Saturday 27th April – Show Day at Bicton Arena
Sport Horse Breeding (GB) South West Launches New Horse Show
An exciting new horse show will be taking place at Bicton Arena, Devon on April 27th 2019. The show, run under the umbrella of Sport Horse Breeding (GB), will be the launch of Sport Horse Breeding (GB) South West, section of the society initiated by showing and breeding enthusiasts Charles Upham, Laura Hamilton and Yvette James, as a new regional area focus of the national studbook and horse showing.
Straight from the horse’s mouth, Founder of the section Charles Upham believes there is a wealth of talent lurking in the South West equestrian World. “Some of the Best competition horses are bred and produced in the South West. We have started the regional branch of SHB (GB) to encourage and promote the abundance of equine talent in the South West and to embrace the enthusiasm of both amateur and professionals alike,” said Charles, who runs the Langaller Stud near Bovey Tracey. “We are so lucky to have the beautiful Bicton Arena within our area and they have been tremendously supportive of the venture.”
Gallery - SHB (GB) South West inaugural Show
You do not have to be a member to take part and all are welcome, even from outside the Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall geographical region.
The day starts with pre-booked separate sessions of a Clinic given by showing supremo and current HOYS Supreme Champion rider Jayne Ross. Each clinic will be relaxed and informative and is designed to help both horse and rider improve their individual display and way of going. Also, as each section is limited to just six combinations it will also be an ideal opportunity for a one-to-one discussion on type, suitability and correct turnout and tack. Top tips from a top professional. A second ring will provide classes for breeding youngstock and mares in Hunter/Light Horse/Sport Horse/Coloured and Irish Draught sections while a full schedule of ridden showing classes will start later in the day.
“This show will give everyone the ideal opportunity to blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a great first run before the County Show season starts, so do come and join us,” says Charles. ”Bring your young horse, new horse or established horse and have some fun. No, you don’t have to be a member to take part, although we are awarding sashes to those who are members and highest placed in each class.”
With generous sponsorship kindly donated by local individuals and businesses, the show offers over £3000 in prize money as well as plenty of rosettes and sashes. There will be Talent Spotting for TSR during the Clinic and a Golden Ticket for worthy amateurs during the showing classes.
Jayne Ross who is delivering the clinic as trainer is reigning HOYS Supreme Champion
Talent Spotting for TSR during the Clinic and awarding a Golden Ticket during the showing classes.
The regional association (South West) club of the UK wide Sport horse Breeding of Great Britain (which itself has charitable status and was founded in 1886 as H.I.S.; Patron Her Majesty The Queen) is often referred to by acronym as SHB (GB). Hence the name of our club/branch South West SHB(GB) which is the brainchild of Charles Upham. Its purpose is to promote and celebrate the breeding and competing of horses in the South West of the UK. Particularly counties Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and Dorset. Established in February, the inaugural show and training clinic formally launches the regional club on Saturday 27th April 2019 at Bicton Arena.
The committee of South West SHB (GB) themselves are enthusiastic owners, exhibitors and breeders of show horses and enjoy some success doing so. They are a friendly, approachable team and eager to promote enjoyment of horses with members and non-members alike.
SHB (GB) South West aims to run yard visits, conformation clinics and social events throughout the summer culminating in an awards dinner at the end of the season.
Celebrating the Enjoyment of Breeding and Showing Horses in the South West
For more information or to arrange interviews or attend our shows and clinic call Yvette James 07751 521848 or Charles Upham 07812 103448.
To take part you do not have to be a member, although members are recognised and awarded.