Local horse takes out top honours in Arabian show circuit

BRIGHTON Council’s very own animal control officer Katrina Phillips is proud of some recent successes of her Arabian horses at two recent prestigious shows in Tasmania. The shows are regarded as the cream of the show circuit for Arabian horses.

Katrina said the shows were run under a strict format with international judges.

The first was held at Westbury and Katrina’s beautiful stallion Frank won grand supreme exhibit of the show winning a number of ribbons, sashes, trophies and awards.

The second of these two major shows was run more recently at Campbell Town and again, Frank cleaned up bringing home grand supreme ridden horse of show, high point horse of show, supreme Crabbet Arabian, champion stallion, to name a few.

“I am very proud to say he is ridden by my daughter Ash Phillips, to achieve all of this.  Ash and her riding instructor, Yvonne Downes, have not had any input with Frank’s training from a green unbroken horse to now achieve this great result

“Ash and Yvonne are taking Frank to the Australian Championships which are the Melbourne Cup equivalent in the Arabian Show world. Horses come from overseas to compete at the top level and you have to qualify to be able to enter.

“While we have no expectations of wins, the opportunity to compete at this level with be a life changing experience for Ash,” Katrina said.