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Cockermouth Show - third best on field title in succession for the Solway View herd.


It was the third year in succession that Kevin has won Interbreed Championship at Cockermouth Show. Firstly with Broomfield Vivienn, then last year with Solway View Black Beauty.

This year was a repeat performance for Black Beauty when she took the showfield top honours for the second successive year.


Solway View Black Beauty wins Cockermouth Show

Penrith show success - Breed Champion and Border British Blue Calf Show Champion


Solway View Black Beauty added a tenth championship to her list of wins, by taking Breed Championship at Penrith Show.

It was another very successful day, with Ellis showing Solway View Elegance in the Border British Blue Calf show. Judge Brian Wheatly awarded top honours to Elegance and congratulated Ellis on her handling skills. For more calf show images click here.

  Ellis and Elegance congratulated by Brian Wheatley


Black Beauty wins her 9th championship

10th championship for Solway View Black Beauty

Elegance takes Junior honours at Gt Yorkshire

Solway View Elegance wins calf show

Premier Exhibitor Award on first trip to the Royal Welsh Show

2010 was our first trip to the Royal Welsh Show and we were pleased to win Premier Exhibitor Award. The team included three daughters of Broomfield Vivien - all of whom won tickets on the day:

Solway View Black Beauty

1st and King Thomas & Lloyd Jones & Co Trophy for the best female, in calf/maiden, born before 30 June 07

Solway View Elegance

1st and Colborn Dawes Cup for the highest placed junior female 

Solway View Drambuie - 4th to Reserve Champion


Winning pair at Gt Yorkshire

Kevin and Ellis with winning pair at Gt Yorkshire


Double top at Great Yorkshire Show

The 2010 Great Yorkshire Show was the second outing of the year for Solway View Black Beauty, this time travelling with her full sister - Solway View Elegance. The pair had a fantastic day taking top honours:

Solway View Black Beauty won Supreme British Blue Championship.

Solway View Elegance took Junior Breed Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion.

Both our Champions are out of Broomfield Vivien and are by Gitan Du P’Tit Mayeur and went on to win the best pair by one sire.

The Solway View show team also went on to win the best group of three shown by exhibitor.

Great Yorkshire Show 2010

winning ways at Gt Yorkshire

Solway View Black Beauty wins her 9th British Blue Supreme Championship and full sister takes the Junior Championship

Double Royal Highland Show success

The RHS 2010 was a landmark event for Solway View British Blues. Winning British Blue Breed Championship and Reserve British Blue Championship with two home bred females out of Broomfield Vivien was a very special occasion.

Solway View Black Beauty - Overall Breed Champion

Solway View Drambuie - Reserve Overall British Blue

Solway View Drambuie - Reserve Overall Champion RHS 2010

Royal Highland Show 2010

Solway View Black beauty wins RHS for second successive year Solway View Black Beauty RHS British Blue Champion 2009 & 2010



Ayr Show and Border British Blue Club success

This year we took just one animal to Ayr Show and were pleased to take British Blue Breed Championship with him!

Solway View Dexy ET is a June 08 bull out of Lochside Wigtown by Gitan Du P'Tit Mayeur(IS). He took top honours at the show before travelling down to Carlisle for the BBBC Show and Sale.

Dexy took second prize and was later sold for 7,000gns.

Solway View Dexy ET

Border British Blue visit to Solway View herd

Solway View Open Night

Border BBC Calf Show Male Champion 2010

Solway View Emirates ET is our Annanwater Venice/Bringlee Blackstar son born Jan 09. He took first prize in his class and went on to win Male Championship honours.

Ali Jackson leads Emirates to victory

This success is a repeat of last year for the Solway View team when Solway View Dynamite took the Male Championship. He was successfully exported later in 2009, to FABROCA in Belgium.


Taking 2nd place in class 5 was Solway View Elly ET  - daughter of Ridge Dean Aneka by Nounours De Wihogne, and in the following class,  Connor took another second place with Solway View Entertainer ET, an Empire D'Ochain daughter out of our successful brood cow Broomfield Vivien.

Solway View Entertainer ET takes second place

Connor takes 2nd place with Solway View Entertainer ET

Standing in 3rd place was Solway View Elegance ET - another daughter of Broomfield vivien by Gitan Du P'Tit Mayeur - led by Andy Ryder with some help from Ellis who collected the prize.

Solway View Emirates wins Male Champion at Calf Show

Solway View Emirates ET

Male Champion BBBC Calf Show


Ellis collects prize money with Andy Ryder

  Ellis collects the prize money!

Royal Highland Show 2009

Following in her mothers footsteps

Continuing on her winning streak , Solway View Black Beauty ET went on to take Overall British Blue Champion at this year's Royal Highland. That is two RHS championships in a row for Solway View herd - Broomfield Vivien won last year and now her oldest daughter has taken the Championship from her:

• British Blue Overall Champion

• British Blue Female Champion

• British Blue 1st in class


Great Yorkshire Show 2009

1st and Reserve Female Champion

It was our first visit to the Great Yorkshire Show and Black Beauty ET took first place in her class and went on to take Reserve Female Championship too.

Interbreed Pairs

It was a great day for the breed when Solway View Black Beauty and Ballygrange Alex teamed up for the Interbreed Pairs, they took top honours winning the Blythwood Pairs Trophy.

Black Beauty wins RHS 2009

Solway View Black Beauty wins Royal Highland Show 2009

Sloway View Black Beauty wins RHS

Click here for full 2009 show & sale results

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Click here for 2007/ 2006 show & sale results


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