Highland pony stallion Lochlands Gypsy Baron pulled off yet one more flawless efficiency to retain his Horse of the yr Present (HOYS) Highland championship title underneath proprietor Tracey Milward.
The 12-year-old dun stallion by Whitefield Prince Platinum out of Lochlands Magic Flute, has now been to HOYS six instances, however remains to be as eager and recent as his first time.
“I’ve had him since he was a foal,” stated Tracey who can be six-time British Nationwide Masters dash champion. “He’s solely carried out three reveals this yr and received at Nice Yorkshire present. He’s a pony that’ll stick with me eternally.”
A breeding stallion, Gypsy Baron has quite a few foals on the bottom.
“I’ve received a couple of of his foals at residence with me as a result of I’m breeding now, too,” stated Tracey. “He’s a really particular boy and his foals carry his stunning temperament.”
With no enviornment at her disposal, Tracey makes use of her native countryside to highschool Gypsy Baron.
“I hack out over the moors as a result of I don’t have a faculty at residence, in order that’s how I get him match,” she stated. “My little boy rides him and he’s so calm and actually takes care of him.”
Being an expert athlete and producing high flight present ponies efficiently will not be a simple job, nevertheless it’s one which Tracey relishes.
“I handle all of it by being very organised,” she stated. “I’m actually motivated to win and love competing although I really get actually nervous. I put all the things into it – I by no means wing it – and at all times do my best possible. I handle my nerves by simply taking a lot of deep breaths. My greatest buddy Chloe Taylor is at all times by my aspect and retains me the place I should be.”
The reserve championship title went to Dunedin Mascot and Katie Widespread, whereas Dunedin McSporran and Christopher Grant landed third place.
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