Adaccio scores another first in Search for a Star
Browning, from St Peter Port, Guernsey, bought her 17.2hh gelding
for Dressage and qualified for the British Dressage Regional Finals
on their first outing. Now, with a substitute rider after Jill was
injured, Adaccio has achieved another first.
horse, a half brother to double European Eventing Champion Pippa
Funnell 's Supreme Rock, gave rider Karen Wellings her first taste
of Working Hunter classes - and took one of the places in the South
Essex Insurance Brokers Search for a Star final at this year's Horse
of the Year Show.
qualified at Merrist Wood College, near Guildford, the second in
five of this year's selection days in the well established competition
designed to give amateur owners and riders their chance to compete
at the national show, which will be held at the National Exhibition
Herman's successful coloured horse, Blues Missile, also earned a
place in his new career as a Hack. "He is out of my old hunter
mare by a son of Cruise Missile," said Miss Herman, who has
always shown the 10 years-old in coloured classes. "He is now
grey and white because he got paler as he got older," she said.
"This year I started showing him as a hack. It is something
I always wanted to do but felt unable to whilst his colouring was
Lucy Day and Arabella Digby both earned places to Birmingham in
the Ponies section, while Sutton hairdresser Karen Thomson and her
six-years-old Just Ben took one of the two available show hunter