Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre is celebrating after a fantastic day of success for half-sister foals at the Midland Shire Foal Show.
The show, held at Lodgefarm Equestrian Centre near Stoke on Saturday (October 1) is widely regarded as the largest foal show in the country.
Cotebrook Loch Laggan, born in March this year, was crowned overall foal champion beating 36 shires in the process and meaning the award heads to Cotebrook for the second year running following older brother Cotebrook Ben Alder’s success last year.
Laggan was also awarded the Progeny Cup, together with half-sister Cotebrook Loch Loyal, for the best two foals sired by the same stallion. This award means the most to Cotebrook as their father was Moorfield Edward, one of the most prolific stallions ever seen. He died in April this year at the age of 24.
Loyal, who was born in June this year, was second in her class Junior Filly Foals, and is full sister to National Champion Cotebrook Loch Anna.
Janet King, who runs the centre with husband Alistair, said: “These awards mean so much to us. Losing Edward was a difficult time, but knowing his legacy lives on with wonderful foals like Laggan and Loyal is fantastic.”
You can get up close to all the horses at the centre, based just outside Tarporley in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.
The Shire stud farm incorporates 50 acres of beautiful country park where visitors can enjoy an abundance of wildlife from badgers and owls to Scottish wildcats, otters and red deer. All animals at the centre are available for adoption, with around 500 visitors now supporting the scheme.
For more information visit www.cotebrookshirehorses.co.uk