31st December 2008 : 2008 Showing Season

We had a very successful showing season in 2008 and, despite the wet summer, it was never raining when we were in the ring. We do, however, have some very mud splattered rosettes! Two year old filly Rainhill Rowena (pictured by the Event Photographer) started the season with firsts and youngstock championships at the Home Counties and South Eastern Association Shows, firsts at Windsor and Bath and West, where she went on to win the WPCS Silver Medal. She then had six seconds at the South of England, Three Counties, Shropshire and West Midland, the Royal Show, the National Welsh Championships and Monmouth. The season ended as it started winning at the Midland Counties Association Show, first and Welsh Champion at Romsey and first and Champion at Royal Berkshire.

Rowena’s four year old full sister, Rainhill Olwen, pictured by Horsepower Photography, produced a smart colt, Rainhill Flyer, by our stallion Ystrad Dewi Flyer in March. In August we took them to the Southern Counties Association Show where Olwen won her class, was Champion Section D (WPCS Bronze Medal) and Supreme Champion of the Show. She won again at the Home Counties Association Show and was second at Avon and Border Counties Show. Her foal, Rainhill Flyer had one first and two seconds!