9th July 2003

 

SHOW SUCCESSES FOR UNIVERSITY RARE BREEDS

 

Rare horses bred at the University of Lincoln were among the prizes at the annual Yorkshire Show in Harrogate yesterday (Tuesday).

 

Cleveland Bays bred at Riseholme Park took two prizes to add to their successes at last week’s Royal Show at Stoneleigh.

 

Lindon Principal was the first Cleveland Bay foal to be bred from start to finish at Caythorpe, former home of the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture, and the first to be named after the new University of Lincoln.

 

Yesterday he won his category for two-year-old Cleveland Bays and was named Reserve Champion for Cleveland Bays overall.

 

The colt’s success echoed the achievement of his mother, Stainmore Scotch Rose, who was Reserve Champion at the Royal Show last year.

 

Lindon Principal was shown at the Yorkshire Show yesterday by student Imogen Baker of Spalding, who has just completed an HND in Equine Sports Science at the University of Lincoln.

 

There was more success yesterday for another horse from the Cleveland Bay stable at Riseholme Park.

 

Lindon Minerva, who last year became the first filly to be born under the university’s Cleveland Bay breeding programme, won first place in the yearling category.

 

That success followed last week’s Royal Show, where Lindon Minerva came second in her class.

 

“We’re delighted about these successes over the past two weeks,” said equine instructor Amy Richardson.

 

“The horses have settled well at Riseholme Park and both they and the students are enjoying the new £2 million equine facility which opened earlier this year.”

 

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