Silven Magnus, ridden and owned by Celina Singh, won the junior section of the HOYS pure-bred gelding class, judged by Martin Davies, at a rather wet SEAHG summer show. Second place went to Majestic Cavalier, ridden by Wendy Gibson and exhibited by Hyde Andrews.
The senior class was won convincingly by the youngest horse in the section Dancin Dream, ridden by Clare Fitch and exhibited by Alfrick Court. He also claimed the HOYS ticket and went on to take the pure-bred ridden championship. Second was Mahradi, ridden and owned by Amanda Miller.
The free-moving Silver Brocade, ridden by Stephanie Turner and exhibited by Mrs Furlong won the junior section of the HOYS pure-bred mares’ class, with Eastworth Amoshini, ridden by Stephanie Zeberdee and exhibited by MS Coombs in second. Rusila, ridden and owned by Karen Carr, took the senior class and the HOYS ticket, with second place going to Shakirah, ridden by Katie Davis and owned by Mrs Edwards.
The convincing winner in the HOYS qualifying pure-bred stallion class was Adres (pictured above right, photo by Horsesnips.com), ridden by Frances Atkinson and owned jointly with her husband and mother. Standing at 16hh, he filled the eye and demanded everyone’s attention. Second place went to last year’s winner Al Galero, this year partnered by Darren Crowe. This was an emotional win for Frances as she nearly lost Adres to colic a year or so ago. Adres and Al Galero stood reserve and second reserve respectively in the championship.
Fiona Grant Chivers judged the novice ridden classes and selected Crystal Ora Sheen, ridden and exhibited by Louise Maryon, as her top novice pure-bred mare, with second going to Artizana Prada, ridden by Veronica Rodgers. Eastworth Harri, ridden by Stephanie Zeberdee and exhibited by Ms Coombes, took the top spot in the novice pure-bred male class and went on to stand novice champion, ahead of Aja Vespasian ridden and exhibited by Joanne Woodward.
Only two horses came forward for the anglo and part-bred novice class. Minoru Chatterbox ridden by Chloe Heaver and owned by Tracey Heaver took the class, with Mrs Johansson Masseys’ The Man About Town ridden by Peter Knight in second place.
Susan Holliday judged the open anglo and part-bred classes. Last year’s novice champion Highlander, owned and ridden by Della Theobald, won the anglo exceeding 148cm class. Second place went to Nateek, owned and ridden by Victoria Ayling, with Mayway Momento ridden by Julie Marshall and owned by Mrs Johansson Massey in third.
La Prima Vera took first place and the Cherif ticket in the part-bred ridden over 153cm class, much to the delight of her owner Heather Black. Second place went to Night Shadow, ridden by Alice Heaver and owned by Tracey Heaver. The part-breds exceeding 148cm had only one entry forward in Chloe Heaver with Alpha Centauri, who gave a polished performance despite the rain and ultimately stood champion, ahead of La Prima Vera in reserve and Highlander in second reserve.
Fiona Grant Chivers judged the Balanced Horse Championship Riding Horse class, won by Charlie Chaplin, ridden by Joanne Smith and exhibited by Ms Daniell, with Highlander in second. Charlie Chaplin also won the ridden veteran class, judged by Susan Holliday, with second place going to Rushkar, ridden by Hannah Weeks and owned by Mandy Burr. Sisters Chloe and Alice Heaver took first and second for the second year in a row in the final ridden class on the day, the Midland Group Qualifier for Intermediate Young Riders.
Only three horses came forward for the supreme ridden championships with Mrs Hutchinson’s Adres taking the supreme, ahead of Eastworth Harri in reserve and Alpha Centauri as second reserve.