Suc­cess­ful re­turn for IDHBA horse show

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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