20 August 2016


 August 20, 2016

TRAVELLING from Devon to one of her favourite shows proved a huge success for Zoe Moore-Williams when heading the SK Wilson Plant Hire & Groundworks  Restricted Championship on the eight-year-old Large Hack Howetown Madrigal.

The handsome bay gelding went immaculately for Zoe to continue this year’s success and take a second Evening Championship in a row.

The Davey’s Livestock Show Pony Lead Rein was awarded to six-year-old Scarlett Doswell riding the bay mare Barkway Priceless.

Success continued in the next class for the delightful pony when Daisy Bullman rode Barkway Priceless to win the First Ridden Show Pony Championship to a rousing ringside applause.

The T Walker HGV Show Hunter Pony Lead Rein was taken by Gryngallt Picture Frame ridden by Eugenie Godfrey Faussett.

While Emily Whalley and Dream of a Gleam were another to continue their successful run as the judges choice in the Hightopps Stud Hack Championship.

The Hackney sections saw Billy Ward with Westbourne Hi-Tech win the driving championship as the attractive bay caught everyone’s attention in the TopSpec Arena.

The Follywood Show Team Ltd Youngstock In Hand Championship was awarded to Romanno Anais Anais well handled by Thomas Partridge while the Oso Crosby Supreme In Hand went to another chestnut, the 11-year-old Winston handled by Antony Beazer who has owned him since he was a yearling.

The Dollar Bedding Ridden Partbred Championship was won by Savannah Kemplay riding Yealand Paschel. This beautiful 10-year-old brown mare performed with grace and sparkle to impress the judges.

The six-year-old stallion Domino Bad Boy and Andrew Smith were popular winners of the BSPA Piebald / Skewbald In Hand Championship before Highlane Riley and Rachael Fairburn took to centre stage to win the Concours D’Elegance Championship.

Epic Talelow

Epic Tale and Kirsty Harris smiled all the way to the Nupafeed Riding Horse Championship while The Hewitt Family Ridden M&M Championship went to the section C Lynuck The Showman ridden by Lauren Moore-Williams  adding to the family’s hugely successful show.

The top two acts from the Performance to Music entered the TopSpec Arena to the delight of the crowd. Reserve Champion Charlotte Cooper and Kildromin Sir performed as Cirque du Equifest and they were followed by the eventual Champions, the Dartmoor, Newoak Storyteller and Harriet Shave, with a practically perfect performance of Mary Poppins.

The very competitive KBIS WHP Championship was won by Blue by You and 17-year-old Floiann Gilston.  The Prestton-based rider was overcome with the success on her former gypsy pony stallion.

Having a fantastic Equifest and in great form, Laura Hercus and the six-year-old bay gelding Deanburn Regal Splendour headed the 4, 5 and 6-year-old Supreme Championship for another amazing result.

As the third day of competition at Equifest drew to a close, the action again provided great viewing and a fabulous atmosphere.Stewards and Commentatorslow

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