A three-year-old hunter champion claimed the Cuddy In-Hand Championship at Bucks County Show marking a double triumph for Moggy Hennessy this season.
Having already taken a Cuddy ticket at Kent County with her eye-catching roan Now We Know, Moggy is now Birmingham-bound with the bay gelding X Factor after winning the hunter breeding championship.
I would not like to be the judge at HOYS because they are two very decent horses, said Moggy, who is hoping X Factors previous owner Desmond Gibson, of Northern Ireland, will lead the three-year-old champion at the NEC in October.
X Factor, who was bred by Shirley and Jim Hurst, originally came from Ireland and his sire, Porsch, was a top show jumper.
X Factor is the best in-hand show horse I have ever owned, added Moggy. I would love him for next year but they are all sold when they are three. Hes definitely the best potential show horse Ive had hes very special and very aptly named.
It has been a major achievement to get them both to HOYS and its been a fantastic season.