Another year of the Ontario Blonde Point Shows is in the books! It was another success thanks to a dedicated group of breeders who put in the time and skill to keep our breed in the public eye. Again this year, the quest for Top Female, Top Male, and Premier Exhibitor began in August with our first point show at Campbellford Fair. An impressive lineup of cattle were a sure sign that there was going to be quite a race for the top honours. The points were calculated using the same system as previous years. Exhibitor’s animals were required to show at a minimum of three point shows (Lindsay Exhibition was mandatory) and to be considered a point show, at least three breeders and 18 Blondes showing were needed. The Ontario Fairs that qualified as point shows this year were Campbellford, Kinmount, Orono, Warkworth, and Lindsay.  Markham Fair welcomed Blondes to show again this year, but with the National being held in Olds, Alberta the same weekend, the numbers weren’t quite there to make a point show. Five of our breeders and their animals met the requirements and it was an exciting race to watch all season. Before the final show, the leading five females were within three points of each other. And in the end, two points separated the winner and runner-up. Franmar Crystal 11C defended her title and was named Top Female for the second year in a row. The competition for Top Male was tight as well, with two bulls switching from first to second place after every fair and a third making a go for the title late in the season. Donaleen Chachi 1C came out on top and defended his title for a second year, as well. For the third year in a row the Premier Exhibitor was Donaleen Blondes. Congratulations to The Dunham Families for putting together outstanding showstrings, yet again! Banners sponsored by the Ontario Blonde d’Aquitaine Association were presented to the winners. Thanks to all who participated in making this year another successful one in the showring!

 

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