Fezzi­wig tri­umphs

An ac­coun­tant wins the star prize and an Ir­ish draught is top cob

Horse & Hound - - Showing -

THE 21st SEIB Search For A Star (SFAS) cham­pi­onship was con­sid­ered one of the high­est in qual­ity, and the over­all ti­tle went to Lynsey Lawrence on her win­ning hunter Mista Fezzi­wig (Ralph, pic­ture one).

“We just missed out on qual­i­fy­ing last year as Ralph wouldn’t set­tle, so we’ve done lots of clin­ics to make him less sen­si­tive,” said Lynsey, who bought her Se­quels Samista eight-year-old as a year­ling.

“He’s a lovely stamp and we think we’ve found a star of the fu­ture,” was the as­sess­ment of judge Robert Oliver.

Re­serve was nail tech­ni­cian El­lie Sim­monds with her six-yearold rid­ing horse win­ner He­vans For­ever In My Life (two).

“She looks through her bri­dle, sits up and goes from her shoul­der,” said ride-judge Katie Jer­ram-Hunnable.

The cob ti­tle went to six-yearold Ir­ish draught Take A Chance On Mr Grey (six), whose rider Char­lotte Bun­yard is on a gap year. Emma Grimes’ tra­di­tional Ir­ish cob Ebony And Lace (three), rid­den by Karen Oliver, topped the work­ing show ponies.

“She bit me when I first looked at her as if to say, ‘ei­ther buy me or sod off ’,” smiled Emma.

Mar­lon Brando (four), owned by Danielle Swain and rid­den by her daugh­ter Maisie, lifted the work­ing show horse ti­tle, while Natasha Anglin’s Pend­ley Coun­try­man (Danni Wa­ter­man, five) topped the hacks.

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