Woodhouse Miss Dynamite claimed the Shire Horse of the Year Championship supported by the Shire Horse Society and Field Equine Vets on the final night of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The homebred mare secured owner Martin Fountain’s second consecutive success in the Championship.
Last year’s Champion, Woodhouse Calendar Girl, had also qualified for the Championship with Martin, but unfortunately went lame earlier in the week. Tonight was the turn of Woodhouse Miss Dynamite to take the spoils.
“She really came into her own today,” said Martin, who explained that the mare had been “the bridesmaid” to Woodhouse Calendar Girl on occasion.
This was the eight-year-old bay mare’s third visit to HOYS, having finished ninth last year and qualifying in 2014 and 2013 as well. She is by Moorfield Manor Mac out of Woodhouse Dewdrop.
Second place went to William Bedford’s three-year-old stallion Landcliffe Charlie by Martonian Norman out of Landcliffe Wendy.
Third was Bryan Banham’s seven-year-old mare Acle Wilhemina
Another of Martin’s Shires – and daughter to Woodhouse Miss Dynamite – Woodhouse Miss Phenomenon, finished sixth. She is by the late Metherington Upton Hamlet who was a three-time HOYS Champion.
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