New Addition to Shire Fold
POLLY the Shire Horse, owned by Kerry Roberts of Holsworthy, gave birth to a healthy filly, Penny, on April 6, bringing the total number of Shire horses in England to 3,001.
This is the second time Polly has given birth. Unfortunately, the first time, although the pregnancy was healthy and went normally, the foal did not survive. Kerry said: “Polly and I are over the moon with her new filly. I don’t know which of us is more excited. It was lovely to watch Penny transform overnight into the most wonderful, caring mom of all – the bond between them is just beautiful to behold.
You can see video of Polly and Penny at Mother and Daughter will both be competing in various classes at the Devon County Show on Friday, July 1, in the main arena. The pair will also be available throughout the day for photos and “selfies” in the heavy horse section. A Mounted Police appearance from Avon & Somerset Police, performing Thursday and Friday in the Phil Greed Arena, is also confirmed for the 2022 Devon County Show. Visitors will be invited to experience the important work of police horses and discover some of the methods used in their training. The team will also demonstrate ‘Operation Close Pass’, a national road safety initiative aimed at educating drivers and vulnerable road users on the safe use of shared road space.
Visitors to the 2022 Devon County Show will also be treated to a collection of superb purebred Spanish horses (PRE), crossed with the Portuguese Lusitano horse, one of the oldest breeds in the world and considered by the Greeks and Romans to be the best in the world. saddle horse.
The show is designed to be a true feast for the senses each day of the Show with the spectacle of these magnificent horses and their riders dressed in traditional Iberian outfits parading through the ring and demonstrating their extraordinary dressage abilities. They will also be joined by a group of flamenco dancers adding drama and excitement to the occasion. The appearance of the Devon County Show is designed to provide a flavor of a huge spectacular and the largest equine event to be held in the South West in September at Westpoint Arena.
You can book your Devon County Show 2022 tickets in advance and save at www.devoncountyshow.co.uk Children are free on Saturdays.