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Amateur Show – Saturday June 14th 2008


National “C” Show – Sunday June 15th 2008

Show report by Wendy Marr

Pictures supplied by Dean Ingham and are available to purchase with others

The Northern Arabian Horse weekend was a resounding success with very positive feedback and considered to be our best yet, since the necessary change of venue from the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, to Wetherby Racecourse.

A friendly and relaxed atmosphere on the Saturday provided an excellent opportunity for amateur handlers to practice their ring craft and an ideal introduction to the show ring for novice horses.

Kirsty Brown was our Judge for the In-Hand classes whilst David Froggatt judged the ridden exhibits.

The Junior Pure-Bred In-Hand Champion was a pretty grey filly Aaaliah, owned and bred by Miss J. Robinson and the Reserve was Celia Chappell’s handsome grey gelding, Malik Ibn Rossali.

The Senior Part Bred & Anglo Arab In-Hand Champion and Reserve were the half siblings Trellech Chantilly Lord and Trellech Chantilly Fayre, owned by Lidia Johnson and Karen Smith, respectively. The Junior Champion in this section was Karen Smith’s quality colt foal Sandbank Dream Catcher with Sandra Hazeldine’s skewbald filly, A Dream Come, taking the Reserve.

Overall Part Bred and Anglo Arab In-Hand Champion Trellech Chantilly Lord

The Overall Part Bred and Anglo Arab In-Hand Champion was Trellech Chantilly Lord with the colt foal contesting his beautiful dam for the Reserve title.

The Senior Pure Bred In-Hand Champion was M. Whitehead-Shepherd’s stallion Magnum Khayal with Lauren Leigh Croft’s gelding Xavier de Espana in Reserve. Magnum Khayal took the Overall Pure Bred In-Hand Championship with the junior filly Aaliah in Reserve.

Carol Lee’s chestnut gelding Sambuka was the only entry forward in the Crabbet Arabian class but still a worthy winner.

The miniature horses were beautifully produced and a delight to watch. Mrs. S. Armitage was successful with her American imports. The pinto colt Redrook Red & Rowdy won the juniors whilst stallions Mostly Minnies Key West and Ltd’s Wild Card were first and second in the senior class. NCF Little Sweetheart took first place for Laura Bias in the Broken Coloured or Spotted class with Ltd’s Wild Card a close second. Mostly Minnies Key West was Champion with Redrook Red & Rowdy in Reserve.

A Dream Come True and NCF Little Sweetheart took first and second place in the Coloured Horse or Pony class and L. Whitehead-Shepherd’s quality stallion Bunbury Cahoot won the Best Condition and British Native Mountain & Moorland classes, to take the Open In-Hand Championship with NCF Little Sweetheart in Reserve.

The Amateur Show In-Hand Classes concluded with the Young Handlers, who were all commended by Judge Kirsty Brown for their smart turnout and impeccable manners.

Northern Group Member Alison Ainsley and her pure bred gelding Guisburn Haneef enjoy Saturday and his 4th birthday!

Judge David Froggatt was equally pleased with the general standard of his ridden exhibits.

There were some quality horses with impressive pedigrees forward in the Pure Bred Ridden classes. It is reassuring to know in reflection of current trends, that they are being bred for a purpose. Champion and Reserve were Joanne Bury’s impressive grey gelding Salazeer from the Open Class and Sandra Hazeldine’s bay mare Inspirational from the Novice Class.

In the Open section, Sandra Hazeldine repeated her success winning the Young Rider and Coloured or Palomino Classes on her skewbald mare Shannon’s Dream to take the Championship. Fiona Holden on Angels Cherub and J. Fox’s Denelands Diamond Dancer were placed first in the under 14.2hh and Native Mountain and Moorland classes respectively. The Reserve Champion in this section, Kate Hollingworth’s C Est La Vie, came from the over 14.2hh class.

In the Part Bred and Anglo Arab Ridden classes, first place in the Novices went to Mandy Potter with her black mare Mettlewood Amira. The bay gelding C Est La Vie from the over 14.2hh class gave an impressive performance to take the Championship with the successful Shannon’s Dream from the under 14.2hh class in Reserve. 


There was a wonderful atmosphere at the ‘C’ Show on the Sunday with good-sized entries and some exceptional horses forward.

Our In-Hand Judges were, Mr. Steve Parsons for all the Pure Breds and Mrs. Angela Angold for the Anglo, Part Bred, Crabbet, Classic Head, Young and Amateur Handlers and Amateur Horse.

The Pure Bred In-Hand classes started well with a beautiful collection of Yearling Fillies. First was Infinity SR, an exotic grey by W.H. Justice with Judals Ruby Tuesday, a refined typey grey in second place. The standard in the Two-Year-Old class was arguably even better. Rianna, a chestnut with extreme type and quality by Master Design was a poppular winner with the lovely grey Misteeqa by G. Iridis, in second. The exquisite Judals Sweetest Kiss by Ruger stood above Bint Amaretta a tall typey grey by GR Amaretto to complete the Three-Year-Old line up. Rianna was a worthy Pure Bred Junior Champion with Judals Sweetest Kiss in Reserve.

