Cham­pion a real stun­ner

Equine beau­ties on show at Gayn­dah

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

HORSES and their rid­ers were go­ing through their paces dur­ing the led classes at the Gayn­dah Show on Satur­day.

Judge Sue Sut­cliffe named Bre­anna Jame­son’s Royal Ra­di­ance as the Aus­tralian stock­horse cham­pion in the led class, and Blod­wen Al­lan’s Doongul as re­serve cham­pion.

“In the Aus­tralian stock­horse, I’m look­ing for some­thing that is work­ing,” Sut­cliffe said.

“They’ve got to be able to do a few miles in the sad­dle and just travel well – travel neatly, tidily, calmly.

“The cham­pion mare was ab­so­lutely beau­ti­ful – she was stunning to look at, she was well put to­gether (with) very nice con­fir­ma­tion on the horse.

“The re­serve Aus­tralian stock­horse was the stal­lion and he was just a good type of work­ing horse.”

Royal Ra­di­ance also won Class 67, the reg­is­tered rid­ing pony (mare or filly), with Suzette Halt on Bax­ter’s Flirt­ing Fairy placed sec­ond.

A com­peti­tor in rid­ing and hack­ing, Suzette ex­plained her mount’s name.

“Bax­ter is her mum or dad’s name, and her sta­ble name is Rosie,” Is­abelle said.

“I started rid­ing when I was, like, five and we had a horse farm.

“I said to mum, ‘mum, I want to horse ride’.

“I re­ally like cow-chas­ing on one of my other horses, jump­ing and show­ing.”

Her younger sis­ter Is­abelle was rid­ing Dal­gan­gal Sleet.

“My favourite event is show­ing – I think it’s just nice to be pretty,” she said

“Rid­ing is about just hav­ing fun and giv­ing ev­ery­thing a go.”

While the Halt sis­ters com­peted, Isabella Bryant was warm­ing up her palomino Darcy.

Sched­uled to com­pete in rider and hack­ing classes, Isabella was hop­ing to re­peat some of last year’s suc­cesses, which saw her win re­serve cham­pion in a led class, sec­ond in rider class and third in a hack­ing class.

A rider of five years stand­ing, she was de­lighted to be com­pet­ing with Darcy.

“He’s very pretty, quiet; you don’t see many palomi­nos around in the shows,” she said.

Sue Sut­cliffe The cham­pion mare was ab­so­lutely beau­ti­ful


LED CLASS: Isabella Bryant with her palomino Darcy at the 2015 Gayn­dah Show.

CHAM­PION: Bre­anna Jame­son's Royal Ra­di­ance was named cham­pion Aus­tralian stock­horse in the led class.

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