A TEENAGER is celebrating after he and his sheep became unlikely stars at the Great Yorkshire Show.
Michael Trayte, 17, of Brown Hill Lane, Holmbridge, and his sheep, an 18-month-old Ryeland ewe, shocked more experienced entrants by winning the supreme award in the wool and hoof competition at the show in Harrogate.
Michael, a student at Greenhead College, Huddersfield, lives on the small-holding with his parents Clive and Rosie, and brother Chris, 20. He said: "I am really pleased, it is a thrill to win at the Great Yorkshire Show.
"This is only the second time we have shown there but I think we will do again after this result. I was quite shocked because it was unplaced in the breed class section."
The contest was judged by Chris Rowan, manager of North of England Wools. He said he chose Michael's sheep because of the quality of the overall fleece and the excellent colour.