Andrew Tonge and Jo Clarke moved their Arabian Training
Centre down to Henley in Arden at the end of last year,
which is only a few miles down the road from Solihull RC.
So it was only fitting that Andrew should take the supreme
award with Joanne Davis's 3-year-old colt Krown. Joanne
had bought him as a yearling from Sue Richards but this
was his first outing, after having been to Andrew for some
Joanne's stallion Applauz took the senior male award for
the second year running.
Andrew also claimed the senior female title for Gloria
Harrigan's MHS Tariqa.
Both Krown and Petron, the reserve supreme are by stallions
from Sue Richard's Ty-Draw Arabians in south Wales.
Melanie Waring bought Petron earlier in the year from
Lisa Kelly as a future ride for her daughter, Francessca
who took two national ridden titles last year when she
was only fourteen-years-old. Francessca continued her winning
ways when she claimed the top spot in the large ridden
anglo and partbreds with their 10-year-old gelding He's
A Diamond, and also took the novice title on their first
outing with the purebred mare MHS Bint Daleema.
MHS Bint Daleema is straight Egyptian and is the Warings
first purebred, they had not planned to buy her but when
visiting Pat Westwood in November to buy some chickens,
she just happened to be in the stable, and they fell in
love with her.
Mark Gamlin's homebred MG Saffire took the junior female
title. She is of the Ffatal attraction/Nouvelle pairing
that has produced two national champions and Nouvelle is
due to foal again later this month.
Karen and Dave Whittard's yearling filly Biba took the
reserve spot, on her first outing since taking the title
at the British national foal show. They also took the reserve
senior male award with their homebred black stallion Mahaala,
both are out of their USA imported mare Deserai. The Whittards
bred Karen Carr's yearling colt Saudee, who took his second
red rosette from two outings.
Andrea Boyle's Malekeiro headed both his in-hand gelding
and ridden sections and took the two reserve titles. Andrea's
19-year-old gelding Brimblemere Valiant took both the In
Hand and Ridden Veteran classes.
Lisa Breeze's Zinjadi moved up to second in his first
Open class. He was junior novice gelding winner at the
National show last year. Lisa was not sure if they would
be able to compete as she was recovering from an operation
to her wrist three weeks earlier.
Roger and Liz Titterington's, stallion Shadow Blue, ridden
by Liz Needham took the ridden title.
Jade King took Carole Molyneux's Kelsborrow Creditor to
head the under 153 ridden Anglo and partbreds and also
claimed the national young rider's qualifying ticket.
Robert Cochram and Wayfaring Last Song claimed the Anglo
and partbred female title for Lesley Bishop-Milnes.
The yearling filly had a traumatic start to life as her
dam had a difficult foaling and didn't produce any milk,
so she was bottle fed until Joanna Vardon found them the
Freeman family's pony as a foster mum.
Cynthia and David Trodd's stallion Beckside Topnotch took
the corresponding top male award, while Queenie Jones took
the Palomino top-spot with Louraise Shanay.