Lynn Russell’s 2015 season updates
The season’s tally at the end of May has risen to 20 wins, 4 championships and two reserve championships to date. My novice cobs and novice racehorse have between them accounted for 12 of the wins and one of the championships. The other championships going to the more experienced horses. The HOYS qualifiers are getting underway and I’ve had an early success with Cleaghmore Boy who has qualified for HOYS in the coloured Native/Cob/Traditional > 148 cm.
I now have a full complement of RIHS qualifications:
- Wolf – HW Cobs
- Cappa Sham – Maxi Cobs, Coloured Nat/Trad/Cobs
- Volantis – LW Cobs, Coloured Nat/Trad/Cobs
- Cleaghmore Boy – HW Cobs, Coloured Nat/Trad/Cobs
Both racehorses have qualified for their national finals:
- Dorton – RoR Jockey Club Novice Championship
- Decimate – RoR Tattersalls Show Horse Final
News from the Shows
CHAPS South East May 4th
Cleaghmore Boy qualified for HOYS 2015 at this very well supported qualifier. He took the Native/Cob/Traditional > 148 cm title in a very strong class.
Heathfield Show – May 23rd
It was four wins out of four classes at Heathfield this year. Volantis and Cleaghmore Boy won their respective RIHS LW and HW Cob qualifiers and Cleaghmore Boy was Cob Champion. Decimate and the novice Dorton won their respective RoR classes (the Tattersalls RoR Show Horse and Jockey Club RoR Novice Show Horse) and Decimate was ex-Racehorse Champion
Herts County – May 24th
Herts County was Wolf’s day. He won the RIHS HW Cob qualifier and went on to take the Reserve Championship. Surrey County – May 25th Decimate repeated his success from Heathfield winning the Tattersalls RoR Show Horse at Surrey County. Wolf also repeated his success taking the Reserve Cob Championship. The novice cob Volantis took 2nd place in the Lightweight Division.
Royal Bath & West – May 27th/28th
My novice maxi, Cappa Sham pulled out all the stops to win the Novice Cobs and take 2nd in his first HOYS class in the main ring.