Bloomfield horses hit a winning streak
Balmoral win icing on cake for Bradbury and Tierney
The stunning five-year-old Irish-bred gelding Bloomfield Bespoke crowned a fantastic week for show horse owner Daphne Tierney and rider Jane Bradbury by landing the supreme hunter championship at the prestigious Balmoral Show.
Ironically on the same day, on the other side of the Irish Sea, both Bloomfield Excelsior and Bloomfield Valhalla also won prestigious titles for show horse producer Jayne Ross, crowning a terrific run of success for Bloomfield horses.
"It was a super day all round," commented Jane Bradbury, who minutes after winning her second ever Balmoral crown, discovered that her former RDS champion Bloomfield Excelsior had won the supreme hunter championship at the Royal Windsor Show.
Earlier in the day, Jayne Ross had also ridden Bloomfield Valhalla to win the novice hunter championship there, adding to his title won at Tattersalls in 2016 for the Bloomfield show horse team.
Winning Balmoral, though, was the icing on the cake for both Jane Bradbury and Daphne Tierney who have been a formidable force on the showing circuit for several years.
"Daphne really is a fantastic supporter of the showing scene," Ms Bradbury commented, "and I am delighted to win this for her."
The rider last won the Balmoral crown in 2008 with Trevor Wallace's Adamstown.