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Blacknose Beauties 2018

Blacknose Beauties will be back in 2018 on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August and will again be held at Harrison and Hetherington in Carlisle. We hope that like the previous two years, we will have sheep from all over the UK on show. If any member would like to join the show committee, please [...]

Review of Blacknose Beauties 2017

On Friday 18th and Saturday 19th we held our second national show, Blacknose Beauties at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.  It was a huge success with 138 sheep being graded by the Swiss Society Oberwalliser Schwarznasenzuchtverband, who also kindly sponsored a class. The best sheep in each category were then put forward to the final show on Saturday [...]

Blacknose Beauties Show

The first ever show and sale dedicated to the rare Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep attracted in hundreds of visitors, all intrigued to find out more about the ‘cutest sheep in the world’. The Supreme Overall Champion title was taken by Raymond Irvine and Jenni McAllister with Highland Breeze, who was also awarded Female Champion. Hosted [...]

Blacknose Beauties Show Photos by Catherine MacGregor

Overall Champion Highland Breeze from Valais Blacknose Sheep Scotland Overall Reserve Champion Westmorland Dancer from Valais Blacknose Westmorland               MacGregor Photography provided their professional photography service for our first National Show, Blacknose Beauties in Carlisle on 20th August 2016. Please visit MacGregor Photography for more images or to [...]

Tomintoul Single Malt Scotch Whisky Cup

A BIG Thank You to one of our sponsors, Tomintoul Distillery! They have very kindly donated the Tomintoul Single Malt Scotch Whisky Cup which will be presented to the Supreme Overall Champion on Saturday at Blacknose Beauties! Tomintoul

Royal Three Counties Show

Discover Sheep! VBS Oxfordshire and The VBS Deepdale Flock represented the Society in the Discover Sheep! Tent at the Royal Three Counties Show. Lots of visitors as the marquee also hosted an original fashion show. Models and sheep were paraded at the same time showing the amazing results what one can do with their wool. [...]

Kent County Show 2016

VBS Oxfordshire took 6 2016 VBS lambs to the Kent County Show and was very pleased to be awarded 2nd Place for a pen of 3 ram lambs, 3rd place in Any Other Breed Class, 3rd Place in a Group of 3, 4th in the Long Wool Class (out of 14 entries) and 4th in [...]

Miss Visp 2016

VBSSUK member Renee Snouckaert from Valais Blacknose Sheep Oxfordshire visited Switzerland to attend this year's wonderful ‘Miss Visp’ event.  Renee has kindly shared her experience. This competition, a great Swiss tradition, took place in a large school hall with the sheep at one end and the bar with long dining tables at the other end. [...]

Henley Show – September 2015

VB Oxford had an exhibition stand at the Henley Show.  A great day was had with loads of visitors.  Renee and her flock made the papers again.  She took the 'B' Team who had not been to the show before - they loved all the attention. The stand was only quiet until the gates opened! [...]

Thame Show – September 2015

VB Oxford had no fun setting up their tent in the pouring rain the day before the Thame County Show.  On the day it was glorious and Lottie, Renee's 4 month old ewe lamb received 4th prize in the Longwool Class. Renee was very proud of her, she behaved like a pro on her first [...]