Posted on October 8th, 2015

A Royale Celebration in the Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship

Owner Martin Wood had reason to celebrate tonight after his win in the prestigious Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship with his horse Romanno Royale.

Romanno Royale was led by Simon Charlesworth from Newmarket. The win is made even more impressive as Romanno Royale has only done one show this season with this being his second.

“Delighted for the owners, Martin Wood, who sent horses to us to be produced for the first time”.

“It is what every breeder or buyer of young horses wants to achieve”

“It means everything, it’s what everyone works for all year round” said Charlesworth.

There were four fabulous contenders for the title, with Kellythorpes Oo-La-La being awarded Reserve Champion. Kellythorpe Stud had an impressive presence in the strongly contended Championship with two of the four entries.

The Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year Championship displayed incredible talent but ultimately saw Newmarket’s Tim Gredley, ride his sisters Pollyanna’s horse, Grand Conan to victory.

Although the win is an impressive title it provides Tim with a logistical challenge, as by winning he has gained the opportunity to compete for the Supreme title on Sunday, but he’s scheduled to compete abroad.

“It feels great, it’s a little unexpected, but it’s easy when you have a lovely easy horse like Conan”.

“It was lovely to have a full house and under the spotlight it was fantastic” said Gredley

The Miniature Horse of the Year Championship was taken by Leonie Holloway-Wroe’s Scott Creek Monarch Red Graffitti. The pair was Reserve Champions in 2014 and has now managed to secure the Championship title.

“He is a horse of a lifetime for me, I am incredibly lucky to have the top stallion in the country” said Holloway-Wroe.

Tradition and elegance also filled the arena in the way of the Sankey Property Maintenance Ltd. Harness Horse and Pony of the Year Championship. The Championship was won by Jessie Dudley Apicella and Aghaderg Stand and Deliver, who put in a beautiful performance against impressive combinations.

After a thrilling first day of competition in the Virbac 3D Worming Pony Club Mounted Games, the early leader is Monmouthshire Pony Club followed by Romney Marsh Pony Club. This is the first time Monmouthshire Pony Club have qualified for HOYS and what a fantastic start to the competition this year at Horse of the Year Show 2015. The competition is heating up with the penultimate round for the Virbac 3D Worming Cup tomorrow afternoon.


The Osborne Double Harness Scurry – the smalls got off to a flying start with the crowd instantaneously getting behind the action and Balanced Horse Feeds Chaz & Dave moving into an early lead with Pebbles & Bam Bam a close second. Tomorrow will see the large division of The Osborne Double Harness Scurry compete for the first time at HOYS 2015.

Posted on October 8th, 2015

Essex’s young showjumper Hallie Lunn Jumps to Success in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship

Southend schoolgirl Hallie Lunn went top of the class at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham on Wednesday 7th October.

The 14 year-old whose pony Little Boy De Carman, a bay gelding owned by Richard Lunn,  is two years older than her – won the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship on a busy opening day’s action at the Genting Arena.

The combination won a highly-competitive class and their jump-off time of 36.62 seconds proved just enough to prevail over runner-up Jessica Hewitt, riding Wildwood Silver, while Millie Dickinson, with Ron Burgundy, finished third and Harry Charles fourth on Phoenix VI.

“I am kind of speechless,” said Hallie, who attends Southend High School for Girls. “It is the first big thing that I have ever won, so I am a little overwhelmed. It means so much to me.

“It is such a great experience riding at Horse of the Year Show. It is not every day that you get to ride in such a big arena and watched by such a big crowd.

“I came here to watch when I was younger, and I never thought that I would win a championship here.”

Photo: LewisHarding Photography

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Posted on October 8th, 2015

Hertfordshire Showjumper Jodie Hall Mcateer wins Leading Pony Rider Award

15 year-old Jodie Hall Mcateer from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire pick up the Leading Pony Rider Award at the 2015 British Showjumping Awards Ball recently.

Jodie was successful at the Pony European Championships in Malmo, Sweden where her solid performances helped secure both Team Gold and Individual Silver.

The ball was held at the St Johns Hotel, Solihull and saw guests celebrate alongside the extremely worthy nominees and winners.

Photo: Jodie Hall Macteer being presented by Sally Evans from Next.

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Posted on October 5th, 2015

Bedfordshire’s Young Showjumper Sophia Fox wins the Dodson & Horrell 0.95m National Amateur Second Round at Glebe Farm Equestrian Centre

Sixteen year-old Sophia Fox from Greenfield, Bedfordshire secured the win in the Dodson & Horrell 0.95m National Amateur Second Round held at Glebe Farm Equestrian Centre in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire recently.

Competitors came forward with the aim of qualifying for the 0.95m Championships which will be hosted during the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool (18th – 22nd November).

Sophia with her own 15 year-old bay gelding Ryan Again went one better in this second round to take the victory. Jumping third in the jump off, the pair delivered yet another double clear, achieving this one in just 31.73 seconds. This gave them over three seconds in hand over their nearest challengers.

Josceline Startin-Taylor from Burton on Trent, Staffordshire finished in second place on board Annabel Startin’s 7 year-old bay gelding Detroit VI. They produced their double clear in 35.09 seconds.

Sophia Fox enjoyed further success in this second round as she also went on to secure third place with her own 9 year-old black mare Roxborough Black Rain. A double clear in 36.75 seconds saw this combination take their podium finish.

Images Credit: Fae Loudoun Photography

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Posted on October 5th, 2015

Bedfordshire’s Young Showjumper Abbi Jackson wins the Dodson & Horrell 0.85m National Amateur Second Round at Arena UK

Abbi Jackson from Sandy, Bedfordshire on her mother Vikki’s 10 year-old bay gelding Christopher Robin IV scooped the victory in the Dodson & Horrell 0.85m National Amateur Second Round held during the Arena UK Festival of Showjumping in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

With qualifying for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool (18th – 22nd November) a priority, each competitor was focused on taking one of the twelve direct qualifying places on offer in each class.

Abbi and Christopher Robin IV beat twenty-seven other combinations to take the top spot in this second round. They used a late draw in the jump off to their advantage, posting an accurate and fast round to finish up with a double clear in 33.14 seconds and this was to prove good enough for the win.

Photo: Equipics Event Photography

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