Monday, October 14 2013 @ 04:44 PM BST
IRISH DRAUGHTS TAKE TOP
HONOURS AT THE HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW 2013
It was a fantastic week for the
Irish Draught at HOYS this year. Bernie White and Dave Harries’
11-year-old pure bred gelding, Loughkeen Dancing Lord, (by Crosstown Dancer)
ridden by Claire Oliver, won the TopSpec HW Show Hunter of the Year again on
Friday morning, and on Friday afternoon our own Kay Ainsworth and pure bred
Heatherdale Saraid, (by Connaught Grey) were placed 5th in the SEIB Search for a
Star Show Cob of the Year.
On Saturday morning, we were treated to the sight of Lady Caroline Tyrell’s pure
bred gelding, The Comedian (by Welcome Flagmount) win the Virbac 3D LW Cob of
the Year and, in the afternoon, breeder Louise Morton was delighted to see Anne
Hebron’s Knighthood, (ID Sport Horse by Knightley Park), gain 4th place in the
SEIB Search for a Star Show Hunter of the Year.
As if that wasn't enough, on Sunday afternoon, the consistent Hallmark IX won
the Leeman Family Maxi Cob of the Year Championship, for the third consecutive
year, which he followed up ON Sunday night by taking the title of -
SUPREME HORSE OF THE YEAR 2013
Also by Welcome Flagmount, this Pure Bred Irish Draught gelding was Cob of the
Year for two years in a row (2009 & 2010) before winning the Maxi Cob title in
2011, 2012 and 2013, making it a massive five consecutive wins at HOYS.
Congratulations to owner Heather Clay and producer and rider Simon Reynolds.
Read more here
Further details and all the results can be found on the HOYS website