- Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 06:15
HI POINT FOR YULGILBAR RUN N CEE
"We are just home from the Nationals. It did not look like being a very good show, Bruce arrived at Tamworth with a bad bout of colic and it took a good 48 hours for him to recover. However he went on to win his Dressage, the All American Trail, the Amateur Trail and took out overall Hi Point Select Amateur Horse. We had 13 ribbons from 15 events so all things considered it was a great effort by him."
NAMBOUR "A" AND "AA" & GATTON MULTI JUDGE SUMMER SPECIAL SHOW
"Well at long last we are back showing again. The first planned show was for Gatton late January but of course flooding rains saw that one cancelled. So our first show was Nambour on 11th Feb. We had an "A" show on the 11th and "AA" on the 12th. The "A" Show Bruce won all our Amateur classes and was placed 2nd in his two open classes and won the Hunter in Hand class. On the Sunday he won his halter class and took out Reserve Champion and again we won all our Amateur classes. It was a very hot weekend and I was pleased to have Kelatolyte with me as Bruce sweats very heavily.
Last weekend saw us at Gatton for the Multi Judge Summer Special Show. We show under two judges in every class, once again we won all our Amateur classes as well as the Senior Horse Hunter Under Saddle, Senior Horse Trail and a 1st and 2nd in Senior Horse Western Pleasure."
QLD ALL BREEDS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
On the weekend 5th, 6th and 7th August Gail and Bruce competed at the QLD All Breeds State Championships at Nambour. They had an excellent weekend winning the Select Amateur Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure and Trail and also taking out Hi Point Select Amatuer. Bruce also placed in all his Senior Horse classes against some stiff competition. That will be our last show for a little while and as expected we have been just tipped out of the end of year Performance Horse Award after the run of shows up north. He will still receive Hi Point Hunter in Hand Horse of Australia as he is well in front there.
YULGILBAR RUN N CEE GIVES AN A+ PERFORMANCE
20th June, 2011
Gail Lowden and Yulgilbar Run & Cee (Bruce) had an excellent weekend in May at the Gatton “A” and “AA” shows.
The Saturday show was very successful for Kelato sponsored rider Gail and her horse Bruce, winning the Senior Horse Hunter Under Saddle, the Senior Horse Western Pleasure and Senior Trail. The winning duo also took out High Point Senior Horse of the Show.
On the Sunday they came in 2nd in all the above classes. Gail said she was more than happy to achieve 2nd to a top horse who had come straight from his success at the NPHA (National Pleasure Horse Association) show at Horsley Park.
Gail has been particularly pleased with this season’s trail results. In previous seasons Bruce (Yulgilbar Run & Cee) has been a rather unpredictable Trail horse, very lazy and inclined to tip and bump everything in his path. This season he has redeemed himself, and if his rider is concentrating can actually perform some rather good trail patterns and be consistently in the placings.
Having a 16.2 hh horse presents an extra degree of difficulty for 5ft tall Gail, particularly at gates. Bruce’s win in the Senior Trail class was especially encouraging for Gail as she continues to see him improve.
It was a wonderful weekend all round, especially with the temperatures at a pleasant 25 degrees during the day. Gail hopes to have similar weather in July at the QLD Quarter Horse Championships but it’s probably wishful thinking!
KELATO’S NUTRIFLEX HELPS YULGILBAR RUN N CEE (‘BRUCE’) TO BE A “FIT AS A FIDDLE” CHAMPION
16th May, 2011
Congratulations to Kelato Sponsored Rider, Gail Lowden, on her excellent results at the 2011 Australian Quarter Horse National Championships held last month at the AELEC Centre in Tamworth.
Officially called “Q11 - The World Show Down Under”, it was an exciting time for serious Quarter Horse competitors including Gail Lowden and her big bay Quarter Horse gelding Yulgilbar Run n Cee (‘Bruce’) who had an excellent show. Starting out with placings in all his Halter classes, ‘Bruce’ finished third in a very large field in the Hunter in Hand Class, where the number of competitors was double that of 2010.
The real highlight for Gail and ‘Bruce’ however, was achieving Reserve Champion in the Open Senior Horse Hunter Under Saddle. This was a huge class with numbers in English events up by almost 80 per cent on the 2010 show. Who’s your Daddy - undoubtedly Australia’s top Hunter Under Saddle horse, took out Champion.
“Being Reserve to this incredible horse was almost as good as winning,” Gail said.
Even more important for Gail was having ‘Bruce’ back to normal. Last year ‘Bruce’ had some joint problems but he has been on Kelato’s joint supplement NutriFLEX for the last 5 months and is now moving freely again.
“I was really concerned when the Australian Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) changed the program and my three Hunter Under Saddle classes all ended up on the one afternoon,” Gail said. “I questioned whether his [‘Bruce’s’] legs would stand up to it? Well, he was third in the American Hunter class and Reserve Champion in both the Open and the Amateur Hunter Under Saddle. Plus, he was fit as a fiddle the next day taking out Champion in the American Trail class and 6th out of 31 in the Amateur Horsemanship class, a significant achievement for us as it’s not usually one of our best events.”
Upcoming events for Gail and ‘Bruce’ include the Energex Celebration Show, QLD State Quarter Horse Championships and all the American Quarter Horse Show.