Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Cobs get own class

Cobs get own class

TRADITIONAL gypsy cobs will be able to compete at the Horse of the Year Show for the first time after they were given their own class.

This year’s event at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre runs from Wednesday, October 2, to Sunday, October 6.

Pure-bred traditional cobs will now be able to compete, with five qualifying events set to be held throughout the country. These will allow 10 cobs — one coloured and one of solid colour from each — to compete.

The competition will be open to cobs registered with the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association (TGCA), with a relevant passport or one over-stamped by the organisation, to certify that the horses or ponies meet the breed standards and are not part-breds.

The competition will follow usual standard rules for SEIB Search for a Star and worthy of note is that competitors do not need to be a member of any organisation to be able to take part.

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