KBF Lucia wins HOYS colored ridden non-native horse title

  • After a number of second rosettes all through the week, Jayne Ross was overjoyed to win on the ultimate day of the 2022 Horse of the Yr Present (HOYS) driving Polly Coles and Debbie Harrod’s KBF Lucia (Poppy) within the HOYS colored ridden non-native horse of the 12 months, sponsored by CHAPS (UK)/Burghwallis Stud.

    The Free Spirit five-year-old, who’s out of Seabourne Swansdown, was bred by Tony Reynolds and Michael Prepare dinner.

    The younger star holds a particular token in Jayne’s coronary heart, as she’s by the identical stallion as Jayne’s adored mare, reigning Royal Worldwide (RIHS) colored supreme champion KBF Crescendo (Daphne) who wasn’t in a position to attend HOYS this 12 months.

    “Poppy has saved the week,” mentioned Jayne. “Whereas we’ve had probably the most incredible run, we’ve had fairly a number of seconds. Poppy has been an excellent sub and has lastly gained for us.”

    Jayne welcomed Poppy onto her yard when she was a three-year-old:

    “We beloved her a lot that certainly one of my shoppers Jill Marsden purchased her alongside Debbie,” Jayne revealed. “When Debbie wanted to promote her half share, Debbie purchased her out proper. Polly rode her right here final 12 months when she was a four-year-old and he or she was seventh.”

    When requested if Poppy might be one other Daphne within the making Jayne mentioned:

    “Undoubtedly. I imply, look how relaxed she is. She’s simply made for the job. When she was youthful she was known as Floppy Poppy as she was so laid again.”

    Jill Wormall rode Joseph McNeil’s Monetary Reward 10-year-old Tullabeg Connection into second within the HOYS colored ridden non-native horse of the 12 months last.

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