While Fair Hill was wrapping up with the show jumping we were at Loch Moy starter trial with tomorrow's champions. We had three first timers in the beginner novice with Chris Talley as their Jockey.
Popeye, Westphalian Pony Stallion
All are imported horses; Mighty Midas owned by Charlotte Collis is a 4 year old Irish Sport horse Sired by Shannondale Sarco out a Cruising mare. Midas was bred to gallop and jump and showed huge promise cruising around without hesitation.
Next we had Popeye, the Westphalian pony stallion importedfrom Germany as a dressage horse and owned by Summit Sport Horses, who is now making his eventing debut as the newest edition to team Woodstock. Popeye was foot perfect showing his bravery, talent and ride-ability.
Finally we had Shannondale Sergio (video clip above), a 4 year old Irish Sport Horse also by Shannondale Sarco out of a Cavalier Royale dam. He was brought over as an unbroken 3 year old this time last year after winning the 3 year old free jumping final at Millstreet Show in Ireland. He showed his class all day finishing on his dressage score for a top placing.
Next stop is Waredacca Horse Trials. See you there! Ryan