A highlight in the Cleveland Bay show calendar – the prestigious King George V Championship – will take place on Sunday 6thMay 2012 at the University of Lincoln, Riseholme Park, Lincoln.
Cleveland Bay stallions representing the best of this rare breed from those put forward for selection will be competing for the coveted silver King George V Cup which they will hold for one year. The stallions will be shown in-hand and last year’s winner, High Park Schoffield, owned by Dewsbury-based Jo Firth will be competing again to retain the Championship.
The competition aims to keep this rare breed in the public eye while also maintaining breeding quality. With less than 250 pure-bred mares of breeding age throughout the world, it is vitally important to engage the support of British breeders, riders and breeding organisations as well as members of the public, to help maintain their existence.
As well as the King George V Championship, the show schedule will include pure and part- bred young stock and ridden Cleveland Bay classes.
The facilities on site include stabling, indoor school plus two outside arenas. Society merchandise will be on sale and anyone wishing to become a ‘Friend of the Cleveland Bay’ can join on the day. Admission for spectators is free and all are very welcome. Please come along and support this ancient breed of British horse that is in danger of becoming extinct.
The Cleveland Bay Horse Society (CBHS) is a registered charity (Reg. Charity No. 293872) which was set up to protect and promote the Cleveland Bay horse.
For a schedule or further information contact The Cleveland Bay Horse Society on (01423) 546168 or 541000 or visit www.clevelandbay.com