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Kent County Show: Cuddy qualifier

The Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship at Kent County Show has been somewhat of a Welsh breed benefit of late, but this year things swung in favour of the horses — much to the delight and relief of Moggy Hennessy and her hunter young stock champion, the eye-catching roan Now We Know.

Now We Know contests both hunter young stock and sport horse breeding classes, and is having a great season — picking up championships at Newark, East of England, South of England and Royal Norfolk so far this term.

“Today’s judge was a hunter man, but nine out of 10 times they don’t always go for the hunter types in a Cuddy,” said Moggy. “He likes horses to have good bone — and Pinky has so much timber.”

Reserve in the Cuddy was Emma Edwards’s yearling Runnow Rio Grande, who headed the sport horse breeding championship the previous day,.
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“Runnow Rio Grande is home-bred and the seventh generation my mum and I have bred,” said Emma of the Catherston Dazzler-Copacabana yearling. “He’s an absolute sweetie and he knows he’s gorgeous.”

Read H&H’s full report from Kent County in tomorrow’s magazine (26 July, ’07)

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