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Dales Show a big draw
2:59pm Friday 9th August 2013 in Sport
EQUINE enthusiasts from far and wide enjoyed an annual show last weekend.
Around 120 horses and ponies were exhibited in the Dales Pony Society summer breed show at Streatlam Farm, near Barnard Castle.
The event is the second of two breed shows organised by the society in the dale each year and featured in-hand, ridden and driving classes.
The overall show champion was ten-year-old brood mare, Westwick Mixture, bred and exhibited by D&A Eccles, of Middleton-in-Teesdale, who also had the overall best foal, which yet to be named, and best section pony with 12-yearold mare Westwick Patience.
Eight-year-old gelding mare Tudor Primrose, bred and exhibited by D Harrison, of Spennymoor, was the reserve champion. Mr Harrison also had the overall best gelding with six-year-old Tudor Raven.
Youngstock champion was three-year-old filly Castle Hill Rose, bred and exhibited by C Crow, of Wakefield.
The ridden champion was five-year-old gelding Vindamora Sweet William, bred and exhibited by E McGinley, of Ebchester.
And the driving champion was 13-year-old gelding Highcroft Merlin, bred by J Daley & Sons, of Spennymoor, and exhibited by Jodie Carr, of Seaham.