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  • Writer's pictureFran Cleland

Youngstock stars come out to play at Tatura all breeds show

ABOVE: Libby and Eliza Green’s Bloomfield Van Gogh was shown by Jeremy Roberts.

TALK about “stars in the valley”: bright-eyed, exuberant, and shiny-coated youngsters showing off makes any horse lover’s heart sing.

The aptly named all-breeds yearling, two-year-old and three-year-old horses and ponies youngstock show was held at Tatura Park Equestrian Centre and there were some beautiful babies out in force.

Even though it was the day when daylight savings dragged everyone from their beds an hour earlier people were happy to be out and about on a perfect sunny day and back showing after a two-year gap.

Jahnae Parrish is typical of horse exhibitors, a dab hand at showing horses in led classes, she had none of her own to bring at present so borrowed one from a friend. “With no horses of my own to show this year, I was lucky to have been able to team up with Sherie Kealy and have the opportunity to show her three-year-old boy, Henry,” she said.

The pair had a great show. Henry, aka Kieira Park Warning, kept Jahnae on the run, winning best presented of show, winner of the three-year-old all breed challenge, champion Arabian riding pony, reserve champion part Welsh and the high point Arabian derivative sporthorse award.

There were many different breeds on show. The supreme Gypsy Cob was King Valley Royal Flare, a yearling filly, owned and bred by Jackie Mckenna Brockie and handled by Liz McCormick. The supreme Clydesdale cross was Monageeta Park Triple Choc owned by Candice O'Connell.

Jeremy Roberts took time out from his announcing duties to show Bloomfield Van Gogh (Versace x Bloomfield Royal Mistress) owned by Libby and Eliza Green to win the champion Warmblood /Thoroughbred and champion open hack.

A quality Shetland Pony, Lilac lodge Royal King, earned the supreme Shetland sash for his owner, Stacey Kirkpatrick.

The supreme exhibit of the show was the dainty, part Welsh Kelbri Remember Me owned by Kelly Taylor.


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ABOVE: Kelbri Remember Me owned by Kelly Taylor, Lilac lodge Royal King and Stacey Kirkpatrick, Caroline Coleby's pooches, Liz McCormick and King Valley Royal Flare and Jahnae Parris and Keira Park Warning.

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