Saturday & Sunday
Yesterday sat nav died and as I was driving up close to Stanstead that evening rushed into Chippenham to buy a new one, fantastic so easy, no hitches and so arrived at Holiday Inn for the night, enjoyed a meal with the other judges and talked of our experiences, sublime to the ridiculous over our years of judging. I had a very comfortable night and after breakfast at 7.30am left for the Eastern WPCA Show only 10 minutes down the road. After judging two ridden classes, small classes but lovely ponies I relaxed for the rest of the day until I judged The Supreme In-hand. Thank you to the judges who judged the five sections as beautiful champion ponies & cobs came before me, in my eyes on the day there was an outstanding section “D” Cob and section “B” filly, in that order they were placed supreme youngstock champions and then no change they were Supreme & Reserve Supreme of the Show. Sorry I don’t know the name of the Supreme but know that Reserve Supreme Champion was a Thistledown pony, I am sure someone will soon post who they were.
I would like to mention the people who brought their cobs forward at the end of very long day for The Young Judges Competition; I had two really competent young judges who will now go forward to the Young Judges competition at National Welsh Championship Show in August.
It was a round trip of over 300 miles, arriving home at 8pm
I would like to add that my busy years as President Elect & as President could only be possible because of Molly who looks after the home, dogs, bottle fed lambs and any ponies that receive hard feed and to Burt who keeps an eye open all around the farm, I cannot thanks them enough.
Also Forlan Honey Rhythm & Forlan Honey Buzzard were very successful today in-hand & ridden.