TEAM BATES HEAD TO HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW (HOYS)

October 7, 2015 2:41 pm by
Posted in Horse of the Year Show, HOYS, Jo Bates, Riders, Sponsored riders

TEAM BATES HEAD TO HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW (HOYS)

 

It’s the highlight of the showing calendar, and it is here. Horse of the Year Show starts today to begin a busy five days of everything equestrian and this year Absorbine sponsored Jo and Holly Bates are heading to Birmingham with a full lorry.  We caught up with the mother and daughter duo to see who they are taking to HOYS.

 

 

Jo Bates

Daldorn Lara’s Theme, owned by Lady Benton Jones’, has had a successful season in Small Riding Horse classes. At only her third show of the season she qualified for Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) and successfully qualified for HOYS at the Wales and West County Show, under Jo.

Daldorn Lara’s Theme
 

Jo was excited to take on the talented coloured mare, Volatis Oriana, owned by Lucy Bridgewater, earlier this year and she has not been disappointed.  Volatis Oriana qualified in June at the Midlands Counties Show and will be ridden at HOYS by her owner Lucy.

Volatis Oriana
 
Ex-racehorse, Sinnbad, by Sindar, has taken to his new career as a show horse, qualifying for HOYS in the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse class at Stretcholt and also in the Large Hack class at Ashbourne. Jo and his owner, Serena Leckie, will share the rides at HOYS.

Sinnbad ridden by Serena Leckie

 
Jo will also ride Maxi Cob, Collenridge, and Runnon Watergate who will contest the Small Riding Horse class. Downhill Snow Patrol will be rider by Jesscia Williams in the Small Plaited Coloured class.
We wish Jo, Holly and the rest of the team the very best of luck at HOYS. If you are heading to HOYS, the very best of luck to you too and don’t forget your ShowSheen!