ONLY THE BEST IS GOOD ENOUGH -
HAS TO BE FROM Donabi
UK BY PROVEN SIRE OF CHAMPIONS
HARD ACT TO FOLLOW
HOW CAN WE EVER TOP 2015 ?
HOYS MINIATURE BREEDER OF THE YEAR
record 6 horses from DONABI UK in the Horse of the Year Show Final
record 4 of them sired by super producing stallion UNO TOM THUMB
including 3 of his daughters :-
DONABI UK UNO COLOUR FAIRY
UK UNO LALIQUE
DONABI UK UNO SIMPLY MAGICAL
and his son
UK UNO CARTIER
also qualified was my beautiful silver bay filly
UK STAR SPANGLED ELEGANCE
my incredible broodmare
ASH EAGLES FIRST LOVE
who herself set a record by being the dam of 2 of
the qualifiers in the same season
Donabi UK Uno Lalique (with her first
foal at foot) and Donabi UK Uno Cartier
incredibly, FIRST LOVE (with
her 2015 filly foal at foot) WON the HOYS
qualifier at the BMHS Breed Championship Show
to join them in the Final
AN UNPRECEDENTED, PHENOMENAL FEAT BY A BROODMARE,
and still only 8 years old !
Qualifier wins started with Ellie (Donabi UK Star Spangled Elegance) at
Staffs County, shown by Tom Miller who has an amazing affinity with
this filly and shows her always to her best advantage.
and Claudia Foulkes qualified Donabi UK Uno Colour Fairy at Three Counties
Show - and went on to WIN the Mares/Geldings Final at Horse of the Year Show,
so huge congratulations to them.
Donabi UK Uno Simply Magical was
next, winning at the Kent County Show, and taking the Championship - once
again sympathetically shown by Tom Miller.
My beautiful Donabi UK Uno
Lalique (with her first foal at foot) WON at the New Forest Show.
UK Uno Cartier, full brother to Lalique, WON and Res Champion at Stoneleigh.
Owned and shown by his proud owner Katy Smith.
- Fallen Ash Eagles First Love, dam of the above 2, WON at the BMHS Breed
Championship Show skilfully shown for me by Hattie Miller, with Jo Burgess
leading First Love's foal, Donabi UK Uno's Love Story.
On top of the excitement
of the HOYS Final itself on the 7th October at the NEC, Birmingham, my daughter
Donna and I had the honour of attending the HOYS Breeder Awards Presentation on
Thursday evening, generously sponsored by the Kellythorpe Stud, where I was presented
with a Certificate and engraved tumbler in presentation box for HOYS MINIATURE
HORSE BREEDER OF THE YEAR. An award of which I am very proud, with thanks
to all my horses and handlers that made it possible, but particularly of course
to UNO TOM THUMB
That was the show ring, but here at home wonderful
things were happening too, with 4 fabulous foals born, three of them fillies !
(2016 will definitely be a 'colt' year !!)
Tiffany and MM foaled within
16 hours of each other. MM had a tiny, minimal black pinto colt, Donabi UK
Uno DiMaggio so much like 'Uno', Tiffany quickly followed with a silver bay
pinto filly, Donabi UK Eagles First Edition, this time by Fallen Ash Farms
Handsome Eagle, a correct, strong, horsey silver bay pinto filly with beautiful
limbs, and the easy, laid back temperament of all Tiff's babies.
had her first foal on the due date of 18th May, an ultra refined, leggy, black
pinto filly with a beautiful head, by 'Eagle', named Donabi UK Eagles Filigree.
Love foaled on 13th June, almost four and a half weeks early, a compact bay pinto
filly with huge eyes in an exquisite head, Donabi UK Uno's Love Story,
which I have kept to run on and show in the future.
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