6th September, 2014
Held at Gloucester Showground our branch show was well run by an enthusiastic and hard working committee, and well attended despite the threat of rain. On the day it was fine and the ground conditions were still wet and slippery in places after heavy rain in the days prior to the show. Judges were Kim Moy and M/s Jen Meyers.
Our girls Brittany and Ashley did a great job preparing and showing the horses and at the end of the day with Brittany having won champion hack on Silverthorn Guns and Roses, and Ashley having won the working on Knights Jugaby, it was with great pride that we watched them ride off for supreme ridden horse.
We brought with us two youngsters making their debut to the show scene – the yearling filly Silverthorn Lilac Time (Silverthorn Shotgun x Rosebrook Mona); and the three-year-old filly Montcalm Jocelyn (St Ronan Abdul Smoke x Montcalm Jillaroo). We were pleased with both fillies who displayed good manners throughout the day.
Lilac Time won her led yearling filly class and was reserve champion yearling.
Jocelyn placed third in her led class; first from 38 entries in the maiden hack; seconds in the three-year-old snaffle bit, and three-and-under hack.
Our two-year-old colt Tarraway Jackson won his led two-year-old colt class and was champion two-year-old. Jack, on his first day out under saddle, won the three and under hack.
Silverthorn Guns and Roses had a good day winning her led mare 15hh and over and was champion led mare. She also won mare hack 15hh and over; champion hack; mare 15hh and over working; and then supreme ridden kindly sponsored by Cedervale Stud. In the challenge she placed third overall.
Knights Jugaby won his led gelding 15hh and over and was champion led gelding. Ashley placed first in the ASHLA with Jugaby; first in gelding hack 15hh and over; first in working gelding 15hh and over; champion working; and second overall in the challenge.
Two other Silverthorn horses competing – Silverthorn Seeker and Silverthorn Smoke and Mirrors – ridden by Skye Maytom and Sophie Babic respectively, also had a very successful and rewarding day coming away with a fair share of the ribbons.