There were only four entries forward in the Yearling Colt class but this was definitely a case of quality, not quantity. The winner, AJA Natuzzi, a bay son of Psytadel and the second placed Asbeau by CAS Sabur, stole the crowd with their extreme type, quality and movement. Top of the line in the Two-Year-Old Colt class went to the chestnuts, MPA Giuliani by MPA Giovanni and Champiaan by Psadisho Ibn Esstashan. There were no Three-Year-Old Colts entered. The Yearlings took the honours as AJA Natuzzi won the Pure Bred Junior Male Championship with Asbeau in Reserve.

Reflecting current trends, the Gelding classes were strong with quality horses forward. First and second places in the Junior class went to Masquerade and Psynful. The Senior class was headed by A A Valentino and HT Orinoco. Masquerade was the final choice for the Pure Bred Gelding Champion with A A Valentino taking the Reserve.

Entries were disappointing in the Junior Part Bred and Anglo Arab classes but worthy of note are Mrs. L. Tait’s Downies Mystic Melody, the Junior Female Champion and J. Fox’s Okeden Wyke, the Junior Male Champion.

Astrologer, a son of Ibn Aboud, won the Crabbet class. A delightful young lady Lauren Leigh Croft and her faithful gelding Xavier de Espana, won the Pure Bred Classic Head, Young Handler, Amateur Home Produced Horse and Amateur Handler classes.

Northern Group member Lauren Leigh Croft and gelding Xavier de Espana try to fit as many rosettes as possible on Laurens' jacket in one day! (picture supplied by LL Croft)

Winner of the Senior Pure Bred Mare Without Foal class was Helawi Ashgar Bint Roulette, a quality chestnut mare, very typical of her breeding. In second place was CAS Elibur, the full sister to CAS Sabur. HT Saliha won the Mare with own foal at foot class and her colt by HT Nybraska stood above the Qamar el Dine/TFA Mira filly in the foal class. Winner of the Veteran Mares was TFA Mira, another Roulette RD daughter. The Senior Pure Bred Female Champion was Helawi Ashgar Bint Roulette with HT Saliha in Reserve.

The magnificent CAS Sabur was placed first in the strong Stallion Class. Second place went to Mrs. Hedley’s quality homebred Emir Ibn Nahaman. These two then went on to win the Senior Pure Bred Male Championship and Reserve and finally, Steve Parsons chose them for his Overall Pure Bred In-Hand Champion and Reserve.

The Senior Part Bred and Anglo Arab In-Hand classes were poorly supported and the Overall Champion and Reserve came from the Junior Section with the quality bay filly, Downies Mystic Melody taking the honours with Okeden Wyke in Reserve.

Locally bred stallion CAS Sabur took the Supreme In-Hand Championship for Mr. J.B. Ibbotson, to the approval of the crowd. The anglo arab filly Downies Mystic Melody was the Reserve for her delighted owner/breeder Mrs. L. Tait.

The standard and quality of the ridden entries was superb and a pleasure to watch. For the non-HOYS classes Mrs. D. McDonald-Bassett judged the ride and Mrs. F. Grant-Chivers the conformation. The reverse applied in the HOYS classes, Mrs. F. Grant-Chivers judging the ride whilst Mrs. D. McDonald-Bassett judged the conformation.

El Sahir by Halim El Shaklan took first place in the Novice Stallions to Patros by Psytadel. The Kais daughter Shaarinah headed a strong Mare class with Storm Breeze by Imad taking second place. The Novice Gelding class winner was Phoenix Boy by Silva Dollar and NPA Hazan by Shaikh al Kuran was second. The Novice Pure Bred Champion was Mrs. I. Gray’s Shaarinah with Helen Lukar’s gelding Phoenix Boy taking the Reserve. C. Bennett’s gelding Storm Gold by Imad won the Open Stallion, Mare or Gelding class. 

Qualifiers for The Hutchinson Domestic Staff Horse of the Year Show were well supported in numbers and quality. Winner of the Mare class and HOYS ticket went to Mrs. D. Atkin’s Azhiqa by Azteq. In second place was Miss L. Maryon’s homebred Crystal Ora Sheen by Orashaan. The Gelding class and HOYS ticket winner was Miss A. Embleton’s Aybac by Borneo with Mrs. M. Waring’s Petron by Ventican taking second place. Last but by no means least in this section was the Stallion class. Mrs. Atkinson rode the formidable Adres by Drug to victory. S. Coombs’ Piatza earned a worthy second place and the HOYS ticket. The Overall Pure Bred Ridden Champion was Adres and Piatza took the Reserve. 

The Overall Part Bred and Anglo Arab Champion was Mrs. D. Bailey’s bay gelding Philwood Pheonix by Maraday Mystic Morn. The Reserve Championship went to Sandra Hazeldine’s skewbald mare Shannon’s Dream by Blacklord Sirdar.

The superb grey stallions dominated the Supreme Ridden Championship. Adres was the Champion for Mr. & Mrs. Atkinson and Mrs. Howard-Price, and Piatza took the Reserve for S. Coombs.          

Good luck to all our qualifiers at HOYS!





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