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Prime Connemara Walstead Web page Boy has died aged 18


  • Robyn McGee’s Connemara gelding Walstead Web page Boy has died aged 18 on account of a strangulating lipoma.

    Walstead Web page Boy, who was generally known as Fred at dwelling, received on the Horse of the 12 months Present (HOYS) in 2014 and he was mountain and moorland (M&M) younger rider champion on the Royal Worldwide (RIHS) in 2015.

    Robyn purchased Fred in 2015 from Terri Gregson who rode him to his HOYS and RIHS victories. He was began below saddle by Millie Allen, who certified him for each HOYS and the RIHS for the primary time.

    Fred joined Terri in 2012 and the next yr he received the New Forest and Connemara ultimate on the RIHS. Throughout their partnership additionally they received the £1,000 supreme ultimate at North of England, have been champion at Midland Counties and reserve champion at Lincolnshire.

    “He was a showman and each time I rode him he made me really feel like I used to be on prime of the world,” stated Terri, who famous that Fred gave her a primary ever triumph at HOYS. “Once we have been collectively, I used to be making reminiscences with my greatest good friend. He was a dream-maker who all the time tried his coronary heart out. If I used to be ever struggling he was all the time there for me; he was Mr Dependable. Robyn then gave him probably the most wonderful dwelling.”

    Robyn and Fred received many championship titles collectively

    Robyn additionally loved a number of successes with Fred, lifting reserve within the Nationwide Pony Society gold medal ultimate at Blair in 2017, narrowly lacking out on an Olympia ticket in 2019 and successful different championship titles on the Scottish county present circuit.

    “I had him for seven years and we did every thing collectively,” stated home-producer Robyn. “He had a really different life and he liked hacking, although we nonetheless had a number of enjoyable within the ring.”

    Alongside his exhibiting successes, Fred was recognized for his real and easy-going nature:

    “In addition to being a pleasant sort he was so light, pleasant and loving; he by no means put a foot unsuitable,” stated Robyn. “He all the time spoke to me once I got here to the yard and he was so good with kids.”

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