SCBC Secretary, Rona Parry on Harrington Here and Now (left) with Dawn Whiteman's daughter Nicola on Spring to Glory


Harrington Here and Now, ridden by Rona Parry, achieved success at Fawkham Riding Club's Pre-season Warm-up Show at Edenbridge, Kent on 21st March.     The 15 year old part-bred gelding, aka Trooper, took the special rosette for best CB and was placed first in the Ridden / Rare Breeds class, matched against a strong field of Spanish and Lusitano contestants.  Harrington Here and Now is by  Queenbury Hussar out of a TB mare.  Show Secretary Dawn Whiteman has a 19 year old part-bred, Spring to Glory, by Bantry Bere out of a Welsh mare.   Spring won the Welsh/Welsh-cross class and was placed in the Veterans. Dawn hopes their success will encourage other Cleveland owners to enter their horses next year.



With several new members attending, the Club enjoyed a memorable visit to Cholderton Stud on Sunday 18th April.    We were joined by Henry Edmunds whose family have been breeding Cleveland Bays at Cholderton for 125 years.   The AGM, held in the Shooters' Lodge, was followed by an excellent buffet lunch.  Henry was able to show us several historical artifacts relating to the breed.  On a gloriously sunny afternoon, our host together with Cecilia Delville-Lindsay conducted Members on an extensive tour of the Cholderton Stud to see numerous mares and stallion Cholderton Boreas.   Our warm thanks to Henry for a convivial day.


Christine Pike made an impresive appearance at the Club's Show on 20th June riding Jo Strange's 24 year old Cleveland Bay Appleton Wiske (aka Milly).   The pair won the CB Best Turned Out Prize kindly donated by Shaw and Co. (Solicitors).  Then with Christine's daughter Susan riding, she took the CB breed special in the side saddle Concours d'Elegance.   This was followed by Best side saddle horse or pony and Best side saddle riding club horse or pony.   An epitome of elegance, Susan is shown riding Milly in a super photograph by Nigel Lomax. Appleton Wiske is a granddaughter of Gerrick Majesty.



Once again the Show enjoyed fine weather and glorious sunshine.   Entries for the Ridden CB class on 3rd June were markedly down compared with 2009.   Last year an already strong field was bolstered by the addition of the four coaching horses of Paul and Chris Berens-Scott from Luxembourg.   (See the Photo Galleries section Photopage "Suffolk Show".)   This year five horses were expected to compete but one was withdrawn due to lameness and another was not forward on the day.

   This left just three contenders : Cecilia Delville-Lindsay on Sue Cutts' Folds Veronica, Jo Davey on the

veteran part-bred Gorwell Dancemaster (by Signalman) and Pamela Shipley on her five year old Barbarian Buccaneer.   The horses were placed in that order by judge Mrs A. S. Hooley from Hereford.   Dancemaster won the Best Turned Out sash and prize of 50 pounds presented by Shaw & Co. Solicitors.   Perhaps the three entries were sufficient since Mrs Hooley could be seen casting a concerned eye on the sky while riding.   The PA system had just announced the imminent arrival of troopers from the Parachute Regiment!   Their balletic performance above the showground, complete with smoke streamers, marked the opening of a spectacular Military display in the Grand Ring.

Photos by Louise Bakish.


Congratulations to Anabel Bray who took her mare Willow Annabel to the Royal Festival of the Horse to win the Mare class and went on to be Best Cleveland Bay.   Anabel acquired her 14 year old CB, who is by Bantry Bere out of Denwick Anne, just a year and a half ago from Les Woodhouse.  He had the mare for about two years.  Now Anabel is keen to learn more of her horse's history.   The vet confirms that Annabel has had a foal at some stage but nothing else is known.

     Unfortunately, Anabel was unable to stay on for the later classes at the Royal Festival as she is the Secretary of Bewdley Show which was held the next day.    She has offered to run some CB classes at the 2011 show which attracts a very good turnout and some loyal sponsors.   Bewdley Show includes qualifiers for the Royal London, Equifest, SWPA, Amateur Showing, 15+ Veterans Society and BSPA.   The date  for next year is 9th July 2011.

     If you can shed any light on Willow Annabel's past, please get in touch using our Contact Us facility.

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NEW FOREST SHOW   -   Folds Veronica wins Rare Breeds Ridden class !!!!


Nicola Whiteman and her partbred Spring to Glory built on their 2009 successes in Dressage to Music on 18th July.  The 15.2 veteran 19 year old is by Bantry Bere out of a Welsh mare.   The pair won all of their London & South East Riding Clubs DTM qualifier classes including Junior Freestyle, Pas Seul and Pas de Deux.   List 1 BD judge Mary Ann Horn awarded several 10's for their performances as Mary Poppins.   Nicola's mother, Dawn, said the music fitted Spring so well that they tweaked it and updated the costume as nothing else worked so well.   She added "It goes to show that even 19 year old Clevelands can still do well and what a breed they are!" (From Jo Strange, 20.7.10)   Photographs from Dawn Whiteman, click to enlarge.



Cecilia Delville-Lindsay's Cholderton Ixion won his class and was Champion Cleveland Bay at Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Show on Saturday, 14th August.


Four Years and Over

1st & Part Bred Champion - Tilly Mint (Jo Strange)   2nd - Huggi Bere (Angela Hale)


1st, Pure bred Champion  and Supreme Champion - Cholderton Janus (Jo Strange)


1st - Huggi Bere (Angela Hale)

Best Turned Out - Huggi Bere.   (Prize and sash presented by Shaw & Co. Solicitors)

All classes were judged by Emily Williams of Lincoln.

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  A selection of news items from 2010


The funeral of Cleveland Bay breeder Miss Marygold Nixey was held on Monday 13th September.   A Founder Member of the Southern Cleveland Bay Breeders Club, 79 year old Miss Nixey, who had been in poor health for some time, recently suffered a stroke and died on 2nd September.   The great many people attending the service at Cuxham in Oxfordshire packed the small church to overflowing with about 50 mourners standing in silence outside.

      Miss Nixey hunted the pure bred stallion Gerrick Majesty for many years and with him won the King George V Cup three times.   She bred, produced and handled many notable Cleveland Bays which were sold both close to home and around the world.   Two of her stallions, Principal Boy and Gerrick Marquis went to the Imperial Japanese Stud.  

     Donations in memory of Marygold went to Cuxham Church and the Stroke Association.

The Royal London re-located to a new venue at Onley Ground Equestrian Complex at Willoughby near Rugby for its 2010 show at the beginning of September.  

     Following her earlier success at the Royal Festival in June, Anabel Bray's 'new to showing' mare, Willow Annabel won the Rare/Foreign Breeds Championship class.   The 14 year old mare is by Bantry Bere out of Denwick Anne.   The Cleveland Bay In Hand class was won by Pamela Shipley's Barbarian Buccaneer who is by Penrhyn Dictator out of Willow Luceres, a daughter of  Bantry Bere!   W. Annabel was second in the CB In Hand class.  (Posted September 10)



Anabel Bray with her CB Willow Annabel and a rescue cob which was also a winner at the Royal London Show