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Sheila and Hazel Broom’s Paschal High Flyer headed the large show riding type intermediates and took the title after a foot perfect show at HOYS on Saturday.

Paschal High Flyer was bred by the Lucas family, who have been breeding for 35 years. They took Paschal as their prefix as it means Easter, which is when their first foal was born. Paschal High Flyer was bought from Katy Marriott after HOYS last year, and was partnered by Martin Skelton for Team Harvey.

“It is very rare to award a mark of 59,” said ride judge Amanda Nicol, “but this was a brilliant show.”

“I commend the production of these intermediates,” added conformation judge Liz Mansfield, “and the standard here proves that the need for this section is there, and working very well.”

Mountcaulfield Freedom, who had taken the title two years ago, returned with Lucy Day to head the small show riding type intermediates. Lucy is now in her second season with the chestnut gelding. They had to give way to Elizabeth Cross’s second placed part-bred Arab Farancella Valencia who took reserve, after Mountcaulfield Freedom showed some excessive exuberance in the championship.

Kimberley Minchin’s last ride in show hunter ponies before moving up to intermediates saw her head the 153cms with her mother Lesley’s Pretoria. The pair went on to take their first HOYS title. Kimberley enjoyed her first HOYS win in 2005 when heading the 148cms show ponies on Ellenbrook Sophistication.

Gill Thompson has dominated the 143cms show hunter ponies for the last three years with Ellenbrook MasterPlan in 2006, Rotherwood Maybe in 2007 and Jethro Heathcote’s Roseberry Serendipity this year. The six-year-old bay mare ridden by Charlotte Thompson stood reserve.

Results Saturday 11 October

Oggy Oggy Int. SRT (E Mansfield, A Nicol)under 153.— 1, D Day’s Mountcaulfield Freedom; 2 & res. E Cross’s Farancella Valencia; 3, D Thomas’s Crafton Touch of Gold. do over 153.— 1 & ch. S & H Broom’s Paschal High Flyer; 2, A Winbourne’s Opium-Casa; 3, S Schofield’s Royal Angel. Bewley Homes show hunter (R Hetherington, S Jull) 122cms.—1 , L Burnip’s Wingland Make Believe; 2, K Ward’s Beckcroft Best Man; 3, R Cambray’s Rillaton Peter Pan. do 133cms.— 1, L Matthew’s Springwood Pro Set; 2, D Hayman’s Westerby Firelight; 3, G Daly’s Netherfield Callipo. do 143cms.— 1, J Heathcote’s Roseberry Serendipity; 2, N Haynes’s Chiddock Over the Limit; 3, Templeton show team & L Jacksons’s Thimbleby Final Edition. do 153.— 1& ch. L Minchin’s Pretoria; 2, S Cuddy’s Galtee Park; 3, M Coster’s Northern Fanfare.

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