Horse of the Year Show, 2008
The Show Ring members had a tremendous HOYS - not only were there over 20 horses and ponies belonging to TSR members, but we also had some significant wins in a variety of classes.
Intermediate Show Riding Type Champion of the Year - 1st and Champion
High Flyer - 6yr old bay gelding owned by Sheila and Hazel Broom and
produced by Team Harvey.
In the Large Intermediate Show Riding Type class he was again ridden by Martin as I am too old for these classes. He did a wonderful show (we later found out he scored 59/60!) and unbelieveably won the class by 8 marks! A dream come true for us all, and only bettered by him also winning the championship. Amazingly emotional day.
Watching them in the Supreme on Sunday in front of a packed house was wonderful and an experience none of us will forget. Thank you Fly for being a true horse of a lifetime for us."
Hack Champion of the Year - 1st and Champion
Words - Small Hack - owned by Carman Gridley
Vinny and Rob have a truly fantastic partnership and having had a quiet end part to the season they went on to win the small hack and the championship at Horse of the Year show - WOW!!! Sarah and Robert Walker are great friends and have worked so hard with Vinny to achieve results that are truly gobsmacking! Karl and I will never be able to thank them enough. The last thanks must go to Vinny himself a true gentleman in and out of the stable and a horse of a million lifetimes."
Riding Horse Champion of the Year - 1st and Champion
Philanderer - owned by Carol Bardo
Other championships this year include Supreme PUK(S) champion, East of England, Towerlands and he was Sidesaddle winner at Royal Windsor."
Stop Press : The Philanderer has been selected as one of the 5 nominations for Horse and Hounds "Horse of the Year 2008"
Coloured Horse Champion of the Year - 1st and Champion
- Owned by Elaine Place
Coloured Horse - 1st Cob/Native/Traditional - 1st
Humdinger - owned by Carol Bardo and Mandy Hughes
He was 4th in 2008 at RIHS and was the coloured class winner at HOYS 08. In 2007 he won the coloureds at RIHS and was 2nd at HOYS."
Coloured Horse - 8th Non Native Coloured Horse
Cleo - owned by Rebecca Slinn
Coloured Horse - 2nd Non Native Coloured Horse
Eurovision (Buffy) - owned by Kerrie Ibbotson
SFAS Champion Cob of the Year - 1st
Brady -owned by Alexie Kirby
I am delighted with his first showing season, he has tried very hard and grown up alot. In May he qualified for Search for a Star. In June he got a 2nd in the novice cob class at Cheshire.
In August we went to Ponies UK and he got 1st in pollyanna amateur rider, 3rd in the amatuer championship, 6th in the Kemply cob. 1st in the restricted and took the restricted championship. At Uk Showing he won the ridden cob Interclub Challenge in September.
To finish his year he won The Search for a Star cob class at HOYS this October. He is like all cobs, a lovely person, who can be a bit of a handful at times. We look forward to our second year together in the open classes. Attached photo of Brady and I at HOYS."
Heavyweight Show Hunter - 3rd
II - owner Carol Bardo
Middleweight Show Hunter - 5th
Ovation - owner Carol Bardo
LW Show Hunter
Ralph - owned by Hannah League
"Ralph is a 5 year old who qualified at North of England. This was his first visit to HOYS."
Ladies Hunter - 5th
Theory - owner Sarah Hellier
His first show as a Ladies was Derby Festival of Showing in June where he didn't disgrace himself! Second time out was Great Yorks where he was 3rd, 3rd time out was National Side Saddle Show where he was 2nd and qualified for HOYS. He then went to the National Hunter Champs and was 2nd and experienced first evening performance. Then it was off to HOYS where he exceeded all our expectations and came 5th. He'll stay with Al for the winter and has been cubbing and will do some hunting before it all starts again next year!!"
Natterjack Toad - Owner Breeder - Mrs Patina Pickard, Rider: Miss Rachel Pickard
"Natterjack Toad has been shown since he was a foal. In 2005 as a 6 year old they competed in the SEIB Search for a Star Hunter class where they qualified for the final at Horse of the Year Show (HOYs). They went on to be placed 2nd and also won best turned out at HOYS.
In 2007 they began competing in Ladies Hunter classes, they qualified for the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) at there first attempt in both Ladies and Amateur hunters. At RIHS in the Ladies Hunter class they were 6th in a very large class, and throughout the season they continued to compete in HOYs qualifiers, narrowly missing out on qualifying. They also competed in the Cleveland Bay class at the Royal Show where they won and were Champion.
In 2008 they were 1st in the Ladies Hunter at New Forest qualifying for HOYS, 7th at the RIHS in the LW Amateur Hunter class and 5th in the Betty Skelton Memorial Side saddle class, won and were Champion Cleveland Bay class at the Royal Show, were 5th at the National hunter show in the LW Amateurs, 2nd in the RIHS Ladies Hunter and also 2nd and reserve champion RIHS LW Amateur Hunter at the Royal County of Berkshire show, and had many other showing successes during the year.
Although Showing is Natterjack Toads main job he also competes throughout the winter in unaffiliated dressage where he successfully wins at Novice and Elementary level. "
Lightweight Show Cob - 3rd
- owned by Carol Bardo
He was winner at the East of England, Three Counties and champion cob at BSHA 08. This year is was 3rd at both RIHS and HOYS."
Lightweight Show Cob
Sam - owned by Hannah League
"Sam Qualified at Addington, where he won the LW class and stood reserve Champion."
Heavyweight Show Cob - 7th
Cob - owner Carol Bardo
Heavyweight Show Cob
Brock - owner Heather Harper
Large Hacks - 4th, Retrained Racehorse - 2nd
House - owner Carol Bardo
A chance conversation with a friend led to us purchasing him. He has been well placed all year and was 4th RIHS and HOYS in the hack classs. He was also 2nd in the Ex Racehorse class."
Maharajah - owner Michelle Fort
- owner Nikki Reeder
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