Report on Smiths Lawn, Driving championships 2015.
Jean Clayden and her Section A Trindod Wildcat won the Concours D’Elegance class with her pony she has owned since he was three.
Jean Clayden’s other pony, this time driven by Jessie Dudley Apicella, the wonderful 4 year old, Section A Cosford Iziwotnot , went on to take the Supreme Novice championship having won the first class of the event. The Novice Pony – Single 13.2hh and under.
2nd place in this class went to Menai Chardonnay owned and driven by Mike King. The 3rd slot in this class going to the Section B pony, formerly ridden by Miss Chloe Chubb but now driven by her Aunt, Mrs J Elliott. Pennway Soveriegn.
The Show Wagon class for Welsh cobs saw the well known WPCS studs come out in force with the first slot being awarded to Mr Peter Grays’s Thorneyside Brynawelen as well as later in the day the Show Wagon championship and driven by Dex Davies. 2nd place went to Stevie Watts driving Mrs. L. Defraine’s. Tremle Watts Up. 3rd place slot was another Thorneyside , this time Gold Dust, owned and driven by Jimmy Dykes. 4th slot in ths class was awarded to Miss Corina Meads driving her own Ciffig Cymro Du with Steve Crow and Twylock Flash Harry in 5th place.
Moving on to the two wheel Light trade Class as well as later in the day taking the Light trade championship – Tommy Fountain driving his father Clive’s Bookhamlodge Logan who took the top slot in this class again. Having won at Smiths Lawn a few times but only taking the championship three times in eleven years of competing here.
Thorneyside The Intruder took 2nd pace in this class owned by Wayne Hawkins and driven by Miss Chantelle Brown.
Moving on Jessie Dudley Apicella driving Mr & Mrs B & H Halls Murrayhall Cadfael Arbenig gained a second slot in the Costers Class.
The young Driver Championship was awarded to Mrs Antiona Gallop’s Merioneth Moesen driven by Miss Opel Weaver with Crossfield Glory owned by Miss Emily Ham and driven by Jesiah Rowlands taking the 2nd slot in this championship.
Photographs by S. Fitt.
Written by Mrs. A.J. Kember