The Breeders Award – This is decided by the committee from nominations received throughout the year.  It goes to the breeder of the outstanding horse which had been bred in the region.  The horse must by a SHB graded stallion or out of a SHB graded mare.  The award is open to any horse that has excelled in any sphere in its life or due to its progeny. This year’s winner is So Haute Right Now Owned and bred by Rose-Marie Turner and her sister Jennifer. Born in 2020 by Kilvington Scoundrel out of Tiger Lilly by Java Tiger Due to covid, she made her debut in 2022 as a 2-year-old at the BSHA Northern Spring Show where she won and was made Champion In hand Hack and also Intermediate before going on to be made Supreme In hand of the Show. At the SHB NW Autumn Show she won the 2-year-old Sport Horse class and was made Reserve Champion.  Her only 2 shows that year. 2023 saw her campaigning in Hack, Intermediate and Riding Pony Classes.  At the BSHA Northern Show she repeated the previous year’s success being made Champion Hack and Intermediate.  At The Northern Ireland Festival she won Champion Riding Pony, Champion Sport Horse and went on to be Reserve in the Price Family Qualifier. Together with Champion Hack at Royal Three Counties, 2nd in the Sport Horse Breeding at Royal Cheshire, Champion Horse Breeding at Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show and Overall In hand Supreme at NPS Area 4 Show. On a personal note, being made Champion Hack at BSHA National Champs was a long-held dream come true. She has been backed and hope to start a ridden career as a Hack.

In-hand Points Winner – This is for the horse that has gained the most points throughout the year from either in hand hunter, sport horse, light horse or Irish Draught classes. This year’s winner with 20 points and the winner of The Gilbertson Trophy is: Earl Grey of White Rock   Owned by Vickey Hill Known as Earl By Aye Aye Skipper (ID) out of Ballinmura Zeb (unregistered Connemara x ISH) He was 1st in the ID class and 2nd in Sport Horse at SHB NW Show last year and 2nd at Derbyshire Festival; together with winning the Hunter class at SHB NW Autumn show. Vickey is hoping that he will continue his good form this coming year and eventually progress to be a Working Hunter

Ridden Points Winner – This is taken from shows held within the North West region and using Ridden Hunter, Working Hunter, Ridden Sport Horse and Irish Draught classes to award points from. Our winner this year with 18 points and winner of The Master Daniel Trophy is: Its Tick Tock owned and ridden by Mr Alasdair Prickett born in 2017 by Obos Quality out of an ISH mare.  He was purchased in November 2022 as an unshown 5-year-old.  Taken slowly He Won SHB NW and Westmorland Shows so qualifying for both RIHS for both Open and Amateur Lightweight Hunter classes, where he finished 6th.  He started Workers at Novice Level and with the aims of campaigning open classes this year.        


Perhaps you think that the existing committee needs new ideas?  Could you be the person to provide them?  If so, would you consider being a committee member?  

Have you any ideas for events or classes that you would like to see at our shows? 

Perhaps you have some time to help at our shows or just want to learn more about Sport Horse Breeding?

Then please do not hesitate to contact Mark Fitton (Chairman) on  0161 790 2831 or 07831 445944

or Kath Smith (Secretary) on 01772 600763 or 07850 781938  to discuss further.





About Us

Sport Horse Breeding in the North West is based in the North West of England.

Our parent organisation is Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain (SHB(GB)), a professional Society run by a Council elected annually by its members, who are able to put forward their ideas about what they want from the Society.

As a Member of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses the society is committed to supporting the industry by way of incentives for breeders, education, information and grading schemes. It is a registered charity and the money raised is put back into helping to achieve these aims.