Yesterday saw the BETTA Life Hunter Show in the TopSpec Arena at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Show and we were delighted to see several local riders heading the line ups. The morning started with the Event Horse Breeding Classes, MALUS LVP Z won Youngstock Supreme and also the Event Breeding Supreme in Show. The colt is owned by M Wood, who is based in Harrogate but on this occasion was handled by J Cochrane. The Event Breeding Reserve Supreme was awarded to Calliope, the winner of the mare class who is owned by Phillip Jones but yesterday was shown by Megan Jones. Calliope was accompanied by her foal Illuminate, who was also the winner of the Foal class.
Following this was the Hunter Weight classes which were qualifiers for the Royal International Horse Show 2020. Starting with the Lightweights which was won by Annette Michael riding her own Caunton King George. The Middleweights was won by Bloomfield Bespoke, owned by Victoria Tennant and ridden by Aubrey Chapman; Mr Chapman was also 2nd in the Lightweights with MHS Charlie Fox. Honour N Glory really lived up to his name with a win in the Heavyweights and then stood Supreme Ridden Hunter, he is owned by John Minoprio and ridden by Lucinda Martin. The Reserve Champion Hunter also came from the Heavyweights, Gold Starlight who is owned by Richard Kent and ridden by Rebecca Crosbie Starling.
The Cuddy Working Hunter was won by Louise Lyons on MJM Laszlo who already collected their HOYS ticket at The Northern Ireland Festival. The Horse of the Year Show qualification was passed to second; Kelly Ward riding Susan Farrow’s Bloomsfield Incognito.
FULL Hunter Show Report will be available inside the July Issue of Equestrian Life Magazine.