Successful return for IDHBA horse show
MARLTON Stud was the setting for the return of the Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association (IDHBA) Wicklow Branch show.
THE show was very well supported having taken a break from action last year.
The judges for the occasion were Mary-Anne Casey, John Walsh, Timothy Wilson, Sarah Hall, Robert Draper and John Butler.
There were also some Wicklow winners among the champions. Brian Murphy from Arklow won the supreme championship on the Irish Draught stallion Gortfree Lakeside Lad, with Maeve Holohan’s broodmare champion Clonkelly Lucky standing as reserve.
Tom Medlycott from Roundwood won the filly foal class and reserve champion foal.
A new award for Young Show Person of the Year was presented to sisters Sophie and Chloe Mars of Swords.
The Committee were delighted with the excellent entries for the show, especially as it didn’t take place last year. Thanks were also passed on to all who supported the show, as exhibitors, sponsors or volunteers, as well as the judges, stewards and helpers.
Owen Cullen from Newtownmountkennedy presenting the ‘Cullen Communications Trophy’ to Danny Molloy winner of the brood mare with foal.
Brian Murphy from Arklow who won the supreme championship on the Irish Draught stallion Gortfree Lakeside Lad receiving his trophy from judge Mary Ann Casey.
Tom Medlycott from Roundwood who won the filly foal class and reserve champion foal. The foal was shown by Mario Samborski from Callowhill, Newtownmountkennedy.