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North Of The Border Foal Show 2009

High standards were once again set at this years Scottish Sports Horse Annual North Of The Border Foal Show. Judging the classes was British Breeder Lynn Crowden of Woodlander Stud in Wales, who has been breeding and producing successful horses for racing, eventing, jumping and dressage for twenty five years. In addition Lynn is secretary of the Warmblood Breeders-UK Studbook, Chair of the Sports Pony Stud Book (SSPS) and evaluator for the BEF Futurity classes held Nationally across the UK.

Lynn commented that the standard and quality of the Sports Pony Foals was exceptionally high “something to be very proud of ” she announced to the audience prior to revealing her results for the first class.

Pictured Below: ""Elisonna"
"Winner & Champion Of The Sports Ponies"
Pictured right Hugh Patterson receiving his awards from Lynn Crowden
Hugh Patterson receiving his awards from Lynn Crowden

ElisonnaFirst Place in the line up winning the class and the Overall Sports Pony Championship was awarded to the charming dark bay filly foal “Elisonna” owned by Ashley Honeyman of Cupar in Fife. Elisonna scored 9 for conformation canter, and presence with an overall score of 8.8 for movement and a total overall score of 72 points out of 80, sired by Solaris Sport Horses young stallion “Amoureux” (Saros Van T’Gestelhof x Krack C) out of a 1st premium 14.2hh pony mare “Alkatinna” sired by another of studs stallions "Umenno". The filly impressed Lynn with her correctness of limb, exquisite presence and the uplifting quality to her paces. Elisonna had also gained a very high 1st premium at the SSH Mare & Young stock Gradings with the second highest foal score earlier in the year. Her scores claimed her the 1st prize of £50 and Championship prize money of £100 with the additional bonus prize of £25 for being the highest scoring SSH Passported sports pony foal bringing her winnings to £175.

Miami Hourglass
In second place and Reserve Champion sports pony foal was Hugh Patterson of Newton Stewart’, “Miami Hourglass” sired by Wian Master Darron (Downland Wayfarer x Mynach Flower Power) out of the pony mare “Miami Troubles” by Solway Cruise, (the full brother to this years second placed puissance winner at HOYS “Cree Cruiser”) Appropriately named by the white hourglass marking on her face offset by the fillies dark coat, she scored equally high in conformation and Presence with 8.5 points and an overall score for movement of 8 bringing her total to 67 out of 80 points.

Pictured Right Hugh Patterson with "Miami Hourglass"

Third and fourth places with equal scores of 66 points went to Harry Aird of Hanleen Stud’s DF.Carwyne and “Little Miss Button” by Buttons Blue out of “””Country Rose” D.F Carwyne was described as being an exceptionally well developed colt with a lot of power in his canter with a great deal of masculine presence. His sire is the legendary International Grand Prix Show Jumping, Welsh Pony Stallion “Machno Carwyne” out of Dibberford Jabbis. Carwyne showed all the qualities of making a top show jumping pony of the future. Little Miss Buttons gained her place based on the result that no score was below an 8 and was described as being a very useful and correct sports pony of the future.

Another prize for Hugh Patterson, this time fifth place with “Miami Chuckles” an elegant Dun filly again by by “Wian Master Darron” out of the recently deceased 1st premium SSH Mare “Miami Bubbles” full sister to “Miami Troubles” by Solway Cruise. Bubbles was dam of this years third placed loose jumping pony “Bubblegum” and dam also to “Hulabalou” 2009’s highest scoring stallion at the annual SSH stallion Grading by Balougran Z and winner of the 2008 pony loose jumping championship. Bubbles was also dam of “Suds” the highest priced yearling foal sold at Aintree sales last month.

In sixth place was "Scholland Croesan" a skewbald colt, owned & bred by, D.Maas of Scholland Stud, Colinsburgh, sired by SSH sports pony stallion “Copybush Charlie Whisker” x “Trellech Courvoisier” out of an SSH Ster mare “Rushiefauld Bethaney” x “Tullibardine Bonheddwr” dam also to the SSH stallion “Rushiefield Havannah”. “Scholland Croesan” also picked up the prize for being the Highest placed foal by an SSH Stallion and was admired for the lightness to his step.

Sports Horse Foals 2009

With only one entrant in class two the decision was made to combine class two and three into Colts & Fillies Born before 31st May 2009. Thirteen entrants came forwards and once again the high quality forwards was commented upon. The winnerof class 2&3 combined was the elegant long lined chestnut, filly “Clara” sired by Kroongraf x Burggraaf x Amor out of Lillian by Flemmingh owned by J & K , Steel of Perth and bred by the late Margaret Coyle in Ireland. “Clara” obtained high marks for conformation 8.25 with a 9 for canter 8.5 for movement and 8 for presence with an overall score of 67.5 points and went on to take the Reserve Champion of the sports horse foals born in 2009 collecting her total prize money of £100.


Reserve Champion Sports Horse Foal 2009
Hanleen Chaccoa
"Hanleen Stud" takes both second places in the Sports Horse Foal Classes with Hanleen "McFlynn" and “Hanleen Chaccoa” pictured above with daughter Aileen Aird.

Freckleton MaarifaThe second place went to A&H. Aird's “Hanleen Mcflyn” a bay colt by Sir Shutterfly x Silvio, out of Macklin Calista x Calvaro with 66.5 points followed by “Freckleton Maarifa” a chestnut filly by Monte Carlo x Holland, out of Quinta by Quelle owned by P.Rawlings, Aberdeen, bred by Freckleton Stud, Southam, took the third place with 65 points.

