October sees one of the most prestigious shows in the UK being Horse of the Year Show. With 3 Cadlanvalley ponies Qualified in the Welsh B ridden class we decided it would be lovely to sit and watch Katy Marriott Payne ride Cadlanvalley Sandpiper so left our own Buzby at home. Also qualified was his younger brother Cadlanvalley Bentley. What an overwhelming result when Sandpiper was called forward as the winner, following in Buzzbys success in 2014. Sandpiper has been so consistent there in the last few years being in the final placings, so exciting to see him win. His younger brother Bentley was 9 th and at only 4 years old was a tremendous achievement, he is owned by the Rockbury Stud and ridden and produced by Nicole Weyman.
Also there was a win for Cadlanvalley Super Ted in the Carrs BMW L/R of SHP. At only 4 years old he was an absolute star and behaved impeccably for his tiny jockey. He was sold by us only a few weeks before to the Kerr family and he was produced and shown at HOYS by Craig Eleanor.
Not to be outdone was our Libby with her successes in a few classes riding two of Emma Edwards Brady’s ponies who are produced by Debbie Thomas.
Libby was 2nd Open 12 hds SHP class on Gryngallt Page Too
4th M & M F/R on Castlemead Andy Pandy
10th on her own Colne Torpedo in the Welsh A Open Ridden class, and at 10 yrs old made us as grand parents very proud to see her riding so professionally amongst the adults.