AJA Giuliano wins Purebred Arab Championship

Clare Fitch barely had time to celebrate her win in the Simon Constable Equine Vets and Mr & Mrs Roberts Ridden Purebred Arab of the Year Championship, before hopping on board her Welsh section D for the next class in the TopSpec Arena on day one of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).

But no busy schedule could hide her sheer delight – and she punched the air as her ride AJA Giuliano was called forward to take the honours.

Whilst it was a first HOYS win for Susan Robinson’s grey gelding, Clare is no stranger to the ring, having taken the same title last year with another Arab she produced, Mirv.

Supreme Champion of the purebred Arab Championship at HOYS  AJA Giuliano Photo:  1st Class Images

 

It’s been a great first open season for the six-year-old AJA Giuliano who also stood Supreme Champion at the British Arabian Championships and qualified for HOYS on his third attempt,  standing reserve champion twice before clinching his golden ticket – third time lucky!

“It’s amazing!” exclaimed Clare. “We’ve had him since a yearling and showed him in hand as a youngster up until he was three. He competed last year as a novice.”

This talented horse has been in dressage training this year and will continue with his dressage over the winter. No doubt he has a very bright future ahead of him. In the meantime, sights will first be set on the Ripon Select Foods Supreme Horse of the Year Championship on Sunday!

Another six-year-old headed the final line up in this Championship; Signet, owned and bred by Judith Powell, took the runner up spot with Louisa Biles in the saddle.

 

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