Day 3 at Melbourne Royal

Show galloways and the show hunter galloways stepped out today. Some classes had really good numbers exhibiting but others were very light on and a couple having only four competitors. Classes seem to be getting smaller every year, perhaps it’s just getting to expensive or they are only taking limited entries, I don’t know but it lacked a certain presence out on the main arena today. However the exhibits that stepped forward were of lovely quality and in the show hunters the Riemer family had a good day after winning second in the novice hunter and their hunter height class and then Meteor Showers went on to win the Gents & Ladies hunter galloway and to top it all off ridden to perfection by Clint Bilson he won the Champion Hunter Galloway and change of rider for the champ to go onto win the Champion Childs Hunter Galloway superbly ridden by Kaitlin Ajani, surely that’s some kind of record. Either way you can guarantee there were a few drinks in the Riemer locker after the show!

Kathleen Mullen also had another great day winning the Best Novice Show Hunter Galloway on her standard bred gelding MF Hollywood another nice little win to add to her Best Novice Show Hunter Pony yesterday. No pressure on Kathleen thou with a Hack starting in its novice class tomorrow morning.

by Bridey Lee

In the Galloways Chippenham Zulu took the Champion Child’s Galloway for Debbie Johnson-Mc Neil from NSW and Silkwood Sublime ridden by Brynie Lee reserve. In the open Galloway Championship Romsey Park and Sue Thompsons Royalwood Opening Night worked their way in to take the champion and AP First Impressions was reserve.

The intermediate riders were also judged today and the Champion Intermediate Rider 12 – 15 years was Matilda Longbottom and reserve Brynie Lee. In the Champion Intermediate Rider 15 – 18 years Sally Shaw rode her way to victory and Alice McEvoy took the reserve this year.

Photography by Bridey Lee Proofs online [click here]

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