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North Island Secondary School Showhunter Championships

Held in winter at St Peters College in Cambridge, ACG Strathallan College sent a team of 4 riders. In order of rider age they were Conor West on Ballytruckle Sally Gap, Bridget van Gessel on Reel NZ Safari, Julia Nicholson on Gold Fever and Niamh West on Ballytruckle Shamrock.


Shilelagh wins Supreme of Show

Ballytruckle Shilelagh won Champion Park hack and Supreme of Show at a small local show to her home in North Canterbury last weekend. According to her owner Gail Hough she is still improving. Congratulations on your success.

Ballytruckle Shilelagh, f 2001, (Millcreek Valiant X Star(Thoroughbred mare by Indian Ore)) aka Shelly

2002 Champion Partbred at North Island Welsh Pony and Cob Show under Sally Brunton of Aranui Stud.
2003 Champion Youngstock Sporthorse Clevedon A&P Show under US judge Wayne Hipsley.

B. Shilelagh wins Champion Ridden Cob at Grand National H&P Show Jan 2008 AND 2009!

Ballytruckle Shilelagh, 50% Welsh cob x Tb has won Champion Ridden Cob at the prestigious Grand National Horse and Pony Show 2008. Beautifully ridden by Emma Hough,, owned by Gail Hough of Parnassus. Congratulations on your fabulous success.

Ballytruckle Shilelagh wins two championships at Royal Canterbury Show

Ballytruckle Shilelagh 50% Welsh Cob X 50% Tb wins two championships at 2007 Royal Canterbury Show under International and National judges. She won the In Hand Champion Partbred Welsh then next day she won the Champion Ridden Novice Cob.

Standing at 154cm she is a lovely example of the Welsh Cob X Tb being out of an Indian Ore mare by Mill Creek Valiant. She is proudly owned by Gail Hough whose daughter Emma rides her in shows. To win an In-Hand Championship and a Ridden Championship at a show of this calibre is a great achievement. Well done.

Ballytruckle Shilelagh wins Champion Park Hack and Reserve Supreme of Show at Waimate A&P Show 2007

Shelly's first foray into the Park Hack ring resulted in her and rider Emma Hough winning the Championship at Waimate A&P Show. She went on to be in contention for Supreme of Show. As the judge couldn't decide between the two remaining horses - Shelly being one of them- they worked out the Supreme of Show on a count back. As Emma had also competed another horse at the Show her number of classes she had competed in werent as many as the other competitor so Shelly didnt make Supreme. Nevertheless the Houghs are very pleased with Shelly who is going from strength to strength.

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