New Forest colt crowned champion

  • A young New Forest pony caught the judge’s eye at the Warrington Horse Show, Daresbury (Monday 29 May).

    The forest-bred yearling colt won the in-hand mountain and moorland class for one, two and three-year-olds before being called forwards as mountain and moorland champion. Woodfidley St George is by Lovely Hill Cranbourne Heights and owned by Penny Berill and David Mcguirk.

    “He’s an absolute saint,” Ms Berill told HHO. “We went down to the forest to get two ponies and he was chosen as a companion for a really good one!”

    Ms Berill explained that it was only by chance that Woodfidley St George was entered at Warrington in the first place: “He wasn’t even meant to go – it was only because the other one caught a chill.” Woodfidley St George will stand at stud when he is three.

    The reserve champion title was awarded to Margaret Woosey’s Highland pony
    Kincardine Atholl Bhuidhe, who was handled by Helen Gorton and won the four-year-old and over class.

    Warrington Horse Show is one of the north west’s largest one day shows. It began in the 1980s and now attracts over 5,300 people and offers more than £8,000 in prize money.

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