Due to popular demand, the organizers of Virtual Windsor included a Heavy Horse section in this year’s show, and were not disappointed with the turnout, with 68 entries keeping the class size above that of Iberian, Polo Pony and Haflinger.
Guest Judge John Peacock was tasked with the judging of the class, and after careful deliberation awarded the title to Keith Session’s Rookhill Emporer. John said, “Those tremendous limbs he has and joints; the feet, the feather and its head carriage, I just felt it was the complete picture of what we were looking for. That is a good working stallion ready to go to work, with tremendous limbs, short back, well up in his quarters. He just jumped out at me – as soon as I saw it I thought he’s the one.”
In a respectable second place was Nigel Murfitt’s Flight Hill Charlie, with Stacy Vaughan’s ridden entry on Catwg Black Velvet in third.
This class was generously supported by Warwickshire Clothing, who have provided an Octagon Soft Shell Jacket for the winner.
Flight Hill Charlie
Catwg Black Velvet