• Kirkwall
  • Kirkwall Airport
  • Stromness
  • North Ronaldsay
  • South Ronaldsay
×

Cruise Arrivals

×
Cookie Disclaimer
The Orcadian uses cookies and similar technologies on its website. By continuing your browsing after being presented with the cookie information you consent to such use.
The Orcadian uses cookies. By further browsing you concent to such use.
livestock shows

Ready, Set, Show! horses – Lisronagh triumphs over multi-show winner

Winner of last year’s County Show, Lisronagh, ridden by Alannah Norquoy. (pic: Carly Brodie)

Today’s semi-finals round of our horse section in our Ready, Set, Show! online livestock competition, has seen last year’s County Show champion, Lisronagh, triumph over four-time County Show champion Downhill Snowflake.

The 2019 County Show champion – a light-legged ridden Irish Sports mare – has upset Downhill’s chances in our competition, getting the thumbs up from our judge, Meg Black.

Last year’s show champion was an 11-year-old Irish Sports mare, called Lisronagh (Rosie). She was ridden to victory by Alannah Norquoy, from Ingquoy, South Ronaldsay.

The mare was sired by Ricardo Z and out of the dam Silver Tassle.

Downhill Snowflake, an Irish-bred mare which took her fourth County Show win in 2018, has been a dominant force at Orkney’s County Show since she was first shown in 2014.

The mare was eight when she was shown by J. D. and D Smith, Holburn, Holm Branch Road, Kirkwall, in 2018

In deciding this semi-final round, our judge said: “We have two lovely individuals, both are outstanding representations of their type.

“My choice for winner goes to the 2019 winner, the Irish Sport mare. Again, a lovely representation of the light-legged type, with a nice forward step and a keen expression.”

Our horse competition is sponsored by Casey Construction Ltd.

For more on the competition – and to vote for your champion – click here.