Lady Star van Doperheide
SIRE OF DAM
Natty start her career in Breen Equestrian as Shane’s travelling show groom. Now after almost 10 years travelling with horses all around the world she took over managing the yard. She plays one of the most vital roles at Breen Equestrian insuring the yard is running smoothly.
The Breen Team headed up to Birmingham this week to compete in the famous Horse of the Year Show.
Georgia set the tone for the show, winning the Welcome Stakes with Z7 Caretina – we can’t say enough how impressed we are with this little mare bouncing back from major surgery and already claiming multiple wins this year. In the Grandstand Stakes, Shane and Gait L claimed 5th place with Georgia and Z7 Ascot hot on their heels to finish in 6th. In the NAEC Stoneleigh Stakes, Shane piloted Lady Star van Doperheide to a stunning 7th place whilst Evita and Georgia jumped to 10th.
On Saturday, 8-year-old Vistogrand stepped up to the challenge in the Accumulator to come home with a 2nd place – a very impressive result to add to this horse’s record!
On Sunday, Vistogrand, out to do one better than his result the day before, cleared and impressive 1.75 in the 5 Fence Challenge to take the win! And in good company as well, as Shane and Vistogrand shared the win with the legend John Whitaker. In the Speed Horse of the Year, Georgia and Evita jumped to 10th place with Shane and Gait L following closely behind to finish in 11th. The show culminated in the 3* Grand Prix – the Leading Showjumper of the Year. Shane and Lady Star posted a beautiful round to come home with an 11th placing whilst Georgia and fan favourite Z7 Ascot jumped to 5th place, proving again just how consistent they are as a pair!
A huge thanks to HOYS for hosting yet another event to remember and our team for making all this possible.