Highland Pony Society News

14.07.2015 11:19 Age: 2 yrs

The ‘Brechin’ Breed Show 2015

Category: General, HPS News, Secretary's Notice Board

(Full results below inc HOYS)

For the first time, the HPS Breed Show was held at Brechin Castle Equestrian, Angus. Despite concerns about this venue being further from the central belt, the event seems to have been a great success. The show area is huge and yet, the organisers managed to ensure that all the rings were easily accessed from the adjacent lorry and car parking areas and even the event stabling had an overview of the rings. Spectators at the ringside were three deep at one stage! We were delighted to be joined by Mrs Nancy McIntosh, a former President of the Society, for the presentation of the In Hand Championship awards.


The Council of the Society is most grateful to all the judges, four of whom came from the south of England, and to the stewards and other officials who so kindly gave their day to support the event. The generosity of the sponsors is very much appreciated.


The principal sponsor, Mr Gareth Curle of Curle & Co Accountants (www.curleco.com) , was present throughout the day and Mr Mike Blair of Gillespie Macandrew (www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk) thoroughly enjoyed his visit to the show.


We were pleased to have two equestrian trade stands: Natalie of Forlands Healthcare Ltd (www.forlandshealthcare.co.uk) brought her stand from the south with a terrific selection of products including rugs and headcollars to suit the Highland ‘figure’. Also present was Susan Ramsay of Vin Rouge Equestrian who gave awards for the Young Handler classes and a good donation towards the Equine Grass Sickness Fund.


Three photographers from Sinclair Photography were present throughout the day and didn't miss a single rider or class. Photos will be available very shortly on this link: www.sinclairphotography.co.uk/online-albums/albums/46223


A Lucky Draw was arranged with several prizes, the first of which was a hamper from Botanica – Natures Healing Remedy (www.botanica.ie). Over £120 was raised for the Equine Grass Sickness Fund from this.


Full results are here.