Broadstone Dolce Vita, William Moran and Pearl Underwood’s star mare, was tonight crowned the new Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Champion at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The 17-year-old mare now has one of the most prestigious and sought-after titles in the showing world to her name, following a prolific winning ridden career with Amy Underwood. She’s been with William for the last three years and together they have claimed numerous championship titles.
“I’ve been breeding for 25 years and it’s always been my dream to win the horse section of the Cuddy, let alone the Supreme!” He continued: “When I first saw her, I thought, that’s good enough to win the Cuddy.”
The Reserve title went to the winner of the Pony section, Iain Almond and Caroline Cochran’s three-year-old Show Hunter Pony Litton Salvador, shown by Stuart Stafford. The pony is by Pickmere Sirocco out of Litton Sapphire.
Widely considered the ultimate in-hand showing championship, the Cuddy is a contest of the champion of champions as each contender has, throughout the season, been named overall Cuddy In-Hand Champion at a major county show.
The top two from the Horse and Pony sections here at HOYS go through to contest the overall Championship, which is open to light horses and ponies of all breeds and type.
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