THE HBHBS 2004 show for performance foals took place at Mossvale Equestrian Centre, Dromara on Saturday, September 4.
Established specifically for performance breeders to show-case foals bred for the show-jumping and eventing sectors, the large entry and broad spectrum of national and international performance sires represented shows the great level of support this initiative is receiving from performance breeders. It provided spectators with a great day's viewing and entertainment.
An impressive turn out of thirty six foals competed on the day for a share of the extremely handsome prize fund of pounds 1,250 with prizes being allocated to the first ten. Main sponsor was Baileys Horse Feeds, with Parklands Veterinary Clinic of Cookstown sponsoring the prizes for the highest placed filly and colt bred in N. Ireland.
The Irish Draught Society ( Northern Region) sponsored a special prize of pounds 150 for the highest placed foal by an RID sire or out of an RID mare and Baileys Horse Feeds also sponsored the pounds 150 prize for the highest placed foal by a thoroughbred registered with Weatherbys.
Lux Z filly takes the honours The fillies took six out of the top ten placings, including first and third, with Sean Nugent of Dungannon taking first with his filly foal by the Olympic show-jumping Lux Z out of a Cavalier mare.
His takings of pounds 300, included the pounds 50 prize for the highest placed filly bred in N. Ireland. Second place and a prize of pounds 200, plus pounds 50 for the highest placed colt bred in N. Ireland went to Gerald McGrath of Downpatrick with his colt foal by the locally based Cyrano. A former international show-jumping Cyrano is by Caletto 1 out of a Landgraf line mare and stands with Sam Brown of Castlewellan. Third place went to Alison McCammond for her filly foal by Amiro which also stands in Co. Down. By a son of Alme, Amiro stands with Tom Clements in Carryduff.
Fourth place went to Sam McAteer for his colt by Ricochet out of a Euphemism mare, fifth to Patricia McKinney for her filly by VDL Arkansas out of Flagmount Diamond mare. Patricia also took the special prize put up by the Irish Draught Society (Northern Region). Sixth was Dorothea Wilson with her Kings Master filly, seventh was Douglas Turner's filly by Limmerick, eighth was Michael McCann with a VDL Douglas colt out of a Cruising mare, ninth was Helen Wood's coloured filly by the Russian Arab stallion Sistonce and tenth was Charlotte and Nigel Moore's colt by Coronea Eagle. The prize for the highest placed foal by a thoroughbred registered with Weatherbys and sponsored by Bailey's Horse Feeds was won by Violet Scott of Portadown with her filly foal by Present Arms. …