Some of the many champions bred at Cosford, as well as ponies and people that have crossed our paths over the years
The legendary Holly of Spring - 3 times Show Pony of the year, being shown by Paul in the Pony Personality Parade at HOYS 1988. Holly spent her latter years for Cooper Corporation at Cosford Stud and is buried in her favourite corner of her paddock.
Paul and his co-judge Kirsten Douglas with their HOYS Riding Horse Champion The Philanderer
Paul and Margaret judging the foal show at Hay on Wye sale 2011
Below - Eastways Artful Dodger, a Strictly Come Dancing fan, practicing his moves...
Shake, Rattle & Roll!
Paul and the late, dear Michael Sharpley co-judging Mini M & M's at the Royal International Horse Show.
Paul and his celebrity co judge Peter Andre at BSPS Champs 1999. Young Isabel Welby was clearly in awe of Mr B - and maybe Peter!
Margaret's other passions are Hunting, Point to Pointing and NH racing. She is pictured above receiving The Queens Cup at Fakenham race course after Cracking Idea (IRE) won a Hunter Chase on an Easter Monday. The following Saturday - 5 days later, he ran again, winning the Ladies Open at Higham in a record time of 5mins 57 secs.
Cosford Charming by Stanley Grange Cocktail out of Cosford Charm. HOYS finalist 2007/8, RIHS finalist 2007/8/9 being placed 5th, 3rd and most recently 2nd.
One of the studs foundation mares - Bengad Pernettya, shown here ridden by a young Danielle Waller & lead by mother Edwina. They had many successes over 1991 & 1992 including BSPS Supreme Champion Lead Rein Peterborough 1991 and Champion at Royal Windsor 1992, she was then retired to stud. Pernettya also features in Dr Wynne Davies book 'The Welsh Mountain Pony' page 121.
International dressage rider and trainer, Spencer Wilton, a pupil of our Frog Hall riding school in the 1980's.
He went on to become National champion in 2007 riding Dolendo.
Cosford Persica, HOYS qualifier & many times Champion Lead Rein, a daughter of Bengad Pernettya & by Stanley Grange Cocktail.
Cosford Perilla at Driffield Show 2010
Cosford Xcella, BSPS Summer Heritage M & M Supreme Champion 2007
Margarets Successful Point to Pointers - Above, Commuter Country and below - Cracking Idea
Cosford Royal Visit & Catherine Cooper, Champion Hack Rutland County - Judge David Walters
Bengad Pernettya CH L/R at BSPS 1991 & Cosford Cherub was Res. Ch. to her.
And for something a 'little' different.... Paul winning the 2/3 year old miniature horse class at HOYS with Birling Trumpcard.
And below, something a bit bigger - foal showing, Suffolk Punch style
Rookwood Cedric - Sold by us as an unbroken 3 year old after being found locally. Broken and competed by Debbie Edmundson (nee Saffell) Pictured at Wembley winning the Junior Showjumper of the Year in the early 1970's
Three sisters out of Cusop Charity, Cosford Charm (By Bengad Nepeta) Cosford Charade and Cosford Cherub (by Solway Schizathus)
Cosford Blue Mink - early 1970's out of Wharton Blue Mist
Contact - Paul and Margaret Brightwell
Frog Hall, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6AB
Tel: (+44) 01473 823196
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