“Freckleton Maarifa” Pictured Right

“Miami Boy Cruiser” a bay colt, yet another of Hugh Paterson's home bred stock, sired by SSH stallion “Hootcha Boy” x Tornado, out of “Autumn Cruise” by the late SSH stallion “Goldhills” took fourth place with 61 points and also collected the award of being the Highest placed sports horse foal sired by an SSH stallion.

“Either Way” a Chestnut, filly Sired by the legendary Weltmeyer x World Cup out of a TB mare Sunley Way x Sunley Builds owned & bred by Balcormo Partnership, Leven scored 60 points putting her in 5th position.

The final placing in this class of older foals went to the refined dark bay filly foal “Ebonara” by “Hemmingway” out of the 1st premium mare “Lucy V” by the prolific eventing sire “Blaze O Gold” owned and bred by Mrs .J. Halley of Dunfermline, Ebonara was awarded a first premium at the SSH Gradings earning her dam the Model predicate for having produced three first premium progeny.

EditorSports Horse Foal Champion 2009 "Editor"

Class four for foals born after 31st May found the overall Sports Horse Foal Champion 2009 “Editor” by Darius x Darco x Ramiro owned and bred by Balcormo Partnership. He earned his first place with the overall highest score of the day with 9 for walk canter and presence and a total overall score of 72 points, gaining the first place and Champion prize money of £150 but also the bonus prize money of £25 as the highest placed SSH passported sports horse foal bringing his total to £175.

“Editor’s dam VDL Torrete Isolde by Matterhorn has been a fabulous broodmare for the stud. Her first foal “Zorrette“ by the show jumping sire Indorado won the loose jumping championship in 2007 and is also dam to this years overall sports horse Champion at the Royal Highland Show “Brunette” by Cavalier Royal. Brunette was also the highest scoring SSH mare at the 2009 SSH Gradings.


Cullenbay Aurora

Pictured above "Sports Horse Champion Foal
"Editor" right Lisa Lamb with "Cullenbay Aurora"

The next three foals presented all came very close with a fraction of a point between them but it was the Chestnut filly “Hanleen Chaccoa” by Chacco Blue x Chambertin out of “Fee” by “For Pleasure” once again owned & bred by Hanleen Stud that took the second place scoring 64.33 points and with less than one mark behind him was David and Jacqui Lamb’s’ tall elegant bay filly “Cullenbay Aurora” another daughter of “Amoureux” out of “Arabian Symphony” sired by “Alexander” Jacqui and David made the long journey South from Findochty, Aberdeenshire.

pictured below Alan and Lorna Campbell's
"Sanchanted" by Sandro Hit

In fourth place on an equal score of 63.16 points was Lorna Campbell’s black colt foal by the German Dressage Stallion Sandro Hit, “Sanchanted” out of the stunning black mare “Enchantress” by Demonstrator, a mare that has achieved excellent position within the Stud Book.

Fifth & Sixth places were awarded to two more of Balcormo Studs foals, “Ello Ello” a chestnut filly by the late SSH stallion Secundus x Rigoletto out of “Lotus” by Goodtimes and “Emily Little” another SSH 1st premium bay, filly by VDL Douglas x Darco out of Vinini by VDL Emilion x Wellington.

Jackie Low-Mitchell receiving her Trophy and Awards from Lynn Crowden The foal show also provided the ideal opportunity to present this years Mare & Young stock Grading awards, with Jackie Low-Mitchell receiving her cash prize of £250, trophy and sash for breeding the highest graded SSH mare “Brunette” who scored an overall 80%. Jackie was also presented with her cash prize and rosette for breeding the highest graded SSH colt foal “Ere Am I” sired by the SSH stallion “Calvaro”

Pictured Right Jackie Low-Mitchell receiving her Trophy and Awards from Lynn Crowden

A prize of £50 for the highest graded SSH Gelding owned and presented by Molly Barclay went to the Palomino Pony “Andy Pandy” also bred by Balcormo Stud sired by the late “Court Jestar” out of Silver. Andy Pandy scored an overall of 78% with equally high marks of 8 for conformation, trot and canter.

In addition the prestigious Central Breeders Prefix Award was presented to Mr Hugh Patterson for his life time contribution to breeding and in recognition of the prefix “Miami” with a special “Owner” Award for “Miami Roberto”

The nominated horse, Miami Roberto, a dun colt was "North of the border foal show"  champion in 2008 at the same show Hugh also took reserve with Miami “Sandyman” and in 2007 produced the Sports Pony Champion Foal “Miami Goldrush” Over the last few years Hugh has dominated the foal show with his pony foals taking  numerous top places, Championship & Reserve titles.
Andy PandyHugh now in his 70's, has been a prolific breeder of SSH Sport Ponies, which now go by the Miami prefix. He has consistently produced National JA ponies, working hunters, Inhand and Loose Jumping Champions as well as 1st premium stock. His most recent success is that of “Cree Crusier” sired by the late SSH stallion Goldhills but also produced the Gold medallist at the European Championships in Italy “Miami Gold” by SSH stallion “Hocki” out of a daughter of Hugh’s foundation mare “Chippie, a mare of unknown breeding, suspected welsh x arab who is now in her late 20s and can be found in the pedigrees of the majority of Hugh’s blood stock.


Pictured Left "Andy Pandy" Highest Graded Gelding at the mare and youngtsock gradings 2009




The Scottish Sports Horse would once again like to express their gratitude to all of its breeders for attending this event and wish you all the very best for the future. A very special thank you to Lynn Crowden for making the journey to Scotland as her input and comments were invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Photographs Couretsy of Jim Crichton

Next Event the Scottish Sports Horse Loose Jumping Championship 2009 at Ingliston Equestrian & Country Club Thursday the 3rd December 2009 commencing 6.30pm with fun auction and initial judging of conformation.


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