14 August 2022
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Hosted by The North East Club
We are excited to announce that this year's HYB Weekend Rally, hosted by the North East Club will take place from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August. With accommodation in the centre of Durham, there will be lots to look forward to over the weekend including evening entertainment, stock judging at Belaw Farming and the Field-2-Foto competition at Darlington Auction.
Friday 12th August
On Friday 12th August, HYB members will have the opportunity to visit Metcalfe Farms in North Yorkshire to find out more about their extensive enterprise before travelling across to Hatfield College in Durham which will act as the base for the weekend. A shuttle bus will be provided between 4pm - 7pm from Darlington Auction Mart to Hatfield College at Durham University due to restricted parking availability in Durham City Centre.
Saturday 13th August
Saturday will see young breeders compete in the highly anticipated National Reasoned Stock Judging and Linear Assessment competitions at Belaw Farming and once the competitive element of the day is complete, members will participate in other activities including the Great North East Challenge. The Challenge will feature a number of fun inter-club games and activities, giving young breeders a chance to win back the price of their weekend.
Saturday night promises to be a great opportunity for the young breeders to relax and enjoy themselves at the fancy dress disco. A highlight of the Rally each year is seeing which Club has been the most creative with their fancy dress, and we’re looking forward to seeing some imaginative outfits for this year’s A Day at the Races theme.
Sunday 14th August
The ‘Field-2-Foto’ competition which will take place at Darlington Auction Mart on Sunday 14th August. For this challenge, teams of five are assigned a calf, which is supplied by the Club and picked at random during the weekend, which arrives basically clean and halter broken. First of all, the team puts their best clipper forward, whose score not only goes towards the team total but also puts them in the running to win the prestigious National Clipping Competition. Two members then wash the calf, before the entire team gets involved with the final preparation, after which one member undertakes the showmanship element of the competition. The finale involves the entire team working together to photograph the calf.
Booking details will be available soon.
For further information, please contact Naomi Lewis on 07593 440428 or firstname.lastname@example.org