THE BEST !
BREAKING DONABI UK !!
HOYS NEWS CONTINUES TO BE AMAZING -
NOW THERE ARE 8
DONABI UK HORSES QUALIFIED FOR THE
HOYS FINAL IN OCTOBER
with Uno Tom Thumb
breaking his own record from last year with 6 of the 8 qualifiers sired by
him, and one being the first by Fallen Ash Farms Handsome Eagle,
and Fallen Ash Eagles First Love is the dam of 3 of the 8.
The other notable achievement is that 100% of my eligilble
foals from 2015 have qualified as HOYS FINALISTS in their first season:
Donabi UK 2016 HOYS Finalists are :
25th September 2015
Look what came in the post !!!!!!
Letter from Kellythorpe Stud and Horse
of the Year Show 2015::
"Dear Mrs Eileen Yaxley
your hugely successful season, I am delighted to be able to inform you that you
have achieved a prestigious award in this year's Horse of
the Year Show Leading Breeder Awards Series, sponsored by Kellythorpe Stud.
series aims to recognise, celebrate and reward the most successful breeders, based
on results achieved in Horse of the Year Show qualifiers during the 2015 season.
A number of outstanding results achieved by the horsies/ponies that you have bred,
has secured you the title of Miniature Breeder of the Year."
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 !
am running out of superlatives for our HOYS 2015Qualification season - it's now
a RECORD, Record Breaking one !
My exquisitely beautiful mare, Fallen
Ash Eagles First Love, with her stunning bay pinto filly foal, Donabi UK
Uno's Love Story, at foot, not only achieved the unique status of having 2
of her offspring qualifying, but at the BMHS Championship Show on 5th September
First Love won the mares and gelding class and will also be going to HOYS.
am so grateful to sister and brother team, Hattie and Tom Miller for so sympathetically
and skilfully showing the mare and foal for me, as I had my hand in plaster from
an op earlier in the week.
My beautiful grulla pinto Donabi UK Uno
Lalique WON and QUALIFIED at the New Forest Show, once again under the master
showing skill of Tom Miller with thanks to Leonie Holloway for stepping
in to take charge of Laliques stunning black pinto filly foal, Donabi
UK Eagles Filigree
That was exciting enough, and then at Stoneleigh,
another Donabi UK Winner and Reserve Champion Donabi UK Uno Cartier,
a very striking chestnut pinto yearling colt by Uno out of
Fallen Ash Eagles First Love, (full brother to Lalique) shown by his very
proud owner Katy Smith.
UK 2015 HOYS Finalists were :
UK Uno Colour Fairy (owned by Maxine and Claudia Foulkes)|
UK Star Spangled Elegance, shown for me by Tom Miller|
UK Uno Simply Magical, shown for me by Tom Miller
UK Uno Lalique, qualified for me by Tom Miller|
Forest & Hampshire
UK Uno Cartier (owned by Katy Smith)|
Ash Eagled First Love (shown for me by Hattie Miller)||BMHS
Championship Show |
of the SIX horses above are sired by THE MOST OUTSTANDING WINNER AND CHAMPION
PRODUCING STALLION UNO TOM THUMB
even more outstanding is that TWO of the above finalists, Donabi UK
Uno Lalique and Donabi UK Uno Cartier are out of the same mare -
an UNPRECEDENTED FEAT ! What a broodmare,
and still only 8 years old.
As stated 2 offspring from the
same mare to qualify in one season is UNPRECEDENTED, but then for the mare herself
- FALLEN ASH EAGLES FIRST LOVE - to WIN and QUALIFY as well in the same year,
at the BMHS Championship Show sets yet another RECORD !!!!!
am so very proud to have bred of all of the above.
