Walker’s Winning Ways at North of England Spring Show
Team Walker were in amazing form at North of England Spring Show with 11 wins, four championships and three reserve championships between them.
Robert, wife Sarah, son Sam and clients Rae Colosso and Zara Brookes hit a purple patch with wins, championships and reserve championships galore over the three days.
The Black Country Saddles rider was delighted with his win on Corniche Chill heading the four and five-year-old class before taking the Novice Hunter Championship. He was backed and ridden away over the winter months.
Stable mate Our Kingsman won the Novice Hunter over six-years-old and then took before the Novice Hunter Reserve Championship award.
HOYS winner Chantilly Bojangles won the Small Hunter class and next followed the turn of the Open Hunter classes.
These led to another clean-sweep when Viewpoint won the Lightweight, Caesar’s Palace took the red rosette in the Middleweight section and Patrick’s Choice was triumphant in the Heavyweight category. Viewpoint headed the Hunter Championship with Patrick’s Choice finishing Reserve Champion.
The following day Robert had a slightly quieter time with just two horses to show and two youngsters to acclimatise to a competition environment.
Wins continued with Comberton Clarence heading the Novice Hack class and Randalstown Rolex winning the Lightweight Cob section before securing the Cob Championship.
On pony day it was the turn of Rae Colosso, Zara Brookes and Sam Walker.
Rae and Chantilly Bojangles won the Intermediate Show Hunter and headed the Intermediate Championship, Zara won the 138cm Show Pony class on Chanley Delightful Dan before Sam secured the 133cm Show Hunter Pony on Millwood Kaiser Chief and then claimed the Reserve Championship.