This annual event which has been kindly organised by Toby & Evie Hickman for the past 11 years, the show attracts a large number of quality youngstock and is certainly a date in the calendar many simply wouldn’t miss! Originally started as a means of promoting the moorbred foals and to generate interest from prospective buyers, the show has gone from strength to strength with it’s move from the moor to Cannington College at Bridgewater encouraging breeders of youngstock from much further afield.
Top, supreme honours were awarded to the exquisite moorbred 2 year old colt, Anchor Ginger Ale, owned and bred by David and Emma Wallace who run the Anchor herd over Winsford Hill on Exmoor. David told us “We’re thrilled with Ginger Ale, we hope very much he’ll go on to represent the herd under saddle in a few years time as a ridden stallion”. The reserve supreme went to the 2
year old filly who stood second to Anchor Ginger Ale in his class, Hawkwell Goldikova, owned by Alison and Peter Yates from Bridport, Dorset. ‘Olga’ is also moorbred, having been purchased as a foal from her breeders, John & Ann Western and this was her second reserve supreme award of the year after success at the Somerset Area Show for the Exmoor Pony Society.
The foal classes were large, with quality coming forward from both on and off the moors. The up country foal and supreme foal championships were awarded to Hardicott Yorkie, bred near Tavistock in Devon by Antonia Tuckett, this strong, upstanding colt stood out to judge, David Brewer. The moorbred champion and reserve supreme foal championship was awarded to Anchor Illusion, another colt born to the Exmoor based herd owned by David & Emma Wallace. Samford Courtenay based breeder, Wendy Vint’s filly foal, Dunkery Fulveta won the upcountry filly foal class and took the reserve upcountry foal championship, shown by Wendy’s daughter, Joanna Webber. Reserve in the moorbred section was awarded to Carol Bigge’s Prince Ferdinand.