The HRC offers a great opportunity to support a life after racing for thoroughbreds and to assist owners, handlers and riders. This year saw the third year for the society with our championships once again being held at Ingliston Equestrian’s Grand slam at the end of September. For the first time we saw double honours being claimed for both the In hand and Ridden Championship which were judged by Rebecca Chalmers. The remarkable 11 year grey gelding Teo Vivo was the star of the show, owned by Margaret Wilson and shown by Jacqueline Williamson and Brian Gibson.
Teo retired from racing after 31 runs with 6 wins and started his new life as a show horse just this year. Reserve Ridden and Veteran Ridden Champion went to Paige Aitken with Categorical and second Reserve going to Vicky Campbell with Diamond Addition. In hand Reserve and In hand Veteran Champion went to Di Drysdale with Enigmatic Corner and second Reserve went to Paige Aitken and Categorical.
Katrina Byrne says "We are delighted to have such strong support from our members and friends for these championships and we are privileged to have great sponsors. Special thanks go to Championship sponsors Mark Usher Racing, Veteran championship and jacket sponsors Handley-Wright Ex Racing and Champion rug sponsors Premier Equine"
Karina would like to thank everyone for their support and hopes to see even more members in 2019.
Teo Vivo wears the champions winning show rug: The Buster Fleece Cooler Continental which retails at £62.00
Photo credit Sinclair Photography.