Blacknose Beauties 2021 Online Young Handler Competitions

Winner Announced:  Saturday, 21st August 2021

Entry Closing Date:  Saturday, August 7 2021

Our young handler classes are always a highlight in our annual show and as a Society we embrace the enthusiasm of our future breeders. This year we will continue to host our Young Handler competitions online due to current Covid-19 restrictions applicable to under 16s at certain marts.

We will host three online competitions:

  • Class 1: 8 years old and under
  • Class 2: 9-12 years old
  • Class 3: 12-17 years old

Each class winner with then go forward to compete for the overall Young Handler Champion title.

Competitions will be judged by Andrew and Jemma Knowles-Brown of Crookedstane Valais Blacknose whom are our yearly Blacknose Beauties class sponsors.

Entry is free simply email your videos along with a photograph of the young handler and sheep to our society inbox:

Videos need to be filmed in portrait mode and include the following information:

  • Name of child, age, where they are from & flock prefix
  • Name of sheep, age and reason for selecting the sheep for competition i.e., most friendly, first Valais
  • Please name each video and photo according to the class entry details i.e., Class 1 followed by the young handler’s name (Class_1_John_Doe)

*Parents are welcome to ask their younger children questions.

Entries will close on: Saturday August 7, 2021.

Class winners and the overall Young Handler Champion will be announced on Saturday August 21, 2021. Prize rosettes will be distributed via Royal Mail postal service following competition announcements.



  • Entrants are required to wear white show coats and society ties are per Society show rules.
  • Entrants/parents of entrants must be VBS members.

Please note:

  • Videos and photographs may be used for publicity purpose. Should you not agree to this please notify us via email.
  • Videos posted via Facebook or Instagram ‘comments’ will not be accepted and removed.