Devon County 2012

Uploaded : 31 May 12

The first show proper for 2012 is our local Devon County. Having to enter these shows so far in advance is always tricky when foals haven't been born by the closing date. Anyway entries were duly made and preparations got well under way. By the law of averages some of the proposed team will drop by the wayside for one reason or another. This year no one dropped out, coughed or wheezed and so 3 lorries were loaded and team Langaller set forth. First representitive was Karen Lightelm's Dancing Queen by Prince Of Darkness. She had a successful season with us as a 3 year old small hunter in 2010 and this year has a foal at foot by Woodvean Midnight Blue. Although a small class numerically she stood second to a very prolific Small Hunter mare of Jamie Frost's called Penny Whistle. Her foal stood 2nd too, a very good 1st show for both of them. In the open Hunter Mare class Chantry Clover Girl made her debut as a broodmare a winning one. She is a lovely mare who has evented up until last spring when she came to us to be covered andwe agreed to keep her for the show team. She has a colt foal at foot by Catherston Liberator who stood a creditable 2nd. The thrid of the broodmares was Di' Sexon's Tawstock Fedora who was so consistant last season as a 3 year old. She duly won her Riding Horse Broodmare class with her filly foal, Tawstock Martha by Colbeach Nightnight at foot. To our delight the home bred Trenavey Rational Choice by Weld won the 3 year old class and the Riding Horse Championship. Our Connemara stallion Newtown Pedro stood second to the Queen's Highland pony who went on to be eventual Cuddy winner in the M and M In Hand class and won the Connemara Breeding Championship. He followed that by being 2nd in the M and M Ridden class to a New Forest, again making him the top Connemara.
The Cuddy qualifier on the Saturday was very exciting as we had in fact 3 seperate contenders forward: The Hunter Broodmare Champion, The Riding Horse Champion and the Connemara Champion.
Each behaved well and showed themselves off. To my delight, as much for Stephen as for the horse, Trenavey Rational Choice was pulled forward in to the final 6. Hearts started to race as he was then pulled into the last 3. The Highland pony belonging to the Queen was tipped to win and she did. Well done Ma'am! Stephen was 2nd reserve. Its always good to do well at our local show.