What a fantastic Led and Performance Show the Gloucester branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society (ASHS) ran on Saturday, September 8.
The shower of rain the day before settled the dust and the sun shone for the day.
A small branch cannot hold a show without the help from competitors family and friends so it was wonderful to have Adele Duncan come up on the day and ask if she can help. Jo Davidson, a horse rider but not competitive, helped pencil in a ring and what a delight to have a young person, Kate Schiffman, pencil for the youth ring.
Linda Hartley had two daughters riding on the day but was still able to give her time to help in the canteen. It was wonderful to have a young quick brain help with the addition of the challenge results thanks to April Spriggs, a friend that came to watch the Silverthorn horses compete.
The branch is very grateful to these people. Small branches struggle to put on events so please offer your help.
The word on the judges for the day were “fair and consistent”, “friendly and helpful”, “we were delighted with the judging”. Thank you to Kathy and Darren De Jong who judged the Hack and Working and Kyra O’Brien who judged the youth ring and Time Trial and Carolyn Murphy who judged the Dressage.
Gloucester branch was fortunate to have wonderful sponsors.
Supreme Open Led was won by “Euralla Versace”, owned by the Richardson family who received a Virbac gift bag as well as the Ball family sponsoring a rug.
Supreme Open Ridden won by Brittany Hetherington on “Silverthorn Man O War”, sponsored by Virbac with a gift bag and Cedervale Stud sponsoring a rug .
Supreme Junior Ridden won by Charlotte Ramsden riding “Ashkat Destination Donna”, sponsored by Arch McManus with a beautiful bridle and Watchirs Stock Horses sponsoring a rug.
Champion Working from now on will be sponsored By Kywong Partnership with the “Bill Wilson Memorial Shield”. Bill was a life member of the branch and sadly past away earlier this year. This was won by Brittany Hetherington on “Silverthorn Man O War”.
CRT Gloucester assisted with obtaining sponsorship from Mitavite for a bag of feed, “Xtra Kool” or “Munga” for the champions on the day. These were won by Champion Led Yearling “Waymere Oaks Lorenzo” Madeline Brown, Champion Led 2 Year Olds “Barnetts Fascinator” Cameron Dunlop, Champion Led 3 Year Olds “Kauthi Moonshadow” Cameron Dunlop, Champion Led Stallion “Talawahl Classic Acres” Vicki Evans, Champion Led Mare “ Euralla Versace” Richardson Family, Champion Led Gelding “Rosebrook Oakley” Loretta Lawson, Champion Hack “Silverthorn Man O War” Brittany Hetherington, Junior Champion Hack Tahnee Sullivan “Wundurra Impact”, Junior Working Champion Charlotte Ramsden “Ashkat Destination Donna”.
Silverthorn Stud Wardell Family sponsored Junior Judging 13 - Under 18 years won by Tahnee Sullivan. They also sponsored Youth Handler Under 8 years won by Kash Lawson with “Rosebrook Ferravi”, Youth Handler 13 - Under 15 years Mitchell Smith with “Lone Pine McKenzie” and Youth Handler 15 - Under 18 years Tahnee Sullivan with “Wundurra Impact”.
All Junior Hack and Working classes were sponsored by Vicki Evans’s Talawahl Ash Stud.
Gloucester ASHLA sponsored ASHLA Senior 18 years and over won by Loretta Lawson on “Rosebrook Oakley”, and ASHLA 13 and Under 18 years Charlotte Ramsden “Ashkat Destination Donna”.
Kylie Blanch sponsored the dressage with a $40 gift voucher from Horselands. Dressage 13 Under 18 was won by Emma Johnston on “Marshdale BMW”, and Dressage 18 and Over won by Hugh Main on “Silverthorn Oaks Urban” .
Hugh Main Sponsored Open Challenge with a beautiful bridle won by Brittany Hetherington “Silverthorn Man O War” and Coneac Cattle Company sponsored the Youth Challenge won by Charlotte Ramsden riding “AshKat Destinations Donna”.
Thank you to all competitors on the day without you there is no show. For full results visit http://gloucesterbranchashs.com.au/.