Foal show season kicks off with Gippsland and Peninsula event
IT IS foal show season again.
The baby equines having their first outing, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, letting everyone within hearing distance know they are there.
Their owners not only get to suss out what others breeders have produced this year, but to spend some time chatting and sharing cups of coffee and gossip with fellow breeders.
It’s a welcome break after weaning time before winter really sets in and is a favourite pastime especially among pony people.
The first event of the season was the Gippsland and Peninsula show held at Oakwood Riding School at Clyde.
With a trophy for the Welsh ponies in memory of the much-loved breeder Anna Baker for the foal most suitable for leading rein, the winner was Mosman Park Flamboyant shown by Margaret and Rod Sperrin.
The Champion Welsh Mountain Pony was Woranora Nomad shown by Helen Dolan, and Wendy Trimble’s filly, Weston Park Mary Ann, was Champion Welsh Pony.
It was nice to see that the Welsh Section C and Section D foals are being shown. The growing popularity of them being used in open pony dressage as meant a lot more people are taking notice.
The Champion Welsh Pony of Cob Type was Murdoch Parc Miss Munro shown by Rachael Trickey and the colt, Champion Welsh Cob colt foal, Glengarry Gattuso shown by Catherine Ashdown, was champion in his section.
Champion Welsh Gelding Foal was Fran Langley’s Stormview Tempo.
In the Part Welsh, the champions were Cantik Park Aristocrat shown by Sandi Pearce.
In the section for Other Breeds, the Supreme Champion Other Breeds foal was Chesapeake Park Brandy Snaps shown by Jane Gerber.
The Helen Martyr-Gogerly Memorial Award for Section A Welsh was Woranora Nomad, the Supreme Champion Welsh Foal Weston Park Mary Ann and the Supreme Champion Part Welsh Foal went to Ascot Concerto, another lovely pony bred by long time breeder, Melanie Magiure.
Click on the following link to download the full results.