Sankey Family Arena Roundup

Saturday 13th August 2016

Sankey Family Arena Roundup

The Sankey Family Arena had a jam packed morning with a record number of coloureds coming forward to each of the four classes sponsored by CHAPS UK. Judges Kevan Baskeyfield and Ride judge Tracey Southern had their work cut out for them with some of the classes having over thirty combinations coming forward. Winners of the Coloured Ridden Non Native Pony sponsored by CHAPS UK went to Michaela Wood on Martin Wood’s La Jolie with Helen Shuttleworth in second on Flying Solo.

The Coloured Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Pony Class sponsored by CHAPS UK went to Joanna Waterhouse riding Hilary Waterhouse’s Too Smart and Rosanna Hamilton and her horse Nantllesg Elwyn in second. Lynn Russell’s Cappa Sham took the Coloured Native Horse section with Flash the Cash taking the blue for Andrew Collins.

It was an early start from York this morning for Garry Ross winner of the Coloured Non Native Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Horse Class aboard Paul Langrick’s Castle Franco. Garry, a seasoned HOYS attendee picked up his ticket, subject to verification, today on what was their second time out this season. Garry commented that it was a strong class with 31 entered but was very pleased to have another qualifier in the bag before heading back up the M1 after a long day.

Another seasoned HOYS attendee was Jean Walsh Wright on her six year homebred mare, Becconsall Regal Ruby, also known as Maisie, in the Brereton Small Hack Class. Jean rode Maisie beautifully and was called into first place from quite a way down the line up. Jean also bred Maisie’s dam, Becconsall Northern Reflection who is now 28 years and a multiple Champion in her day including Supreme Champion at Royal International as a three year old. Jean remembers competing at The Royal Show in its final year and reminisced about the great Show at Stoneleigh Park and riding in the Grand Ring. Jean commented that Maisie was picking up her second ticket for HOYS today, subject to verification, as Maisie has already qualified in the Intermediates. Jean and Maisie went on to win the Hack Championship. Reserve went to Vanessa Windsor-Phillips on Wesswood Caste a Spell who had come second to Jean Walsh Wright and Becconsall Regal Ruby.

The Large Hack went to Abigail Thorogood on Temple Garden with Scottshall Maximillion and rider Johanna Foster in second.