Edwin Wylie’s Noddyvyse Prestige, driven to a hackney viceroy by Gillian McNinch has been named winner of the Inaugural Virtual Game Fair horse drawn vehicle show. The photograph was taken at the driving club’s show at the Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle, last year.
Joint runners-up have been named as Kane’s Carriages Halo and Hermish, put to a Dutch Phanton by Angelo and Lucia Kane and Philip Jacob’s Blue and Freddie.
Virtual Game Fair organiser, Albert Titterington said: “We have been delighted with the response to the Inaugural Virtual Game Fair horse drawn vehicle show. The show displayed a superb range of vehicles, horses and ponies, all immaculately turned out and managed by their drivers and grooms.”
The difficult task of selecting the winners fell to Emma Cowan, a life-long horse lover. She added: “The Hackney is a rare breed now and it was wonderful to see Hoddyvyse Prestige showcasing what is unique about these beautiful horses.
“I simply could not choose between the pairs on display. Both the Friesian and the cob pairs were groomed to perfection and moving in complete harmony with each other.”
Whip & Collar Driving Club show organiser, Philip Titterington, hailed the inaugural virtual show as a success for the Club. “We were delighted with the response from our members and with the prizes put up by The Virtual Game Fair. We all look forward to the day we can meet in the ‘real world’, however, this virtual event has been a great way to continue to share our passion for driving.”
Check out all the entries in the presentation video.