Essex Insurance Brokers Search for a Star 2003
"Superstar" Is Not For Sale!
earns reserve champion place at HOYS
potential superstar is how the judges viewed the Cob which won the
South Essex Insurance Brokers Search for a Star supreme championship
- but owner Rebecca Brierley still said "no" to the people
who wanted to buy Barney Rubble V.
was a gift from my husband and the two of them gave me the experience
of a life time at the Horse of the Year Show," she said. "No
money could buy him now."
Brierley, a company director from Huddersfield, had already taken
the Cob Championship to go into the Supreme line-up, where one of
the judges, Anne Pritchard, commented that "we may have found
Barney Rubble V will spend a winter in the hunting field, combined
with showjumping and some dressage, before going on to open Cob
and working Cob classes next year.
Reserve Champion was the four-year-old ex-racehorse and now Hack,
Millimetre. Joint owners Julie Farrell and Hilary Curtis from Surrey
bought Millimetre when they went for "a girls day out"
to the Ascot Sales. "When he came into the ring we were stunned
at the low price, so we bought him," said Julie.
were two wonderful horses - indeed, most of the horses we saw in
this South Essex Insurance Brokers class could have gone on to compete
in the open classes at this most prestigious show," said judge
Robert Oliver. Mrs Pritchard said: "Search for a Star has grown
into one of the most important show classes and probably the premier
novice class of the year."
Riding Horse championship went to Catherston Goldcrest and ex-Burghley
Horse Trials rider Sarah Oldham from Andover, Hampshire, while Lancashire-based
Donna Knowles and Secret Melody clinched the Riding Club Show Horse
two pony championships were earned by Jamie Andrew and Ockley Fiasco
from Cheshire and Ella Morris with Rotherwood Peterkin. Karen Johnson
from Somerset rode her own Rapps Diamond Jack into the working hunter
title, and the ridden hunter championship was well-earned by Amazing
Grace, owned and
ridden by Christine Booth from Oldham, Lancashire.