Tweed horses steal show
NORTHERN Rivers Arabian Horse Association members had a successful expedition to the Arabian Summer Show in Caboolture recently.
It was an A Class show with more than 100 Arabian and derivative horses entered and the small contingent from the Northern Rivers managed to gain their fair share of placings.
Karen Hodges of Ramadan Arabians at North Tumbulgum won the Senior Purebred Stallion class with her stallion, Makers Mark.
He went on to claim the sash and rug for Champion Purebred Stallion as well.
Kelly Tyrrell's Ramadan mare, Makerwish was placed third in her purebred halter class.
Ramadan Marksman won his Crabbet Related and Purebred halter classes and was also sashed Champion Crabbet Related Colt or Stallion and Champion Purebred Colt.
Peter and Marissa McDonald of Wollumbin Arabians in Murwillumbah showed three purebreds on the day.
Yearling gelding Wollumbin Taj placed first in his Crabbet Related class and was third in his Purebred class.
Three-year-old filly Wollumbin Aria, was first in the Crabbet Related class and sixth in her Purebred class.
Yearling filly Wollumbin Soleil was first in her Crabbet Related class and third in her Purebred class. Soleil went on to be sashed Champion Crabbet Related Filly.
Full sisters Aria and Soleil also competed together in the Purebred Stallion Progeny Class and Mare Progeny Class, placing second each time.
Brooke Clifford of Kynnumboon took her Arabian Warmblood mare, Linsley Park Chevelle and was placed first in the Led Arabian Warmblood Mare, first in the Classic Head Derivative and equal fifth in the Classic Trot Derivative.