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A debut win as Churchill shows the bulldog spirit.

A first-time-out Welsh Section D Colt Foal, Kylebeck Churchill, shown by Simon Charlesworth, took the Welsh Cob Championship, Supreme Welsh Foal and Supreme Foal of the Year titles at the annual Scottish & Northern Welsh Pony and Cob Association Foal Show.

Simon, still on a high after riding the four-year-old mare, Baydale Venus, to take the Horse of the Year Show, Hack of the Year title said: "The foal was purchased in July from Jill and John Knowlson of the Kylebeck Stud near York.

"He is by Thorneyside Cream Boy and out of Kylebeck Coral Reef who is by Crugybar Mabon Mai. He is now entered for the NPS Area 4 Foal show before going to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells in December.

"We plan to keep him as a colt and show him next season as a yearling; then as a three-year-old before having a ridden career and going to the Royal Welsh in the Senior Welsh Cob Stallion class."

Jill and Tom Farrow's filly foal Waitwith JuJu, which took both Welsh Section A and Special Section Championships, were unable to make an impression in the Welsh Pure Bred Supreme Championship where the Reserve went to another D filly foal, Mr J Mason's Fronarth Penny Rose already Mountain & Moorland section Champion. Waitwith JuJu would not be out done when she came back to take the Reserve Supreme Foal of the Year title.

Welsh Section C Championship went to joint owners R A J Waite Burlton Stud and Helen McGregor Edwards Dilwys Stud colt foal Walena Bay Prince by Bruel Welsh Flyer out of Dilwys Moonraise, by her senior C Stallion Neuaddparc Trysor.

Former Northumbrian breeder Helen, now based near Shrewsbury, said: "He has been shown twice won two firsts, one reserve championship at NCPA Maelor and Champion C at SNWPCA foal of the year. His dam, grandsire and sister Dilwys Moonshine have all been in the top four at the Royal Welsh. Calvert Williams, Walena Stud, West Wales leased his mother from me in foal to his sire which I also owned. We were so impressed with him as a young foal we bought him back to hopefully take over from his grandfather.

"Dilwys Moonraise will be returning to the Dilwys Stud next year. We also took the Reserve Championship with Benhill Stitch in Time, by Ebbw Jason out of Cefnpant Rhosen, by Yorkin Come Lucky. It was her first show. She was bred by Mel Smallman in Gloucestershire and bought at Hay on Wye Welsh Breeder's sale."

Norma and Ian Thompson's three-yearold Dales mare Manorian Melanite by Waterside William ll out of Wolsey Black Diamond took the Supreme of Show Youngstock Championship to Reserve Oakville Touch Of Class after a win in the M&M large breeds one, two, three-yearold class.

Norma Thompson said about their current fortunes: "She has won the Supreme Championship at Scottish and Northern for two consecutive years and was Reserve Champion at the Scottish and Northern Spring Show. We took the Supreme at Hexham Native Pony Show this year and second at the Dales Pony Society Spring and Summer Shows.

"The three-year-old qualified for the Equifest Championships and won the Youngstock section so appeared in her first evening performance under the spotlights and behaved brilliantly.

"Added to this she won the Dales Pony three-year-old class at Equifest. Finally, she is the 2009 Dales Pony Society Points Youngstock Champion and best threeyear-old."

Owner Mrs J Hedley's foal Fulbeck J's Delight by Deanhills Royal Portrait out of Greenacres, Lovelight virtually unchallenged took triple championship honours for Riding Pony Breeding foal, Part Bred Welsh foal and Part Bred Arab foal sections.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 7, 2009
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