Mare competes for biggest in-hand showing prize

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THE biggest prize in equestrian's in-hand showing world will be decided at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham this weekend.

Eastlands Rashiebrae, owned by Dianna and John Staveley of Eskdalemuir and shown by Jessica Walsh at the Royal Highland Show this summerCredit: Libertus Hallenkamo
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Eastlands Rashiebrae, owned by Dianna and John Staveley of Eskdalemuir and shown by Jessica Walsh at the Royal Highland Show this summerCredit: Libertus Hallenkamo

The Cuddy supreme in-hand championship will be contested by a Connemara mare from Eskdalemuir who faces 21 other contenders, all crowned champions at shows around the country this summer.

Dianna and John Staveley's Eastlands Rashiebrae earned her ticket at the Great Yorkshire Show in July and gave them their first ticket to HOYS as owners and producer Jessica Walsh who will show the nine-year-old Rashie in the ring.

Dianna said that Jessica was the only woman and only amateur in the ring at the Great Yorkshire and they did not expect to win. There were hundreds of horses there.

The mare, by Lockinge Frederick and out of Bardsey Trinket, is a prolific winner in the show ring.

A few weeks ago at the National Pony Society championship show in Malvern Rashie won the gold medal for the ridden pony of the year.

This year she won the in-hand at the Royal Highland, a feat she has achieved five times, and she has won at the Great Yorkshire four times.

Dianna, who will be ringside in Birmingham with John this Friday, said: "She is a brave pony and she's a star in her own right.

"She's the only pony to have won gold medals for ridden and in-hand. She will be a cracking brood mare.

"She will come back here for the winter; she needs to relax and she'll go hunting with the Liddesdale."

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:46AM
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