All-Weather Arena 1
The opening class of the day in All-weather Arena 1 was the Rotherwood Intermediate Show Hunter HOYS qualifier. Claiming the win and section championship alongside the Horse of the Year Show ticket was Harriet Dennison riding her mother’s Ebony King. Harriet went onto take Reserve Champion in the Intermediate Championship behind her fellow team mate and Intermediate Champion Glen Allen, riding Greyland Ace High. Speaking to Glen after his Championship win, he agreed; the trip back home to the Lake District will be a celebratory one!
Earlier on in the day Greyland Ace High had taken the 158cm Intermediate Show Riding section, with High Fidelity taking the 153cm section.
Starting the Coloured Horse & Pony classes, was the Coloured Ridden Non-Native Horse Sponsored by CHAPS UK/Burghwallis Stud where the class was won by Sinfonie, owned and ridden by Christina Gillett.
Second in was the Coloured Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Pony Sponsored by CHAPS UK/The Sankey Family, taking the win and the overall Champion Coloured Horse/Pony title was the piebald stallion, Carn Nicholas Tom. At only her second ever show, 5 year old Wards Place Photogenic stood top in the Coloured Ridden Non-Native Pony Sponsored by CHAPS UK/Man Wah UK.
Standing Reserve Champion was the winner of the final, and strongly contested class of the day, the Coloured Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Horse Sponsored by CHAPS UK/The White Crow, Wystone Crackerjack.
All-Weather Arena 2
The opening class of the Arena 2 was the National Pony Society/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Welsh Section D HOYS qualifier. Claiming the win, alongside her Horse of the Year Show ticket, was Larnleighs Dictator ridden by Rebecca Penny.
Next into the Arena in front of judges Sharon Thomas and Joanne Griffin was the National Pony Society/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Welsh Section C class, where Gems Malt Whiskey took the win and went on to take Reserve in the Large Breeds M&M Championship.
The Championship went to the winner of the National Pony Society/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Ridden Fells/Dales/Highland winner, Nipna Midnight Rambler. Seasoned competitor and producer Sarah Parker was on board Julie Pennell’s Dales Stallion, who commented after her win that she is really enjoying being back competing again.
The winner of the Connemara section was Eastlands Dunedin, followed by the New Forest HOYS qualifier which was headed by the roan Stallion Lovelyhill Folklore.
All-Weather Arena 3
Starting the day in All-Weather Arena 3 was the National Pony Society/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Ridden Dartmoor/Exmoor/Shetland, with 10 forward the class was headed up by the six year-old stallion Rekcilf Mr Montagu ridden by Jennifer Cowan. Having qualified for Horse of the Year Show in 2019, the partnership are looking forward to returning once again this year.
Making the journey from Portsmouth was well worth-while for Amber Ripper and Colne Taboo as they took the National Pony Society/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Ridden Welsh Section A qualifier. This will be the sixth time that Amber is set to compete at HOYS, after her win she commented that she is “just as excited about competing at this years show as I was on the first occasion”.
Rounding up the Small Breed M&M classes, we welcomed into the arena the National Pony Society/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Ridden Welsh Section B qualifier. Both the Champion and Reserve Champion came from this class. Winning the class and the Champion title was the striking palomino gelding Skellorn Royal Anniversary, or Andy as he is known at home, ridden by Tori Oakes. Standing second and Reserve Champion was Thistledown Cadog, ridden by Rebecca Penny.
Next into the Arena was the Small Hack qualifier, taking the class and the title of Champion Hack went to Danielle Heath and Lindeth Seclusion. The Culford Lodge Large Hack and Reserve Champion Hack, went to 5 year old mare Ballinclare, or ‘Annie’ as she is known at home, owned by Loraine Homer and ridden by Alice Homer.
The final qualifiers to enter the arena were the Topham Barnes Small and Large Riding Horse qualifiers, with the Champion and Reserve Champion coming from the Small section. Topping the Small Riding Horse class was H.M The Queens, Fools Paradise. With the Large Riding Horse qualifier headed up by Diamond Geezer. However it was Guy Mears’ Times Square III ridden by Isabella Mears, that came up from 2nd placed to take the Championship, in front of Fools Paradise in Reserve.
Working Hunter Arena 4
There were a total of 5 clears in the opening Working Hunter class on day one of the Stoneleigh Horse Show. Finishing 4 marks clear of second placed Lord Domino, was Lucy Greenwood’s Willbrook Double Diamond ridden by Allan Birch. Allan is pleased to be back competing for the 2021 season, having already had success in RI qualifiers.
In the first of the National Pony Society/Mole Valley Farmers Working Hunter Pony classes, there were a total of 3 clears. Set by Beau Wood, the course took into account the challenging wet weather conditions yet still provided a combination of style and scope worthy of the Horse of the Year Show qualification. It was the 133cm section that returned the Working Hunter Pony Champion in the form of 2018 HOYS Working Hunter Pony Champion, Noble Peppermint owned by Kelly Ward and ridden by Ruby Ward.
Reserve champion and taking the National Pony Society/Mole Valley Farmers Intermediate Working Hunter Pony HOYS qualifying ticket was Bentleys Con Artist, owned and ridden by Lily Knight.
With 3 clears in the National Pony Society/ Mole Valley Farmers 153cm Working Hunter Pony, it was the turn of Makers Laugh, ridden by Eve Reading, to claim their HOYS qualifying ticket.
With just one mark in it for the 143cm section, it was Noble Sir Prize that took the win once again at Stoneleigh Horse Show, having last won the very same class back in August 2019. This time it was Isabella Stanley that took the reins and her golden ticket for Horse of the Year Show 2021.
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