October 05, 2016 at 11:10 PM

Welsh pony takes Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship

 

A pony in its first season out in senior classes has taken the prestigious Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship on day one of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The six-year-old Welsh section B stallion, Moelgarnedd Stadross was also making his debut at HOYS. Handler Colin Tibbey said he felt “elated” by the win. “He’s not been out since qualifying at Cheshire County in June. We’re very pleased with him.”

Owner Gareth Williams, of Moelgarnedd Stud in Snowdonia, Wales said, “It means everything. We’re a small stud and have been established for over 45 years.”

Having stood Youngstock and Male Champion at the Royal Welsh Show in 2013 as a three-year-old, Moelgarnedd Stadross was used at stud for the following two years and returned to the show ring this season. It’s been a successful one with Championship titles at a number of county shows including Cheshire and Nottinghamshire, culminating in this appearance here at HOYS.  The pony is by Hilin Carnedd out of Weston Park Music Rose. 

Reserve championship went to the winner of the Horse section Martin Wood’s three-year-old bay gelding Ballycreen Rainbow Magic, bred by David Crosby.

The top two from the Horse and Pony sections go through to contest this overall Championship, which is open to light horses and ponies of all breeds and type.

 

Image credit: E.S.Photography

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