Guernsey Government House

His Excellency & Lady Corder visit Royal Guernsey Show

Royal Show best cow On Thursday 27th July His Excellency, Lady Corder and family visited the Royal Guernsey Agricultural and Horticultural Society Show at a sunny Saumarez Park, to make a presentation on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

The party was greeted by the Society's President Mr Robin Jamouneau and given a tour by the Show Manager, Mr Jim Jamouneau. After viewing the Best Sheep in Show, His Excellency and Lady Corder were shown a selection of Golden Guernsey goats by Mr Peter Girard. The visitors saw The Queen's Cattle Cup entrants being milked and inspected a parade of vintage tractors, where they met owner and enthusiast Mr Tom Le Prevost.

His Excellency presented the equestrian prizes before witnessing the judging of The Queen's Cup for Cows by Mr Gerald Carey, Mr Bill Luff MBE and Mr Kevin Gaudion, who paid tribute to the exceptionally high standard of cattle on show this year. The Senior Judge will now deliver a report to His Excellency, who will convey the findings to the Keeper of the Privy Purse at Buckingham Palace. Certificates will be prepared for the winners, and personally signed by Her Majesty for presentation at next year's Show.

The visit concluded with the prize giving, with His Excellency presenting an array of trophies to winning owners and handlers of all ages. The first recipient was Mr Frank le Cheminant, winner of the 2016 Queen's Cup Certificate for Cows (there were no entries for bulls in 2016), who was presented with his certificate signed by The Queen.