Excitement is building for next week’s Your Horse Live (11-13 November), and one of the highlights of the event will be the Search For a Star (SFAS) Finals on the Friday and Supreme Championship on Saturday.

The first day of the equestrian extravaganza brings the SFAS in-hand finals, which include the Pony Club, Plaited Horses/Show Cob, Plaited Pony, and Native & Traditional classes. In-hand classes will also feature Veterans and Mountain and Moorlands.

We bring you a preview of those who have made it to the Veteran and Mountain and Moorland classes, travelling from across the country to compete at Your Horse Live.

Search for a Star In-hand Veteran

Golden oldies contending the veteran finals include Castlecroft Teddy, owned by Frances Moore and exhibited by Lilly Forsyth from Banffshire. Teddy was in Lilly’s granny’s riding school for several years and when it closed down, he came to Lilly.

He will be put before for the judges alongside Midnight’s Magic. ‘Larry’ is owned by Gemma Hoe and exhibited by Donna Hoe from St Helens. Gemma bought Larry in 2009 to showjump and the pair competed up to 1.20.

Peter Pan, owned and exhibited by Gemma Viles from Staffordshire, earnt his tickets for Your Horse Live at Vale
View Equestrian Centre and Bury Farm Equestrian Centre. The pair have also qualified in the In-Hand plaited pony final.

Oxfordshire-based Lucy Ashworth will be exhibiting her own Randall IV. Lucy and 24-year-old ex international showjumper Randall IV have qualified for this championship in both the Plaited Horse final and the Veteran.

Woodview Ingot is another Veteran contender. He is owned and exhibited by Hollie Thomas from Redditch.

Search for a Star In-hand Mountain and Moorland

Amilas Slumberdown, a Welsh section A pony owned by Jo Stewart and exhibited by Michelle Prentice from Hertfordshire, have qualified for the In-hand Mountain and Moorland. Amilas Slumberdown was gelded late as a 10-year-old, before Michelle backed him and fell in love with him.

Collstone Perfect Storm, a Dartmoor owned and exhibited by Jamie Clarke from Birmingham, is another competitor in this final. Jamie’s daughter, Charlotte Knight has also qualified her Dartmoor pony, Collstone Caventino to compete in the Search for a Star Pony Club Lead Rein Championship.

They will be in the line up alongside Welsh secion D Frog Ella, who is owned and exhibited by Tracey Perkins from Warwickshire. Tracey has owned Frog for five years and they have done lots of dressage and jumping together.

Frog Ella will be joined by Fulford Mickey, a Dales owned and exhibited by Georgie Lewis Roberts from Worcestershire. Georgie previously had a veteran Fell stallion that was coming to the end of his showing career and Georgie was really keen on having a Dales and so bought Mickey.

Another contender is Lachlann of Croila Croft, a Highland owned and ridden by Judith Hogg from Crieff. Five-year-old, Lachlann of Croila Croft was only broken in this spring. They have also qualified for the ridden Search for a Star Mountain and Moorland Championship.

Lead image by SMR Photos. Further images by SMR Photos/Jenny Viner/Competitors

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