Many show rings have been full to the brim with show cobs vying for the championship title so far this season. Here’s a selection of some of those who got the nod from the judges
Clantara Shadow Play
This lovely grey made his owners £500 richer at South Of England (9-11 June) when he stood amateur champion, ridden by Avril Bartolomy. The maxi cob belongs to Avril’s husband Robin and was bought as an unbroken three-year-old.
Katie Jerram piloted this super heavyweight belonging to Ruth Flack to stand cob champion at Surrey County (30 May) for the third consecutive year. It was a double for Ruth, whose small hunter Mister Friendship also triumphed.
Randalstown Designer Stubble
This handsome cob with three white socks took the tricolour at Nottinghamshire County (14-15 May) with Vanessa Ramm in the saddle. The duo also collected the cob title at BSHA Northern Spring (10 April).
Our Cashel Blue
Caroline Tyrrell’s blue coloured cob headed his lightweight class before standing champion with Allister Hood at Royal Norfolk (29-30 June). The pair were also lightweight winners at Royal Windsor in May, where they stood reserve cob champion.
De Monkey Business
This bay cob topped his heavyweight class at Royal Norfolk, ridden by Stuart Ashton, before standing reserve to Our Cashel Blue.
This smart coloured won the first ever maxi cob class held at Surrey County, ridden by Lynn Russell. The six-year-old gelding also stood ridden coloured champion.
The eight-year-old grey turned heads at the BSHA Northern Spring show, where he won the novice cob class. Ridden by Hayley Erner, it was the pair’s show ring debut and they stood overall reserve champion.
Danielle Heath piloted Boss Murphy to victory in the maxi cob class at Cheshire Premier. The horse’s owner, Vincent Seddon, described him as “the ultimate showman — you certainly know you are going somewhere on him”.
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Cob In Hood
This seven-year-old bay gelding owned by Rachel McCourt has been in the ribbons several times this season, including heading the lightweights and standing cob champion at Devon County (19-21 May) and Herts County (28-29 May). He is produced and ridden by Jayne Ross.
Katie Jerram’s winning haul at Kent County included three hunter divisions and taking the HOYS maxi cob ticket aboard Liana Young’s Coachman.