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We hope this website will assist you in either joining the Society or to give you help and advice on your horses care and management.
Our Dressage series has now opened the qualification to all venues with British Dressage judges, please click here to read more information.
NATIONAL VETERAN CHAMPIONSHIP AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS.
September 19th -21st 2014 produced a fabulous display of veteran horses nationally for the first National Veteran Championships, hosted by the Veteran Horse Society.
First was the Scottish Supreme show held at the Grandslam Show, at Ingleston Show Ground in Scotland- which saw Marion Hutcheson and her horse Gonzo, take the Scottish Champion of Champions title. Gonzo, who came to Marion as a ‘whiper- in horse’ from a hunt yard, has gone on to show, do dressage and riding club events. Marion describes Gonzo as being “a very special horse who I'm very proud of”
Reserve Scottish Champion went to Amy MacKillop and Balinda H.
Then came the National Supreme Championships which saw competitors from all over England and Wales come to Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Buckinghamshire for a weekend of showing and dressage.
The Society is sponsored by Allen and Page and they were on hand to offer feed advice and to present the Champion of Champions, Abigail Munro and her 16 year old horse, Granite, with the Minty Memorial Trophy. The judges were impressed with Granite’s condition, manners and movement. Only last year Granite had major surgery and this just added to his overall outstanding history.
Photo courtesy of SBM Photographic-Abigail Munro and Granite(16 years old)
Reserve champion went to Mr Howell Jenkins and his 25 year old mare, Calerux Diamante who had qualified at the Royal Norfolk show.
Photo courtesy of SBM Photographic- L2R-Howell Jenkins, Allen and Page rep Annie Hughes and Julianne Aston, Founder of the Veteran Horse Society.
The dressage champions were divided into categories:
Intro - A.Andews riding Guardsman
Prelim - J.Everill riding Midnight Star
Novice - S.Kendall riding Furness Bright Spark.
Also attending the show was a celebrity from the equine world.
Known to this owner, Caroline Taylor, as Percy; Percy has led a star studded career. Not only did he qualify for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Ridden Championships, but he also carried Mel Gibson in the famous freedom speech in Braveheart and was also ridden by Liam Neeson in Rob Roy and more recently was in the award winning War Horse
Now he can be found competing at VHS shows, appearing at county shows, and happily hacking out with his younger friends
Photo Courtesy of SBM Photographic. Caroline Taylor Riding Percy
The Veteran Horse Society would like to thank their sponsors, Allen and Page Feeds, the judges,stewards, volunteers, grooms and competitors for making the championship such a wonderful event with a fantastically friendly atmosphere.
Julianne Aston, Founder of The Veteran Horse Society adds “We are already getting applications from many new shows for the 2015 season and cannot believe the response from new and existing Members - Next year's Championship will be even bigger and will again be taking place again at Bury Farm Equestrian Village on the 25-27th September 2015”.
Should you have any questions that are not answered on this site or would like to discuss any aspect of the Veteran Horse, please call our office or out of office mobile. A Member of staff will be happy to chat through any experiences you may be having or give help and advice on your older horse.
To join the society Full Membership forms can be found on our Membership pages.
To participate in any of the Society’s disciplines such as Veteran Horse Showing or Veteran Horse Performance Awards, you must become a Member of the Society.
The Veteran Horse Society is the umbrella organisation regarding any aspect of the Veteran Horse.
Having launched over 14 years ago, we appreciate the time and effort each and every owner or carer takes to look after each and every old horse. We are not an elitist organisation and do our very utmost to help and listen to each and every members needs. Our facebook group is open to everyone member or not and has lots of helpful and fun discussions and photos, so please do join us.
The Society is not only funded by Membership but also through donations and fund raising which are very important to us.
Veteran Horse Society
PO Box 70
Tel: 01239 623594 (10am – 3pm)
07789 514004 (outside office hours 24hrs)
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