Toux at the 32nd. Irish Draught Breed Show

As our horsebox cools down after a blustery trip home from the 32nd Irish Draught Breed Show at Onley Equestrian Centre near Rugby I was handed a scribbled note from the assistant to the assistant sub editor!

The two youngsters which Ann recently sold were at the Show, Toux Ula and Toux Tilly, and they both really did well. Also in the Aberdeenshire entourage were Toux Omar and Bulwark Lady Luck who sire is Caerba Legacy. 

 Here  is Omar doing what he loves best! Thanks to Real Time Imaging and there are even more photos of Omar on their website. Not bad for a TWIN. As for the three grooms that attended I gather from the giggles that they had sufficient to drink and eat and generally had a super time.

So 3 horses out of 6 in the Filly Young Stock Class where out of Caerba Legacy. Toux Ula, 2 year old, was Female Champion. Ann recieved many favourable comments about Ula especially from the Irish who thought she she was best horse of the Show. But her age and lack of competition experience burst her bubble in the end. But there will be other years.

Omar was highest placed owner breeder in all of his 3 Classes which included I D Gelding in hand and  Show Cob. But his excitement did run away with himself as he bucked twice whilst the Judge was riding him ~ silly boy. But then he obviously was enjoying the party.

Toux Tilly and Sharon were awarded the plate for the furthest travelled to the Show.

The best part was that everyone got home safely and the horsebox did it’s bit without breaking down, thumbs up for Volvo even through the wind and rain from Katrina was a bit much and closed the main Scottish bridges on the way home. The horses arrived back without even sweating up. Thanks to Sam W for putting these words together. 13th SEptember


Irish Draught at New Deer Show

We were quite pleased with our showing results from New Deer Show last weekend. It is important that youngsters get out to a party every so often. Most of them go to a show with their mums and then by themselves once they look decent as 2 or 3 year olds. Sounds a bit like a human thing as it is important part of their education!

 Toux Ula 3rd in Colt, Filly or Gelding 2-3 years old with Toux Tilly 5th.

March Menna was 1st in Grade 1 Irish Draught Mare with or without foal.

Then in the Irish Draught Grade 1, Sport Horse or Purebred, 1, 2, 3 year old Toux Ula was 2nd and Toux Tilly 4th.

Sorry I haven’t got into photos yet, but should be more up to speed by next week.

Thanks to Vikki, Jennifer and Sam for your help.

During the Grand Parade of the Horses Ann was seen standing using her mobile phone which looked quite bad, but it turned out she was negotiating the sale of Toux Tilly between two spectators around the ring. She is now sold and of up along the Moray coast. That must be a first!

Next show is Banchory so maybe we will see you there so come up a say hello.

Otherwise it has been a quite week and we started a new batch of chickens on Thursday so we are back to a normal routine again. But that is not strictly correct as we start foal watching soon as one is due any day.

23rd July