Home Counties WPCA Silver Medal Show 2015
4th May 2015
Having secured a new venue for the early spring WPCS silver medal, the Home counties association new committee didn’t really know if everything would come together and be well received by its membership, but on the 4th May, 2015 the membership fully endorsed the Keysoe site for this show.
The Section A’s in hand caused some trouble prior to the day with having to locate a new judge who was available to judge a silver medal, never easy as they are only allowed to judge one a year. Miss Catryn Bigley of the Llanarth stud stepped up to the mark for them and found her youngstock and overall Section A Silver medal champion in the two year old colt class winner, Colne Tiger Bay owned by Mrs A. Overton-Ablitt. Dr Harry Cooper’s yearling filly, Thistledown Silver Locket, standing reserve youngstock, and Mrs J Kilbey’s Idyllic Angel of Music, winner of the Mare four years old and over class standing overall A reserve champion.
Colne Tiger Bay - Photograph by Angela Kember
The Section B’s were judged this year by Mr Hensby of the Laithehill stud. He found his Section B silver medal winner as well as youngstock champion in the yearling colt class winner, Thistledown Artic Storm, owned by Mr Sandy Anderson and shown by Craig Eleanor. The Reserve youngstock champion went on to also be Section B reserve champion, namely the yearling filly class winner, Brookhall Isabelle, owned by Mr & Mrs Greenleaf and shown by their daughter.
Thistledown Arctic Storm - Photograph by Angela Kember
Mr Hensby concluded his judging in Ring one with the part bred welsh classes, sadly not a medal, or bronze rosette, but he found his youngstock champion in winner of the two year old class, Southway Donner Dancer, owned by K Harvey-Mason, with reserve being awarded to the winner of the three year olds, Plumbuck Mr Flipperty Jib, owned by Mrs D Ingram. The overall Welsh Part bred championship being awarded to Ryehall Mystic Venus, winner of the 4 years old and over class and owned by the Surman family, the youngstock champion, Southway Donner Dancer standing reserve here.
In Ring two Mr John Batt (senior) of the Abergavenny stud found his Section C Youngstock champion from the two year old colt class in Mr Freddie Luke’s Moorcroft More Magic with reserve coming from the 2 year old filly class, Zabeth Rhian owned by A. Gregory. He went on to find his Silver medal champion in the Stallion Class winner, Dycott First Impression owned and shown by the Dycott stud with reserve going to the Giles Family’s Leyeswick Uptown Girl, winner of the four years old and over Mare class.
Dycott First Impression - Photograph by Angela Kember
Moving on to the Section D’s Mr Batt found his youngstock D champion in Matty Attrell’s Mathfred Survivor winner of the 2 year old colt class with reserve going to Mr & Mrs B Hall’s three year old filly class winner, Murrayhall Etta. The Silver medal winner for this section was found in the youngstock champion, Mathfred Survivor, with the reserve slot being awarded to the stallion class winner, Mrs M.E. Attrell-Lee’s Mattrell Legacy.
Mathfred Survivor - Photograph by Angela Kember
The Supreme Gelding award went to the Section C winner, Mrs Jane Gregory’s Bookhamlodge Tony Montana, a former ridden Royal Welsh winner. The Supreme youngstock and Supreme overall welsh together with the Supreme overall in hand of the show went to the Welsh Section A. Colne Tiger Bay, closely followed by the Welsh Section D in all championships mentioned, namely Mathfred Survivor.
The ridden overall champion of the show going to Nicole Musson riding the Section C stallion, Tyrllawn Masterclass owned by Iola Lloyd Hughes and produced by Nicole.
Tyrllawn Masterclass - Photograph by N. Musson