Night of recognition for Young Farmers

Chipping Young Farmers Club annual presentation night at Ferrari's Country House Hotel, Longridge
Chipping Young Farmers Club annual presentation night at Ferrari's Country House Hotel, Longridge

Members of Chipping Young Farmers’ Club have been recognised for their achievements at the club’s recent annual presentation and awards night.

Held at Ferrari’s, Thornley, the event was attended by a crowd of 40 including members and advisory committee members.

After a lovely evening meal, president Sam Hardman presented the awards.

These went to: Top Junior Boy: Paul Bailey, Top Junior Girl: Sian Morris, Overall Winning Under 17 Junior: Richard Seed.

Top Intermediate Boy: Matt Parkin, Top Intermediate Girl: Katie Giles, Overall Winning Under 21 years: Louise Peel. ‘Member’s Member of the Year’ (voted for by the members): Louise Peel, Cup for Most Points in Winter Competitions: Vicki Seed. Club Junior Stockman of the Year: Peter Holden, Intermediate Stockman: Vicki Seed. Attendance Cup: Joint - Lucy Dickinson and Matt Parkin. Most Points for Chipping Show Tent Classes: Richard Seed.

The club was also proud to display its Club of the Year plate on the night and other regional and county cups were presented to: Richard and Vicki Seed for being Junior and Intermediate Members of the Year at Bowland Region, the County Junior Stockman Cup to Richard Seed and the County Dairy Judging Cup to Peter Holden.

Sam concluded the presentation with a short speech highlighting his delight to be president for a club which continues to go from strength to strength with some very good young officers and excellent support and experience provided by club leaders and advisory.

He encouraged the club to continue entering competitions at region and county level, and especially for new members to embrace new challenges, like public speaking.

Sam also stressed the importance of friendships, friendly rivalry and having a good time with Young Farmers - concluding by saying he was looking forward to the club go-karting competition in November where he hopes to be in pole-position in the final.

• This Saturday members will be helping with the community bonfire on Chipping showfield, by contributing refreshments. It was the male members who decided that traditional bonfire toffee would be best and easiest to make - so parents beware - if your kitchen is suddenly raided for pans and ingredients - it’s all in a good cause!