The Equissage Young Event Horse National Championship was judged yesterday and a lot of fine young horses competed for the national title.
Samantha Felton took out the honours, finishing both first and second. She won the title on five-year-old Ricker Ridge Mystery Man, who also won the best thoroughbred prize. The Sakhee’s Secret-Mystery Creek gelding was bred by The Oaks and won the Dunstan Ex-Factor Challenge at Equidays last year, so is really doing well with his post-track career.
Sooty GNZ was second in the overall prize, after winning the first round and scoring the highest points in the competition for conformation. Owned by Sheena Ross, he was bred by Goldengrove and is by Caretino out of Quantum Flash.
The winner of the AMS Saddlery Best Four-Year-Old was Christen Lane’s Tom Cat, a stunning big liver chestnut gelding by Lordano out of Allie Cat.
Tharness Xtreme took out the Equissage best mare prize, ridden by Tayla Mason, and was second in the thoroughbred class. By Thano out of All About Me, the mare hadn’t raced and owner Sharleen Workman bought her as a three-year-old. She is currently five months in-foal to Cassiano.
Donna Edwards-Smith was fourth in the overall competition on CHS Ripleys-Dream.