With the second day of the show over and third just beginning, it seems that our cameras are bringing good luck to the competitors we’ve been following.
On Monday we saw Carwyn Lewis and his dad pick up a third and a first respectively in the Welsh Black cattle classes.
But that was to be trumped by young Sion Jones of Aberystwyth with his Kerry Hill sheep. Not only did he grab that coveted red rosette, but his ewe shearling also went on to become a champion – making Sion’s dreams come true at the tender age of 15.
I’ve been coming to the show since I was a toddler but in all its familiarity, there’s always something new I spot every year.
And in 2011 I’ve noticed for the first time just what it is that keeps these exhibitors coming back for more. It’s that huge smile that breaks out on their faces when they realise that they’ve got the best animal in the show. Sion Jones has done what many farmers are still waiting to do – have a champion in his flock.
Today is the most famous day of the show – cob day. I only hope my Midas touch will rub off on Jonathan Batt and his senior broodmare Abergavenny Morning Queen in the main ring here this morning.