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Sapphire Classic HOYS winner 2014

Well where do we start?!

Classic and Thomma being called forward as the winners
Classic and Thomma being called forward as the winners

We have had the most fantastic season anyone could wish for with our two Shetlands, Sapphire Classic and Brinleyview Camanchee. To be fair mum has always said that some judges think (esp non-Shetland judges) that a typical correct Shetland is big and black – and we will always get some who cannot see passed Camanchee’s colour. So her answer was to send both stallions to Debbie Barr.

Classic and Thomma in the championship in the main arena
Classic and Thomma in the championship in the main arena

With Camanchee or should we say Chee man winning Royal International and the NFU Mutual championship in the NPS Summer Championships (even being ridden by the judge!) we didn’t think we could get any better. We hoped for a top 5 in HOYS and repeat is best Shetland title of 2012 – so as you can imagine after a foot perfect show and looking fabulous when he wasn’t in the top 11 we were a little disappointed. But Classic and Thomma were still there and the placings were revealed in reverse order, once they got up to second (which was Alice Barr on the dartmoor Okeleat Navigator (owned by David Hodge, Julian Walters & Debbie Barr’s) we didn’t think we were in contention. I think we will all live that moment a million times in our heads when Classic was announced as the winner – in fact it gave me goose bumps writing this!

Thomma Shepherd rode him superbly as always. Debbie has done an amazing job producing these ponies for us and Classic has really matured and is going so well. I have to say watching him work in the night before – he has never looked or gone so well. Not sure where his gallop has come from?!

Huge thank you to Debbie Barr, Angela Pallett, Mandy Shepherd and all the girls (you know who you are!) for making 2014 so special.

Classic and Thomma winning HOYS
Classic and Thomma winning HOYS


We were also lucky enough to qualify Chee man for the CHAPS class on the Sunday of HOYS but unfortunately Shetlands were not the judges favourite breed so he wasn’t in the top 10 but he looked fabulous.


Chee Hoys Ridden Dartmoor, Exmoor & Shetland
Chee Hoys Ridden Dartmoor, Exmoor & Shetland


Brinleyview Camanchee partnered with Gemma Pallett has had a few weeks beyond our imagination!

1st New Forest Olympia & Reserve Champion

1st New Forest HOYS CHAPS & Reserve Champion

1st RIHS small breeds

1st NFU Ridden NPS Summer Champs



Firstly he was filmed by the BBC for the Royal Welsh where he won the inhand stallion class

Chee winning Royal Welsh
Chee winning Royal Welsh

He then went on to New Forest show the following tuesday to stand Reserve Champion in the Olympia qualifier with Gemma.

He then went back to New Forest on the Thursday for the HOYS CHAPS class which he again won and went reserve champion.

He then went onto to Royal International where he WON the small breeds final!

We are beyond proud of him and Gemma!

Chee at Royal International
Chee at Royal International
Chee winning RIHS
Chee winning RIHS


Chee at RIHS
Chee at RIHS

NPS Area 25

Camanchee won the HOYS ridden Dartmoor/Exmoor Shetland and is now off to HOYS for the 3rd year running!

Max was 3rd in the HOYS workers after jumping a fabulous clear and even came 8th in a huge HOYS flat class – such a clever pony!

Midland Welsh Pony & Cob Show

Penstrumbly Last Train aka Tim went showing with Liz and was Supreme Champion ridden and Champion Gelding! Well done Timothy!

Llanrhidian Show

Red Indian won the Shetland stallion class and was champion Shetland

Max won the ridden M&M and was reserve Champion

Phoebe (clever fell pony) won the inhand M&M large breeds – 3 ponies 3 firsts!

National Welsh Shetland Show

Red Indian of Catchpool won the Chaps Inhand class and was 2nd to his dad in the coloured stallion class

Brinleyview Camanchee 1st inhand stallion & champion, 1st open ridden & champion, 1st chaps ridden & champion & Silver medal champion under saddle with Lucinda Dargavel.

Hagrid of Catchpool won the yearling class in the coloured section and was Junior Champion.

Dumbledore of Catchpool was 3rd in the Novice inhand class

Lincoln County Show

Max was 4th after a very good clear in very wet muddy ring at 8pm at night! That was a long journey home!

Royal Three Counties

Max was 3th after a good clear but I did struggle with my hand, thankfully the tight turn was left handed otherwise I would not have managed it!

West Wales Mini Extravaganza

Camanchee was Champion shetland and won the most fabulous sashes and rosettes!

NPS Area 7

Max won the Royal International workers and was Reserve Champion! Such a good boy!