FORGET for a minute those fabulous, flashy continental warmbloods and consider a cob! At Oldencraig, Surrey, recently the wonderfully named “Black Bottoms”, and his happy owner Claire Hayes, won the challenging novice 39 qualifier and went home with a frame-able plus-75% sheet.
Judge Bridget Beresford-Wright complimented the combination on their balanced canter and the horse’s obedience and suppleness. Claire commented: “It’s ridiculous how happy it makes you when your horse gets that kind of recognition. The novice 39 is the hardest test I’ve ever done, but ‘B’ tries so hard all the time, you . . .
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