South Essex Insurance Brokers
SEARCH FOR A STAR
Horse of the Year Show 2003
and Floods Fail To Deter "Search" Hopefuls
weather conditions, including constant thunder and lightning together
with flooding, failed to deter South Essex Insurance Brokers "Search
for a Star" competitors at their last chance to compete at
the Horse of the Year Show.
were at the Richmond Equestrian Centre in Yorkshire for the last
selection day in the current series. "Conditions were absolutely
awful, but the horses were wonderful, even when they were waiting
in their boxes outside," said organiser Nicolina MacKenzie,
equestrian marketing manager for South Essex.
it was a worthwhile journey from Huddersfield for Rebecca Brierley
and her cob, Barney Rubble V. The pair had failed by one place to
qualify in Lancashire earlier in the series - "so I thought
I would have one last go." They came first in their class to
clinch their place at the Horse of the Year Show, due to be held
at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, on September 17-21.
in the Riding Club Show Horse section was Euginie, ridden by Jane
Walker. "I have always had an ambition to ride at the Horse
of the Year Show and this is a life's ambition come true for me,"
nine-year-old Working Hunter, Whinfell Mr Christian, has come a
long way since he was champion foal at the Royal Show. He represented
the Bedale Pony Club in both dressage and horse trials and has now
clinched a Birmingham place for his 17-year-old owner, Chloe Reynard.