Friday, 10 April 2009

A start to 2009!

Well the 2009 Showing season is nearly here!!. Inky has already done one local show gaining a 2nd in the youngstock class out of 15! Beating all the biggies! He is clipped now and starting work. Here are some recent pictures without the hair!

Friday, 2 January 2009

We have a lorry dog!!

Meet Alfie, born 16th june 2008 flashy red and white boxer who will be accompanying Inky on his shows during 2009!!

Here he is at 9 weeks old

And here he is 6 months old..

An end to 2008!

Well as I posted earlier this year Inky's showing hasnt gone to plan!! After dislocating my knee I found out I had actually tore my cruciate ligament in my knee and Ive had to have reconstructive surgery to it. Sooo ive been only just walking never mind running, so Inky's showing this year came to an abrupt end with us missing the MHCGB championship show and MHOY'S.

He has been having a well earned rest along with Ty and been left to become very hairy!!! Here are a few pics to end our 2008 and begin our 2009 taken on Boxing day.

Monday, 4 August 2008

All Miniature Breed Show 08

Well Inky went to the All miniature Breed Show at Doncaster yesterday. He isnt really feeling himself at the moment but we had a good day and he was very well behaved! Jill Jones and her wonderful Show team showed him for me as I have a bad knee at the moment and cant run! Despite extreemly large classes he got a 2nd in the colour class and a 6th in the Part Bred American class and a best 2yr old rosette . Here are some pics of the day and a small video..

And a short video...

Monday, 7 July 2008

2008 to date..

Well Inky turned two this year and Ty turned six.

Ive not done much showing to date because ive had lots of planning to do for my wedding, ive had an operation on my eye and recently ive dislocated my left knee bringing Inky in from the field, so i cant do more than a hobble!!!
However what showing we have done has been fantastic with some great results.
I even took Ty to a miniature show this year at Croft and he got two thirds and qualified for the MHCGB National Championship Show!!

Having done only four shows so far Inky has qualified for:-

- Royal London
- The Miniature Horse Of The Year Show
- The Miniature Horse Club Of Great Britain National Grand Championship Show
- The Festival Of Champions summer Championship Show

Weyhill Miniature Horse Show 18.5.08
This show was Inkys biggest success so far. Results as follows:-
1st - IMHPS TB/Arabian 2/3 yr old
1st - MHCGB Show hack
1st - MHCGB Part Bred American
1st - Best turned out
2nd - Solid colour
1st - Best movement

Longton In Hand Championship Show 8.6.08

1st - IMHPS Miniature horse 2 yr olds
Whilst we were there the show secretary asked us if we would do a photo shoot with the Shire horses for sending off to The Heavy Horse Magazine, Showing World Magazine and the IMHPS newletter, so of course we had to oblige!

Chasend troy

During 2007 I decided that Inky needed a companion and along came Chasend Troy, or Ty as he is known at home.
Ty is a 6yr old Silver Dun and White Miniature Shetland gelding. Ty was extreemly obese when I got him and after several months of diet and exercise he is now at an acceptable weight. He and Inky are now best friends and Ty is always showing him who is boss!! They have both settled well together as the following pictures show..

Earlier on this year I clipped Ty to see how his weight loss was going and these were the results..

Our 2007 together.

Well 2007 was a fun packed year for Inky and I. He started his showing career and did fantastically through out the year. We did many shows including local open shows and miniature shows. Inky is registered with the International miniature Horse and Pony Society and the Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain.

During the 2007 season Inky qualified for:-

- The North West Summer Championships
- The Premier UK Showing Championships
- The Festival Of Champions Summer Championship Show
- Royal London
- The Minature Horse of the year Show

He won many classes and was always in the rosettes. His sucesses included an abundance of Firsts, Reserve Championships and Championship wins.

Here are a few pictures of him throughout 2007...

And at the end of the year this is what Inky and i achieved..