The Royal Show

  • Richard Oliver’s Chantry Clover Girl was Jocelyn Price’s choice to become The Royal Show’s 2007 Top Spec Supreme in-hand light horse champion.

    Held in torrential rain, the three-year-old filly, who was handled by Bridget Millington, claimed the £500 winners purse. By the Irish TB Power Blade out of Paris Clover, the quality bay was one of several yearlings bought in Ireland as potential eventers. Youngstock champion and supreme hunter overall, Chantry Clover Girl is also Birmingham bound for the Cuddy championship.

    Reserve Top Spec champion was Jackie Buckley’s outstanding Part-bred Arab champion, the two-year-old colt Waltza Perfect Dream. First reserve was Walter Gilbey’s coloured champion, the five-year-old Meadowhead Scout.

    Other notable champions at Stoneleigh today were Lady Benton-Jones’s Portia who took the hack and riding horse breeding title. The two-year-old trakehner filly is by Axis out of Paradis.

    Champion in-hand riding horse was Penny Pickford’s Trifolio sired Comberton Comedian. The lovely three-year-old filly has been covered by Blaircourt Franco, and will be shown as a broodmare next term.

    Breed champions included Enid Lord’s Ballineen Glen Abbess, who took the Irish Draught tricolour. Home-bred by Torspark Benedict out of Glounbrack Lass II, the 15-year-old grey mare has bred two foals, and hunts with the Cheshire Drag and Holcombe Harriers.


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