & Boer Goats

Mr Nick Parr, Guildford, Surrey


The Scottish Dairy Goat Show

Dr Hilary Matthews, Norfolk


Heavy Horse Section


Clydesdale Female

Mr Tom Clark, Muirton Stud, Madderty, Crieff


Clydesdale Male

Mrs C Halliday, Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway


Clydesdale Young Handlers & Young Stockmen

Mr Kevin Wilson, Blackford, Perthshire


Ridden Clydesdales

Mr Kevin Wilson, Blackford, Perthshire  Conformation

Ms Morag Snow, Leven, Fife  Ride


Harness Grooming & Decoration

Mr Mike Horler, Bath, Somerset


Heavy Horse Turnouts

Mr James Kuepfer, Canada


Highland Pony Male

Mrs Jean Ralston, Methven, Perthshire


Highland Pony Female

Mr Dochy Ormiston, Ballater, Aberdeenshire


Highland Ponies Under Saddle

Mrs Gillian McMurray, Lockerbie  Conformation

Miss Kirstin McMurray, Lockerbie  Ride


Working Native Harness

Mr Eric Starke, Kirriemuir, Angus


Shetland Pony

Mrs Vivien Hampton, LLawhaden, Pembrokeshire


Miniature Shetland Pony

Miss Abigail Hampton, LLawhaden, Pembrokeshire


Shetland Pony Young Handlers

Mr J W Wilson, Dollar, Clackmannanshire


The Sanderson Trophy

Mrs Beth Sibbald, Dollar, Clackmannanshire




Light Horse Section


Hunters In Hand

Mrs Marie-Claire Nimmo, Winchburgh West Lothian


Hunter Under Saddle Weights and Smalls

Ms Vivienne Appell, London  Conformation

Miss Kathleen Barley, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire Ride


Working Hunter  Ladies Side Saddle Horse 

Mrs Lucy Killingbeck, Gloucs. Conformation

Mrs Louise Daly, Ledbury, Herefordshire  Ride


Sports Horses (In Hand)

Miss Bridget Millington, Caerphilly, Wales


                                                  Retraining of Racehorses (Final)

Mrs Amanda Bowlby, Wantage, Oxfordshire  Conformation

Mr Michael Bowlby, Wantage, Oxfordshire  Ride


Coloured Horses and Ponies In Hand

Mrs M MacLennan, Croy, Inverness


Welsh Mountain Ponies (Section A)

Mrs Sandy Goodwin, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire


Welsh Ponies (Section B)

Mrs Lorraine Partridge, Cwmbran, Gwent


Welsh Ponies of Cob Type (Section C)

Mrs L Clynes-Thomas, Bacup, Lancashire


Welsh Cobs (Section D)

Mr Dafydd L Morris, Aberystwyth


Part Bred Welsh

Mrs Marie-Claire Nimmo, Winchburgh, West Lothian


Mountain and Moorland In Hand

                                                Mrs Madge Taylor, Selby, North Yorkshire


Connemara Ponies In Hand

Mrs Kay Gibb, Kingswells, Aberdeen


Overall Mountain & Moorland In Hand

Mr Erik MacKechnie-Guire, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire


St John’s Wells

Mrs Marie-Claire Nimmo, Winchburgh, West Lothian


Supreme In Hand

Ms Vivienne Appell, London


Pony Breeding

Mrs Lorayne Ahmet, Sevenoaks, Kent


Arabs & Part Bred Arab in Hand & Under Saddle

Mrs Kirsty Nelson, Berkeley, Gloucestershire


Riding Horses, Cobs

Miss Bridget Millington, Caerphilly, Wales Conformation

Mrs Emily Whalley, Crawley, Sussex  Ride


Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Ponies

Mrs Carolyn Whiteley, Braintree, Essex Conformation

Mrs Lorayne Ahmet, Sevenoaks, Kent  Jump


Side Saddle

Miss Bridget Millington, Caerphilly, Wales


Intermediate Show Hunter

Ms Liz Dun, Carnwath, Lanarkshire Conformation

Mrs Angela Calvert, Doncaster, South Yorkshire Ride


Show Hunter Ponies , Lead Rein and First Ridden Pony of Show Hunter Type

Mrs Joanne Griffin, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Conformation

Mrs Angela Calvert, Doncaster, South Yorkshire Ride


Intermediate Show Riding Type

Mrs Dawn Christie, Shangton, Leicestershire  Ride

Mr Jerome Harforth, Yarm, North Yorkshire Conformation


Show Ponies

Mrs Dawn Christie, Shangton, Leicestershire  Ride

Mr Jerome Harforth, Yarm, North Yorkshire Conformation


Lead Rein & First Ridden Show Ponies

Ms Liz Dun, Carnwath, Lanarkshire Conformation

Mrs Dawn Christie, Shangton, Leicestershire Ride


M&M Lead Rein and First Ridden Ponies

Mr Stephen Howard, York, Yorkshire  Conformation

Mr Erik MacKechnie-Guire, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire  Ride


Junior M & M Ridden

Mrs Carolyn Whiteley, Braintree, Essex  Conformation

Mrs Lorayne Ahmet, Sevenoaks, Kent  Ride



Mrs Helen Singleton-Bell, Halifax, West Yorkshire


Working Hunter Ponies

Mrs Anne Leaver, Chorley, Lancashire  Conformation

Ms Vivienne Appell, London  Jump


Part-Bred Ridden

Mrs Morean Hamilton, Kilmarnock, North Ayrshire  Conformation

Mrs Liz Dun, Carnwath, Lanarkshire



Mountain and Moorland Ponies Under Saddle

Large Breeds Mr Jerome Harforth, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire  Conformation

Large Breeds Mrs L Clynes-Thomas, Bacup, Lancashire   Ride

Small Breeds Mrs Nicola Shuttleworth, Northallerton, North Yorkshire  Conformation

Small Breeds Mr Erik MacKechnie-Guire, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire  Ride


Coloured Horses and Ponies Under Saddle

Mrs Dawn Christie, Shangton, Leicestershire  Conformation

Mrs Penny Hollings, Northallerton, Yorkshire Ride


Private Driving

Mr Mark Fuller, Norfolk.