The drizzly rain didn’t dampen anybody’s spirits as the Trap Agriculture Show returned after a three-year absence.

The show had not been hosted since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as a crowd gathered to see the 54th show.

It was also the first year since 2018 that horse events had been included, due to equine flu causing no horse events at the 2019 show.

Presidents for the day were Brian and Shirley James of Broad Oak, who were asked to be presidents at the 2019 show, but were unable to because of Brian’s heart surgery.

Brian, who was born in Ynysyfawnen, Llandyfan, recalled treasured memories of shearing and haymaking times. 

After he and Shirley married, they farmed at Gelligron, Llanddeusant and were blessed with two daughters and a son.

Entries were strong in most horse sections, where the supreme Champion was Section C mare ‘Rhyd Ddu Nansi,’ shown by Rhys Davies of Cwmgwili.

Meanwhile, best in show for the sheep was the powerful Texel ram lamb shown by Wyn Thomas of Tycroes.


The Pet Dogs section was also hugely popular with 139 entries in nine classes.

The Domestic and Horticulture tent was as always magnificent with the wide array of talents displayed.

The Caterpillar digger Challenge and children’s sports provided much enjoyment and the evening entertainment of ‘It’s a Knockout’ games, and traditional Quoits were great fun and keenly contested followed by a hog roast and a chance to chat and socialise in the marquee to round the day off.

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Cup winners at 54th Trap Show 2022:


  • Welsh, Improved and Cross Cheviot: Robert Owen
  • Black Welsh:  Alice Nicholas
  • Torddu: William Davies
  • Talley, Torwen and Balwen: William Davies 
  • Any Other Mountain Breed: Cennydd Jones Blaenau
  • Cross Bred: Robert Owen
  • Continental Lowland: Wyn Thomas
  • Native Lowland: S Hermans, Pencae
  • Mountain Breeds Champion: Robert Owen
  • Lowland Breeds and Supreme Champion: Wyn Thomas Greynor
  • Group of 3: Messrs Briginshaw, Felingwm
  • Young Handler (11-14): William Jones, Llandybie
  • Young Handler (10 years and under): Travis Powell


Childrens Riding:

  • Lead Rein: Ronan Vanora  Farrah Jones
  • Trekking Cup: Elen Haf Montgomery and A Morgan
  • Coloured and Champion:  Alex Baldwin
  • Fancy Dress: Elen Haf
  • In Hand : Young Stock & Overall Champ: Emrys Jones Llwynbedw
  • Section A Mare, Hill Pony and Champion: Aled Jenkins
  • Colt, Under saddle and Young Stock: Rebbeca Thomas Davies
  • Stallion: Jeni Trumans
  • Section B Young Stock and Champion: Jessica Rhian
  • Section C Young Stock and Champion: Rhys Davies
  • Section D Young Stock and Champion : Everitt Family
  • Ridden Hunter and Champion: Dr Cari Powell
  • Shetlands: Young Stock: Angela Jones
  • Champion: Debbie Tremellyn
  • Supreme Young Stock and Best in Show: Rhys Davies
  • Vintage:  Arwyn Williams Gelli
  • Pet dogs: Gwenni: Charlotte Bury

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  • Cookery Cup, Preserves Cup and Overall Cup: Mary Thane
  • Plain Cookery: Enid Davies
  • Decorative Cookery: Avril Williams
  • Preserves Blue Ribbon: Helen Herbert
  • Wine Blue Ribbon: Dai Evans  Wine Prize: Gary Purnell
  • Honey Prize: Ann Gravell
  • Social Activity Trophies: Josie Norton, Teresa Nortney, Soriah Tinsley
  • Blue Ribbon Handwork: Caroline Allen
  • Most points Bowl: Rosemary Jones
  • Art Blue Ribbon: Chris Ray
  • Shield:  Lisa Ray and Sandra Morgan
  • Woodwork Blue Ribbon: Phil Newall
  • Cup: Clive Jones
  • Photography Blue Ribbon: Emma Jane Purnell
  • Overall: Sarah Powell
  • Sticks Blue Ribbon: Clive Jones
  • Most points: Geraint Davies
  • Written Work Blue Ribbon and prize: Beryl Owen
  • Vegetables Open Blue Ribbon: Spencer Davies
  • Best Onions, Overall Cup: Rhys Spice
  • Local Veg Cup Blue Ribbon and Best Potatoes: Nia Williams
  • Flowers Blue Ribbon: Ann Thomas & Wyn Thomas
  • Cup: Ann Thomas
  • Floral Art Blue Ribbon and Challenge Vase: Sian Davies
  • Agriculture Blue Ribbon: Dai Saunders
  • Cup: Guto a Elis Horan
  • Local Cup:  Hannahlynne Jones
  • Blue Ribbon Bowl Best Exhibit Trap WI member: Margaret Saunders, Trap WI

Childrens Section

  • Meithrin: Martha Medi Jones and Willam Davies
  • Infants: Guto Horan
  • Juniors: Harriet Tozer and Anwen Purnell
  • Secondary: Mari Wyn Thomas
  • Quoits Shield: Rhodri Gommer
  • Ladies’ winner: Sarah Powell
  • It's a Knockout shield: ‘Hunters’ Harri Wyn, Tomi, Dafydd, Gwennan and Ben