For A Star
Horse of the Year Show 2003
Price' Ex-Racehorse Earns HOYS Place
Julie Farrell and her business partner Hilary Curtis went to the
Ascot sales they had only £10 between them and were on a "girls
they finished the day as owners of a Thoroughbred out of racing.
Now, after a South Essex Insurance Brokers "Search for a Star"
selection day, the horse, Millimetre, has booked them a place at
this year's Horse of the Year Show.
and I went to Ascot for a girls day out," said Julie. "We
saw this horse in a box and liked him and when he came into the
ring to be sold we were stunned at the low price. So we bought him.
we had to rush back home, organise the money and return with a horse
box. When we got back there was only the auctioneer and our horse
left on site!"
success came at the Search for a Star selection day held at the
West Wiltshire Equestrian Centre, when Millimetre, ridden by Emily
Curtis, took one of the two Horse the Year Show places in the Riding
and Julie's celebrations were two-fold. Their pony, Hindleap Sweet
William, ridden by 14-year-old Charley Sale also qualified in the
Pony class. Charley missed her chance last year when she broke her
arm just before the qualifier.
competition is designed and organised by South Essex Insurance Brokers
to give amateur owners and riders an opportunity to compete at the
prestigious Birmingham show, which will be held this year on September
the Riding Club Show Horse class, Holly Badenoch crowned a successful
week by taking one of the HOYS places with her horse, Ruyton Finnegan.
days before the pair had been on the Bath Riding Club team which
qualified for the Riding Club Championships.
Johnson was over the moon with her Cob, Maguire's success. "He'll
do anything for me since I've nursed him through two tendon and
a suspensory ligament injuries," she said.