What you didn’t know about… The Humdinger

  • Joint-owner Carol Bardo tells H&H about her coloured and lightweight cob legend.

    Fact file

    Stable name: Dinger

    Age: eight

    Height: 155cm

    Breeding: unknown Irish

    Owners: Carol Bardo & Mandy Hughes

    Rider: Jayne Webber

    Top results: coloured champion at HOYS for the past three years; coloured champion at RIHS three times and winner of lightweight cobs; twice won the £1,000 coloured championship at North of England

    Championship tally: 52… nine this season

    Six things you didn’t know…

    1 He used to hate being trimmed but now accepts it as part of his beauty routine.

    2 He won’t be turned out with another horse – he has to be on his own as he’s horrible to other horses!

    3 He absolutely loves his hacking and everyone at the yard rides him.

    4 He got 100% at HOYS in 2009 – 50% for ride and 50% for conformation, which had never been done before.

    5 Katie Jerram called him a “four-legged legend” in one of her H&H columns.

    6 He won the show horse personality of the year in 2011. His connections were really touched that he is so universally liked.

    To read the full interview with Carol Bardo about The Humdinger see 30 August issue of H&H

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