Three rings buzzing, some spectacular horses and ponies presented to interstate judges Cath Bradley, Elizabeth Tomlinson and local Sharon White. Of course you will always find some standouts on days like this, the very handsome and beautifully mannered Section A stallion Myscal Magnum owned and shown by Daniel Taylor all the way from Victoria took away a number of broad sashes, such a lovely pony in all ways. With temperament so important these days and that ‘stand out’ show pony look, this pony stallion will be much sort after. Matthew Patterson’s arab colt Shakala’s Ibn Amir, in the last 12months he has matured into a exceptional colt, for those looking for a some arab into their breeding program, this stallion ticks all the boxes and again another well mannered colt.
While talking about the boys of the showring the good looking jet black Section C stallion of Danny Hawkes Tjuringa Merlyn sired by Gweunydd Sionyn (Imp Uk) out of Tjuringa Molly would have to be one of the best moving cobs I have seen in a long time, so athletic with exceptional conformation this cob stallion is built to perform.
The Hobart Royal has their overall Grand Champions divided into Youngstock, Mare, Gelding, Stallion and Ridden, the judges would have had to be happy looking at each section which consisted of the supreme winners of each of their respected bred classes over the day. Grand Champion Youngstock Julie Parish’s Haddon Park, Grand Champion Mare Jenni Gibson’s Rivers Teagan, Grand Champion Stallion Danny Hawkes Tjuringa Merlyn, Grand Champion Gelding Anna Humphries Bevanlee Jive Talk and Grand Champion Ridden Claire Deavin’s Orabanda Rosemount.
Full coverage of Hobart Royal 2013 Oct/Nov issue