Silver Diamond shows his worth in The Colosso Family Cob of the Year Championship

Silver Diamond shows his worth in The Colosso Family Cob of the Year Championship

With the excitement of every Saturday night at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) comes the prestigious Colosso Family Cob of the Year Championship. A tightly run contest as always, it was the joint-youngest in the field, Sue Tennant’s six-year-old Irish Draught Silver Diamond, who took the spoils.


Ridden by Magnus Nicholson, who was celebrating his second HOYS win this week, the Heavyweight Cob was on just his sixth show.


“It was a big ask,” said Magnus, “but he held it together and I’m over the moon with him.”


The grey gelding, who was homebred by Sue, will now go hunting over the winter and generally see a bit more of life. Magnus credited his brilliant character to achieving this much at such a young age: “He’s the nicest person in the world.”


Reserve Champion went to the Lightweight Cob, Bling Cobsby, ridden and owned by Vicky Smith.


Second in the Lightweight Cob was Paul Mortimer’s Freddie Kruger ridden by Robert Walker and second in the Heavyweight Cob was Hayley Hyde-Andrews’ Randalstown Columbo ridden by Jayne Ross.


Silver Diamond will return to the Andrews Bowen International Arena in the Ripon Select Foods Supreme Horse of the Year Championship tomorrow evening.



Image credit: 1st Class Images


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