Finn McCool stands supreme at Sports Horse Breeding (GB) champs

  • Guy Landau and Finn McCool added yet another supreme title to their impressive list at the Sports Horse Breeding (GB) national championship show at Addington Manor.

    Having already earned the ridden hunter tricolour, the winning lightweight Finn McCool was the choice of Tockie McKie and Nigel Wakley to stand overall supreme ridden.

    “He went very well outdoors to win his class, and he’s risen to the occasion again for the evening supreme,” said Guy, who first spotted the Supreme Edge nine-year-old as a foal in Ireland.

    It has been an amazing year for Guy and Finn McCool as over the past 12 months they have scooped the supreme ridden titles at the Horse of the Year Show and the Royal International.

    Owner John Dunlop OBE was given double cause for celebration when his broodmare Little Alice took the broodmare tricolour. The following day, Little Alice put the icing on the cake by winning the Cuddy qualifier. The 11-year-old is by the TB sire Terimon, out of the well known mare Ballyard Bess, who was herself a Cuddy finalist in 1992.

    Vanessa Ramm’s winning run from the 2008 hunter championships continued, as the Tynedale Hunt joint master secured the amateur championship riding Templebready Fear Not. The Irish-bred seven-year-old, who is produced by Katie Jerram, has registered three wins this term and he clinched a second win here in the small hunter class.

    Katie Jerram took the ladies tricolour riding Azarax, and she took a further title with Woodfield Indo. The 2009 supreme ridden hunter at Dublin was making his debut on English soil, and he topped his lightweight class en-route to the five-year-old title.

    Carol Bardo’s Knightsbridge Court claimed the four-year-old title, and Leon King rode Utah to take the novice championship.

    Read H&H full report from the Sports Horse Breeding (GB) national championship show in 1 October issue

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