Champion a real stunner
Equine beauties on show at Gayndah
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.