The Queen’s Stardust wins at Royal Windsor Horse Show

  • The Bardo/Webber team, competing at their ‘local’ show, posted their first-ever clean sweep in the main cob section, eventually taking the title with the exciting novice victor, Fair Acobbli.

    Reserve went to the heavyweight winner, The Keystone Cob, partnered in the championship by Emma Lucas.

    “What a lovely place to achieve this for the first time,” said delighted owner Carol Bardo.

    Katie Jerram, already with a red rosette from the novice hack class with the former racehorse, Night Prayer, also headed the side-saddle class with Stardust under the watchful eye of the horse’s owner, HM The Queen. The elegant bay mare never missed a beat to lead this strong class throughout.

    An absorbing Retraining of Racehorses class, which drew 20 starters, fell to Tim Billington’s Blue Java, who came up the line after giving judge, Shelley Perham, an excellent ride. The nine-year-old ran 46 times on the Flat and won more than £26,000.

    Katie Davis was a deserving champion in the hack division, after her small winner, Kingsford Silver Spray, never put a foot wrong. Karen Ledger headed the amateur cobs with her new ride this season, Grigio Fumo, and the amateur hack class fell to Kirstie Harris and her four-year-old, Comberton Crafstman, another produced from the Jerram yard.

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