Yearling colt Hollybank Antonio made his show ring debut at the New Zealand Agricultural Show in November 2018. After injuring my knee prior to the show I was unable to lead Tony myself, but luckily Sarah Fitzgerald was on hand to take over the reins. They had a fantastic day, with Tony winning the Supreme Welsh Exhibit in the morning and then going on to win the Supreme All Breeds Award in the afternoon, an incredible achievement for such a young colt at his first ever show.
Ten days later Tony was off to Nelson to attend the Royal Show where he scored an RAS Royal Champion and RAS medal.
Another week after that he headed down to Gore to the Southland Welsh Show where he had another fabulous day, winning the Supreme Overall Purebred Welsh Exhibit.
The year was finished off at the South Island Premier Championship Show in Christchurch where Tony was again awarded the Supreme Welsh Exhibit.