Bright future for Charlotte and Dark Sky
A new star appeared at the Redwings Charity Show at Topthorn Equestrian Centre.
Despite a record turnout with over 380 class entries and 180 horses, ponies and donkeys competing, Charlotte Morrall and her own Dark Sky stole the show, taking the Ridden Hunter, In-Hand Hunter, Working Hunter and the Ring One and Ring Four Championships before going Supreme at their first outing. They now have multiple tickets for the Royal London Show.
The Reserve spot went to Diana Dunstan's stunning donkey jack Avoncroft Comanche, winner of the Youngstock class in Ring Five. The donkey classes were well supported with Carole Travell's Trinitas Alexander McQueen going reserve in the Donkey Championship.
Another combination causing a stir were Rosie Wilson and her stunning cob Redwings Master Blaster ( Pongo) who dominated the Coloured classes, taking both In-Hand and Ridden as well as Ridden Best Rescue before storming to the Ring Two and Ring Three Championships. Pongo was rescued by Redwings with a horrendous tethering wound but since finding guardians Sam and Rosie Wilson has gone from strength to strength.
The TARRA classes saw the Carters' Quocosidur first in both the In-Hand and Ridden competitions while Kerry Wilmot's Temple Guess What took the Veteran Ridden, Lizzie Meadows' 27-year-old Mrs Tiggywinkle took the Veteran Plus Ridden and In-Hand while Louise Curtis and Daichristu Jack the Lad took the Pre Veteran Ridden and the Ring One Reserve.