County Show - a long way to go but a fantastic result. DONABI UK UNO SIMPLY
MAGICAL with Tom Miller showing her as professionally and sympathetically
as he always does, WON the BMHS Youngstock 1&2 year old HOYS qualifier,
and then went on to be Overall Champion. We are all so excited that
Magical will be going to HOYS as well as Ellie.
was brilliant too, he was 2nd in the Stallion qualifier, and Lalique
4th in the mare class, her first time out this season as now accompanied by
her foal at foot, an elegant, refined black pinto filly.
Very proud of them
Dear Ellie (Donabi UK Star Spangled Elegance) has again
qualified to compete in the HOYS final at the NEC, Birmingham in October.
She gained her qualification at Staffs County Show. Huge congratulations to Tom
Miller for showing her so beautifully and for the unique, mutually responsive
bond he has formed with her, they are a special partnership !
the 'exciting HOYS final' we were looking forward to lived up to expectations.
We had one of the most enjoyable visits I can remember, even though we have won,
been Reserve Champion and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc on other occasions. Little 'Uno'
man was first in the ring with Donna Bamonte in the Stallion Class, he looked
fabulous, I was very proud of him, and was 4th Overall, so thrilled with that
class was Mares/Gelding with my beautiful Lala (Lalique) and my daughter Donna,
Lala too was 4th, so more excitement with that. Dear Ellie (Star Spangled Elegance)
looked absolutely stunning with Tom Miller, and was foot perfect, even though
out of the ribbons on this occasion, but had proved her show quality beyond doubt
5 weeks earlier at BMHS where she was Supreme Grand Champion.
fantastic 'HOYS' show season, now we have to try and do it all over again next
DID IT !!! My special boy, dear little Uno Tom Thumb WON the Stallion class at
the Kent County Show in July and qualified for the HOYS final in October. Not
only Uno going to HOYS, but his daughter, Donabi UK Uno Colour Fairy was Champion
at the Royal Windsor Show in May and also qualified for the 4th consecutive year.
What a credit Fairy is to him and the champion stock he produces - Congratulations
to Maxine and Claudia once again.
ANOTHER UNO TOM THUMB DAUGHTER GOING TO HOYS !!
am so very proud and excited that my beautiful home bred filly, Donabi UK Uno
Lalique WON the HOYS Qualifier at Dunster Show on Friday 15th August 2014,
and was also CHAMPION, so she will be joining her sire, Uno Tom Thumb,
and another of his Champion Daughters, Donabi UK Uno Colour Fairy in October
for the HOYS final at the NEC.
Not only was Lalique's success so
uplifting BUT it was a unique 'Family Result', as her dam, Fallen
Ash Eagles First Love, was 2nd to her, with colt foal at foot and Best Foal, Donabi
UK Uno Cartier, full brother to Lalique, and my silver bay filly, Donabi UK Star
Spangled Elegance, with Tom Miller, was 4th! That must be a 'once in a lifetime'
have always said the true test of a stallion is judged by the offspring he produces
- and UNO TOM THUMB KEEPS ON PROVING HE IS A PRODUCER
we are proud that 'Uno' himself is qualified for the HOYS Final at the NEC in
October, together with 2 of his Champion daughters.
are very proud that TWO of his produce qualified for HOYS 2013 at consecutive
CONGRATULATIONS to Maxine and Claudia
on producing DONABI UK UNO COLOUR FAIRY so professionally, as they always
do, not only to win her BMHS HOYS qualifying class at Kent County show on 12th
July, but to take Res. Ch. with her as well.
Two days later at the other
end of the country, DONABI UK UNO MASTERPIECE won his BMHS HOYS qualifier
at the North of England Show. Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Katy Smith in her
first season of showing miniatures, and the success she has achieved with Masterpiece
in all sorts of spheres.
Another of Uno's sons, DONABI UK UNO ROMANTIC
AFFAIR, shown by David Kelly in Ireland, at his only outing for 2013 won and
went Overall Champion as a senior stallion, and at only 3 years old. CONGRATULATIONS
UK ARE VERY PROUD !!!