Meet the winners of the 2022 SEIB Search For A Star lessons


  • The anticipated 2022 SEIB Search For A Star (SFAS) lessons welcomed a brand new batch of arduous working home-producers and their horses and ponies to the 2022 Horse of the Yr Present (HOYS).

    Discover out which star combos impressed the judges and took dwelling the 2022 SEIB Search For A Star class titles:



    SEIB SFAS conventional cob

    This title went to Kirsty Sheath and her personal eight-year-old Hermits Golden Safari. Kirsty has owned the gelding for 2 years they usually’ve confronted their share of issues throughout their time collectively.

    “He has had extreme ulcers and has additionally had points with travelling prior to now,” stated Kirsty, who certified for the SFAS finals on their second try. “However he now loves life; he hacks and jumps and has the perfect angle.”

    SEIB SFAS present cob

    Linda Penfold’s 10-year-old B Distinctive and exhibiting beginner Hannah Johnson took the cob crown. The pair contested some qualifiers throughout 2021 and after spending the winter coaching, they certified for this 12 months’s championship at Vale View EC. B Distinctive was owned by Linda’s late greatest pal Sally Neenan since he was a foal. Sally very sadly acquired most cancers and died a couple of years in the past bequeathing the horse to Linda.

    SEIB SFAS hack

    Sarah Lindsey, who works within the Land Rover warehouse, and her personal Simply Elusive took the hack tri-colour. Sarah certified the mare’s dam, Simply Possibly, for the HOYS SEIB SFAS finals 11 years in the past.

    “I’m delighted she’s following in her dam’s footsteps,” stated Sarah, of the first-season mare.

    SEIB SFAS using horse

    Herbie, ridden by cardiology nurse Alex Windross, took the using horse crown. Alex’s resolution to indicate the gray gelding got here when she misplaced her previous horse, Freddie, earlier this 12 months.

    “It was shedding Freddie that made me determine to indicate Herbie; it was one final little dedication to him,” stated Alex.

    SEIB SFAS working pony

    Dwelling-bred New Forest Langorra Ginger Port took the working pony accolade for Natalie Pastor. The six-year-old gelding is out of Natalie’s working hunter Portmore Lil. Natalie, who works in prescribed drugs, backed and has produced “Larry” herself.

    SEIB SFAS working present horse

    Topping the working present horse line-up was An Buachaill Ban Bui, owned and ridden by Maxine Linas. In addition to present, the pair additionally occasion at BE90 degree and have certified for the regional finals. Maxine runs a social media advertising and marketing firm, Maximise Social.

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