Youngsters impress at showing gala *H&H Plus*

  • Natives get their final outings of the 2020 season in as a filly foal commences her career with a supreme and Fell ponies shine bright at the Worsley Gala at Bold Heath EC in Cheshire

    A Welsh section C filly reigned supreme in the overall foal championship. Michael Cobley’s stunning home-bred Tryfel Glamour Queen oozed quality and presence to first be judge Kitty Bodily’s choice for the overall section C championship and bronze medal before being called forward to land the foal accolade.

    By three-time Royal Welsh gold medal winner Caebryn Endeavour out of Monaray May Queen, Glamour Queen stood over the reserve choice, the Perrins family’s chestnut Welsh section A colt Rookery Roscoe.

    “Her dam, now 22, has also won the Royal Welsh three times and was reserve overall champion in 2012,” said Michael. This was Glamour Queen’s first outing as a foal.

    “For me, she is a substantial filly full of quality,” Michael added. “She has a lovely outline and is beautifully clean through the throat with free, extravagant movement. Her colour and marking set her off. I hope to show her as a youngster and keep her as a foundation mare for the stud.”

    Topping Glamour Queen for the overall in-hand supreme spoils was Liesl Mead handling Sandy Anderson’s yearling Welsh section B Kallared Heartbeat.

    “Last year, his breeder was advertising the next colt foal out of the prolific Eyarth Sophia,” said Liesl, of the colt who is by Rhoson Amlyn. “I had his half brother, Kallared Lovestuck, a couple of years ago and he won the Royal Welsh as a yearling in 2018.

    “I was admiring Heartbeat and when chatting to Sandy he also remarked how much he liked him and his breeding so I bought him on his behalf.”

    Heartbeat has been with Lisel since October 2019.

    “It’s a win-win situation for me as I still get to show him,” he continued. “He was turned away this year due to Covid and he’s matured beautifully. He has wonderful scope and an abundance of bone. He’s lovely to show, is very easy going and is an effortless mover.”

    The Welsh part-bred championship went to Ian Boylan showing Georgina and Maxine Atherton’s Litton Hyperion. The two-year-old colt is by Cusop Julian out of Brynoffa Honeysuckle.

    Picasso perfects it

    Emma Burrow took her ultra-consistent Welsh section D gelding Dyffryngwy Sir Picasso – Olympia mountain and moorland supreme and Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) victor last term – for an outing and picked up the overall supreme ridden tricolour. Emma then picked up reserve in the novice championship on her own four-year-old Welsh section C stallion Popsters Olympic Star (Roli).

    “I’m so looking forward to Roli’s first proper novice season,” said Emma, looking ahead to 2021. “Picasso will do a few shows, too. I just want to have fun with them both.”

    “I like everything about him”

    The flashy yet true-to-type Fell stallion Greenholme Knight captured the novice ridden sash in an outstanding field of new faces on only his second outing, at Worsley Gala. The four-year-old, ridden by Terry Clynes, is owned by Terry’s partner Ciaran Kelly and was bought as a foal from the annual Fell pony breed sales.

    “I just like everything about him,” enthused Terry. “He fills the eye and he’s been the best pony to bring on; I think he’s one of the easiest we’ve had. At home, he plays nanny if a young horse needs help hacking out and the younger kids I teach have a sit on him.”

    Knight, who is out of Greenholme Dolly by Greenholme Warrior, will be aimed at the novice circuit next term.

    “We’ll look to take him to the winter championships before aiming him at the Picton finals at the National Pony Society summers,” Terry added.

    Ref: Horse & Hound; 24 December 2020

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