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Swedish judge to decide Connemara winners

Published: 19 Jul 2012 13:000 comments

There will be a Scandanavian flavour at this year's Clogher Valley Show on Wednesday, July 25.

Members of the Equestrian Committee and sponsors (front, from left) Kathryn Montgomery; Councillor Frances Burton, Deputy Mayor of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council, sponsors; Frances Leeman, Armagh Show; Joan Boyd, Vice-Chairman Clogher Valley Show; Marie Bell, National Pony Society; Bill Leeman, Armagh Show (back row) Philip Montgomery; Tony Bell, National Pony Society; Junior Boyd, and Andrew Beacom, sponsor.

For the first time in its history, the Show will have a judge from Sweden in the Connemara Pony Classes.

There will also be judges travelling from England and Scotland as well as from around the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The horse and pony section will have numerous qualifiers for filly foals, yearling fillies, three-year-old fillies,broodmares, foals, Irish Draught yearling fillies, mare and foal, two-year-old fillies, three-year-old fillies, colt foal, filly foal, breeders championships and Connemara classes.

The Clogher Valley Show will be the only show in Ireland to once again hold qualifiers for the Cuddy Breeders Challenge Supreme In-Hand Championship.

Other qualifiers are being held at Clogher for finals throughout England.

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