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Time 2 Reflect reigns supreme at HOYS

The 70th Horse of the Year Show at the NEC, Birmingham, attracting the cream of equine talent. Angela Calvert reports.


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Time 2 Reflect and Jayne Ross
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THE five days of the Horse of the Year Show culminated in the supreme showing championships where Time 2 Reflect gave Jayne Ross another supreme horse of the year title after winning the ladies side saddle class for the second year running. The 11-year-old mare by Cameo’s Reflection owned by Diane Stennett, is a former lightweight hunter of the year and Royal International Horse Show supreme champion.

 

Claiming the supreme pony of the year title was Carmens Novello, winner of the part-bred ridden pony class. Owned by Charlotte Read, the five-year-old by Chiddock Stop Watch was ridden by Lucy Glover.

Carmens Novello and Lucy Glover

Carmens Novello and Lucy Glover

After a marathon M and M section of 10 breed classes the championship went to the winner of the Welsh Section A class, Glebedale Mumbo Jumbo, a 10-year-old grey gelding owned by Zoe Holmes, ridden by Isabella Sharifi. It was produced by Sharn Linney who took the mini M and M title for the fourth year running with the grey Section A gelding, Thistledown Van-der-Vart, owned by Lucy Richardson, and ridden by Lily Richardson.


The M and M working hunter pony title went to the 133cm class winner, the Fell stallion, Greenholme Emblem owned by Gwen Rae and ridden by Kirsty Aird.

Reserve champion went to the 122cm winner Blackhill Imogen, a Section A mare, ridden by Ruby Ward and owned by her mother, Kelly. The pair were also responsible for the working hunter pony champion and 133cm class winner, the eight-year-old mare, Noble Peppermint.

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Mini M&M champion Thistledown Van der Vaart

After a marathon M and M section of 10 breed classes the championship went to the winner of the Welsh Section A class, Glebedale Mumbo Jumbo, a 10-year-old grey gelding owned by Zoe Holmes, ridden by Isabella Sharifi. It was produced by Sharn Linney who took the mini M and M title for the fourth year running with the grey Section A gelding, Thistledown Van-der-Vart, owned by Lucy Richardson, and ridden by Lily Richardson.


The M and M working hunter pony title went to the 133cm class winner, the Fell stallion, Greenholme Emblem owned by Gwen Rae and ridden by Kirsty Aird.

Reserve champion went to the 122cm winner Blackhill Imogen, a Section A mare, ridden by Ruby Ward and owned by her mother, Kelly. The pair were also responsible for the working hunter pony champion and 133cm class winner, the eight-year-old mare, Noble Peppermint.

 

It was a first ever working hunter win at the Horse of the Year show for Rory Gilsenan, who piloted Rebecca Collin’s nine-year-old gelding, Atlantic Slim, to victory.

Another horse returning to the show to take a title for the third time was the hack champion, Pearly King. The son of Kilvington Scoundrel was partnered by owner, Sarah Carey.

 

It was a great week for Magnus Nicholson who claimed the small hunter title with Ros Croft’s Bowland Dynamo and the cob championship with Silver Diamond owned by Sue Tennant.


India Till took the 128cm show pony class on Rotherwood Rainmaker and the 138cm class on Drakemyre Puttin on the Ritz which went on to take the show pony of the year title when ridden in the championship by Emily Bettany, ahead of the 148cm winner, Litton Cherise ridden by Martha Jobling-Purser.

 

The show hunter pony championship went to the 153cm winner, Penstrumbly Our Latif ridden by Victoria Thomas with Abbie Farmer in reserve on 143cm winner, Stretcholt Roulette.

 

Taking the mini show pony title was the first ridden winner, Woodview Ianthe, ridden by Maisie Binks, ahead of the lead rein winner, Chaseford Actor, ridden by Bella Gilbert and led by Julie Templeton.

 

The coloured section was headed by the winner of the native/cob/traditional section, The Magpie, owned by Claire Lupton and ridden by Adam Forster.

 

On the final evening of the show the Shire horse of the year title went to Edward and John Whittaker with the six-year-old mare, St Giles Morgana.

Edward and John Whittaker's St Giles Morgana

Some other winners

 

  • Junior M and M – Skellorn Prairie Starlight
  • Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type – Uphill Toy Soldier
  • Maxi Cob – Colour Index
  • Intermediate Show Hunter – Mexican Summer
  • Ridden Heavy Horse – Horsmans Ace Card
  • Intermediate Show Riding Type – Forgelands Hyde Park
  • Search For A Star – Follow Me Home

 

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