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
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.
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
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
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 Stud" takes both second places
in the Sports Horse Foal Classes with Hanleen "McFlynn"
and “Hanleen Chaccoa” pictured above with daughter
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.
“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.
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.
Pictured above "Sports Horse
"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.
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.
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
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.
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