A HORSE known as Worzel when he was a foal has won one of the country’s top championships.

Bred by Emma Greenland at the Ivy House Stables, near Skelton, eight-year-old Holmestones Tailor Made won the Baker-Beall Family 158cm Intermediate Show Riding Type of the Year at the Horse of the Year Show and then took the Championship. It was his first appearance at HOYS.

Emma, who bred him out of her own TB mare Tapis Fille by the well known 14.2 stallion Kilvington Scoundrel, says his now owner Vicki Rudd spotted his potential as a two year old when she saw him trotting round the arena.

“She had only come to drop a mare off to stud, but ended up loading him into the wagon and taking him home,” said Emma.

Having won the Blue Riband at BSPS Summer Champs and the Reserve Hack of the year at The Royal International this year, Holmestones Tailor Made had also qualified for the Large Hack of the Year this year too, but the north Yorkshire based Jinks show Team who produce him, decided to concentrate on the Intermediates and give the Hacks a miss for this year. The decision clearly paid off.

There was HOYS joy too for Emma Boardman whose Dyffryngwy Sir Picasso won the Section D and then took the Reserve. Brian Williams won the Fell class with his own Bracklinn Dynamite.

Olivia Whitehead was second with Rachel Crayston’s Mr Digby in the SEIB Search for a Star Cob Class. Lucy Jones made a very successful HOYS debut, taking seventh in the Junior Large Breeds with Nipna Flaming Katy.

Molly Mae Jeffrey won the M&M 143CM Working Hunter Pony with Woodfield Jovial Joker and Isaac Thomason was fifth with Caoran Beg Macdara.

Simon Buckley was third in the Foxhunter with Pewit Dezesseis, fifth in the Stoneleigh stakes with Delius F and third in the Puissance with Cum Laude 8.

Meanwhile, Denise Richardson-Rowell was Ride Judge in the Open Cobs section.

Away from HOYS, Mark Davidson and Highlight K took second place in the CCI2* at Osberton International out of 108 starters. Mark and Arty were sitting third after dressage then jumped double clears to lift them to second. Robyn Gray and Harrison V were fifth.

At Bishop Burton, Leanne Graves was second in the BE100 Plus with Showcase, going clear after dressage. At Askham Bryan Deborah Gate was ninth in the BE100 with HiDyke Rebel.

In Dressage, the recent John Peel RC Show at Blackdyke saw wins for Abigail Short and Kingleighs Lord Lucky in the Walk and Trot, Alice Madden and Helsington Mad Moment in the Prelim 13, Zabrina Stelmach and Monard My Way or No Way in the P17, Sarah Pool and Rupert in the Novice 22, Laura Sanderson and Goodnight Percy in N38, and Leanne Crawford took both the Elementary 40 and Medium 73 with OFS Pitch Black.

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