Superior Breeders and Leading Sires Honored at Horse of the Year Show 2017

Superior Breeders and Leading Sires Honored at Horse of the Year Show 2017

Horse of the Year Show is a showcase for some of the country’s most prized and successful horses and ponies.  It should seem only fitting that HOYS hosts an evening to recognise the breeders and sires that provide showing with future champions.


Introduced in 2012, the HOYS awards series have become an established part of the equestrian calendar and they are now much sought after accolades. The awards encompass the Kellythorpe Leading Breeder and Leading Sire awards as well as the LeMieux La Liga consistency awards. It is an opportunity to reward and recognise the fantastic success of breeders in this country, using a points system for all results in Horse of the Year Show qualifiers.



The Kellythorpe Leading Breeder and Leading Sire awards celebrate the achievements of those who may perhaps not get time in the spotlight but absolutely must have the recognition that they deserve. The awards evening would not be possible without the generosity of the award’s sponsors, Richard and Lisha Leeman and their family. These awards are a privilege to present at HOYS, where people are able to see the final result.


With each year the competition for these awards is stronger, which can only be a reflection of the importance and success of quality breeding programs.



The 2017 winners are named below:



Kellythorpe Leading Breeder Awards


Section Breeder Name Stud/Prefix
Hunter Mr S A Macteer & J Shee Randalstown
Show Horse Mr S A Macteer & J Shee Randalstown
Hunter Mrs O Hughes  
Show Horse Mrs S Haworth Carr House
Coloured Mr Richard & Mrs Lisha Leeman Kellythorpe
Hunter Pony Mrs Lesley Hillard Gryngallt
Show Pony Mrs Anne & Miss Claire Smalley Barkway
Arab Mrs D R Whittome  
Miniature Mrs Eileen Yaxley Donabi
Connemara Mr O Reiley Glenmore
Dales Mrs J Pennell Nipna
Dartmoor Mrs J & J Newberry Newoak
Exmoor Ms V Sherwin Barhill
Fell Mr Albert & Mrs Carole Morland Lunesdale
Highland Mr E C Ormiston Croila
New Forest Ms K Robb Knavesash
Shetland Mrs Vivien Hampton Briar
Welsh A Mr Sandy Anderson Thistledown
Welsh B Mr Howell & Mrs Yvonne Davies Cadlanvalley
Welsh C Mr Justin Davis & Miss Heidi Bennett Popsters
Welsh D Mrs Christine Williams Ringside
Overall Sandy Anderson  


Kellythorpe Leading Sire Awards


Section Horse Name Name
Hunter Crosstown Dancer Crosstown Stud
Show Horse Kilvington Scoundrel Ms Joanna Maclnnes
Coloured Honeypot Sporran Ms Deborah Mitchell
Hunter Pony Gryngallt Paris Mrs Lesley Hillard
Show Pony Cusop Dimension Deborah Porter & Andrew Pitman
Arab Krown Paul Leete & Geraldine Hendricken
Miniature Uno Tom Thumb Mrs Eileen Yaxley
Connemara Gwennic De Goariva Mr Tim Carey
Dales Westwick James II Mr Albert & Mrs Carole Morland
Dartmoor Pumphill Bennet Mr Paul Starkie
Exmoor Shandyman II Ms Juliette Rogers
Fell Heltondale Mountain Mist Mrs Thorpe
Highland Harris of Dykes Lady Swinton
Highland Glenmuir Buzzard Mrs Wendy Bridges
New Forest Applewitch Pure Magic Ms Kay Bailey
Shetland Southley Snowman Ms Marion Matthews
Welsh A Blackhill Picalo Colin, Sarah and Jess Tibbey
Welsh B Russetwood Elation Mr Howell & Mrs Yvonne Davies
Welsh C Wyken Rob Roy Mrs Diane Jordan
Welsh D Trevallion Picasso The Batt Family
Overall Kilvington Scoundrel  



Image caption: Sandy Anderson, Leading Breeder Award winner with sponsor Kellythorpe Stud’s Lisha Leeman

Image credit: Julian Portch Photography

For more information on Horse of the Year Show 2017, or to request a selection of copyright free images, please contact:


Horse of the Year Show Press Office

Tel: 02476 858 205




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