Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre has pulled off a hat-trick after three of its foals were crowned champions in The Midland Shire Foal Show.
The Shire stud farm won seven trophies at the competition a few weeks ago, in what is the largest Shire foal show in the country.
Cotebrook Ben Alder beat 36 foals to become Champion Foal (1st Senior Colt Foal class) at what is his first show.
Loch Anna, only 16 months old, achieved the accolades of Junior Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion of 62 entries (1st yearling colt, filly or gelding class).
15-year-old Moorfield Dora also helped Susan Thomas win the title of Reserve Champion Young Handler of the Year, victorious over 19 finalists.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, which is run by husband and wife team Alistair and Janet King, has bred some of the world’s top shire horses over the years, including the world’s most prolific Shire horse Stallion, Moorfield Edward.
Following their success, Janet said: “We are very proud of our beautiful Shires and it is wonderful to have been given this recognition. We’re now looking forward to sharing this success with the many visitors who come to Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre.”
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 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