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About the Cornwall Simmental Club

Cornwall Simmental Club was founded in 1990 with the help and encouragement of David Gaunt who was then general secretary of the Simmental Society and Penny Lally. Our first president (and original chairman) was John Langdon a well-respected, now retired, breeder of Simmentals with his ‘Carnon ‘ herd.

In 2008 we were delighted that James Lawrey, ’Tolver’ herd, accepted our invitation to replace John at the helm. Despite his fragile health James took an active interest in the club and was very proud of the way we hosted the first National Simmental Show at Royal Cornwall in 2009 after the Royal Show at Stoneleigh folded.

At the 2009 A.G.M. we reluctantly accepted James’s decision to step down and welcomed Roger Pascoe to the post of President. In 2019 Roger received a lifetime achievement award in the livestock section for showing at Royal Cornwall for 60 years in all breeds of cattle, horses and acting as night steward for 10yrs.

 Charlie Harris, ‘Bargus’ herd took up the reins in 2012 and has kindly taken on the role of photographer for the club at events and visits and ‘keeper and curator of the club hospitality tent and equipment. After seven years of amazing support for the club ably assisted by his wife Jenny Charlie has stepped down from the post and nominated Penny Lally to take the lead.

As a founder member of the club as 2020 arrives Penny is looking forward to celebrating thirty years of the club in the same year as The British Simmental Society heralds it’s golden fiftieth anniversary.