I like to think that you might have noticed a little difference in the Tölt.Club ethos when compared with more traditional Icelandic and other gaited horse organisations.
To underline this different ethos Tölt.Club have sponsored sets of rosettes for anyone who wants them who is organising a show, not 1-6 in a class (we have done some of those too for foreign breed classes to #promotetheicelandichorse).
We want to recognise and reward the work people have put in, not exclusively a first (second, third, etc) past the post where investment, experience and talent are quite rightly rewarded but often mean those who are working the hardest may not be recognised for their effort and success.
Over the Easter weekend in the UK Pinchbeck Icelandic horses teamed up with Fi Pugh and put on an Easter Eggstravaganza Have-a-go show in Spalding in Lincolnshire. The weather was amazing and everyone had a great time with lots of great photos on Facebook.
There is a Wall of Fame on the Tölt.Club website where these awards will be recorded so we can refer back over time.
So hearty congratulations to:
- Catherine Holland & Svipur who won Most Improved. (Svipur thought it was all highly amusing – see the featured image.)
- Graeme Tyson & Glaumur who won Best Partnership.
- Ann Savage & Prestur who won Best Icelandic Horse.
- Harriet Bye & Maistjarna who won Best Newcomer.
Fi chose the winners (she was judging all the gaited classes) and presented the rosettes in the clubhouse. (action photos by Karen Earth)