Cleveland Bay Showcase Proves Huge Success
year's prestigious Cleveland Bay Horse Society King George V Cup
was a huge success.
annual competition to find the Champion Cleveland Bay Premium Stallion
was held at York Livestock Centre with nine of the 11 eligible stallions
them they represented most of the valuable bloodlines within the
breed as well as the wide geographical spread that the breed has
in the UK.
year's judge Roy Raikes-May travelled from Gwent to take on the
task. His stallion, Laughton Saladin was the retiring champion.
Raikes-May, judge for the Cleveland Bay Stallion Show and his wife
Margaret present the King George V cup to the champions Joanne Firth
and High Park Schoffield .
Photo by Roy Parker
much deliberation the two youngest horses were chosen as Champion
was the five-year-old High Park Schoffield, bred by John Readman
and owned by Joanne Firth from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.
Reserve award went to Tregoyd Journeyman, a four-year-old homebred
by Colin and Margaret Green from Powys.
are son and grandson of the famous Storthhouse Temptation who produced
many successful pure and part bred Cleveland Bay offspring and who
himself won the King George V, four times between 1981 and 1987.
from as far a field as Durham and the Isle of Wight competed for
the prestigious trophy that was presented to the breed 78 years
ago by King George V at that time.