We catch up with what’s being going on lately at Equo venues:
Highfield at Howe recently hosted a very popular showing show and despite attracting entries from all over Scotland, it was a Clydesdale Filly from the Collessie stud who took supreme champion.
Collessie Flash Girl was born in March, less than one mile from Howe country Centre, and is by Arradoul Balvenie out of Old Greenlaw Jura, who is by Collessie Redcastle Halmark. This was the filly foal’s second show, she had previously won her class at the West Fife Show in June 2016, but this time went better to win overall supreme champion. The judge commented that it was an honour to judge a filly of such exceptional quality. The Collessie Clydesdale stud is well known locally and internationally for their progeny and have had many successes over generations of breeding.
Reserve supreme champion for the weekend was Zoe Nicol and Firefly who were champions on Saturday. Reserve champion on Saturday was Sarah Houlden and Solly with the reserve championship on Sunday being claimed by Rebecca Copland and Dolly XIII. Saturday also saw working hunter competitions for both horses and ponies with qualifiers for Blair Atholl Horse Trials. The course designed by Graham Barclay proved very popular and with heights from 40cm upwards there was something for everyone. Both Sarah Houlden and Solly and Jane Reid and Ted qualified for the Blair championships.
The fun sections of the show included showmanship classes with Cameron MacPhee with Heniarth Norman Stanley Fletcher winning the mini class, Elisesha Stewart riding Milford Fair Honeysuckle winning the junior and Lauren Cohen and Kirtle Onyx winning the senior class. There were also sections for native Scottish pony breeds with a large turnout of both Shetland and Eriskay ponies.
If you’re looking for a showing show near you, then www.equoevents.co.uk has a variety of events available to enter quickly and easily online.