Samantha will now compete at The SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse
Finals at the Horse Of The Year Show from October 9-13 at the Birmingham NEC.
The horses were judged on their suitability as riding horses
, taking into account manners, rideability and conformation.
He came riding horse
on last day of his job as software engineer..
Judges are: Highland Mountain and Moorland Mr TB Haliburton; Connemara Welsh Mr C Patrick; CHAPS veteran Mrs M Smith; Supreme championship, combined hunter, heavy horse championship Mrs J McInnes; Turnout, show ponies, pony breeding Mr R Robertson; Palomino, Arab and Utility Mrs Liz McLaughlan; Inhand and Ridden Hunters, riding horse
, Cobs and Hacks Avril McKinlay; Shetland Mr K Adam; Clydesdale W Hair; Show Hunter ponies and ex-race horses Kate Jo Nixon; Working Hunter Ms CA Baker and Robin Avery; Dogs Mr R Robertson.
"If you can't afford to pay a thousand dollars for a good riding horse
, minimum," Ewing says, "then you cannot afford to keep that horse."
"Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse
" is a guide for those who want to train a former racing horse to adapt to a more leisurely career as it passes its prime.
In the Racehorse to Riding Horse
class he will be judged on his suitability as a riding horse
against 2007 Grand National winner Silver Birch, ridden by champion lady point-to-point jockey Annie Bowles, 2006 Grand National winner Numbersixvalverde, already victorious in the dressage ring, and 2009 RSA Chase victor Cooldine, successful at the Tattersalls Ireland show last month.
This took him to the Overall Supreme of the show where in a six champion rider contest he was pulled forward in front to Anna Rowbotham's small riding horse
Regal Lady III.
GRADE 1-winning chaser Accordion Etoile, who retired from racing in 2008, landed the biggest win of his new career in the show ring on Saturday when taking the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Racehorse to Riding Horse
championship, writes Jessica Lamb.
Newcastle Riding Club rider Gail Brown scored a double hit on the second day to take both riding horse
and sidesaddle championships on her own 11-year-old More Majestic, bred by Mrs Nickerson of Throckley and by Celtic Laurus who stands at the Crackenthorpe Stud in Cumbria.
The riding horse
championship went to Hazel Gallagher and Ocean Cove, a 16.2hh six-year old, Irish sports horse gelding by Big Sink Hope.
MacMahon last year rode Gold Cup winner War Of Attrition to victory in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Racehorse to Riding Horse
IT IS more than five years since Brave Inca enjoyed his career highlight with victory in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, but his winning days are far from behind him, as he demonstrated when landing the Racehorse to Riding Horse
prize for the second time at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show on Saturday.
In 1986 he was champion of the Stallion Licensing in Verden and in 1987 he became German National Champion Three-Year-Old Riding horse
. In 1987 he was Champion of the Stallion Performance Test and in 1989 he was crowned National Exhibition Champion.