HOYS 2015 2016 and 2017 MINIATURE BREEDER of the YEAR

Eileen Yaxley
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HOYS

2016

SIMPLY THE BEST !

RECORD, RECORD BREAKING DONABI UK !!

2016 HOYS NEWS CONTINUES TO BE AMAZING -
NOW THERE ARE 8 DONABI UK HORSES QUALIFIED FOR THE HOYS FINAL IN OCTOBER

with Uno Tom Thumb breaking his own record from last year with 6 of the 8 qualifiers sired by him, and one being the first by Fallen Ash Farms Handsome Eagle, and Fallen Ash Eagles First Love is the dam of 3 of the 8.

The other notable achievement is that 100% of my eligilble foals from 2015 have qualified as HOYS FINALISTS in their first season:

The Donabi UK 2016 HOYS Finalists are :

DONABI UK UNO'S LOVE STORY

Bath & West

DONABI UK UNO LALIQUE

Derbyshire Festival


DONABI UK EAGLES FILIGREE

Derbyshire Festival

DONABI UK UNO COLOUR FAIRY

Colour Fairy

Three Counties Show

DONABI UK UNO SIMPLY MAGICAL

TSR

DONABI UK UNO CARTIER
New Forest Show
FALLEN ASH EAGLES FIRST LOVEStoneleigh
DONABI UK UNO DIMAGGIOStoneleigh

 

Saturday 25th September 2015

Look what came in the post !!!!!! ...........

Letter from Kellythorpe Stud and Horse of the Year Show 2015::

"Dear Mrs Eileen Yaxley

Following your hugely successful season, I am delighted to be able to inform you that you have achieved a prestigious award in this year's Horse of the Year Show Leading Breeder Awards Series, sponsored by Kellythorpe Stud.

The series aims to recognise, celebrate and reward the most successful breeders, based on results achieved in Horse of the Year Show qualifiers during the 2015 season. A number of outstanding results achieved by the horsies/ponies that you have bred, has secured you the title of Miniature Breeder of the Year."

 

 

A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW
HOW CAN WE EVER TOP 2015 ?

2015 HOYS MINIATURE BREEDER OF THE YEAR

A record 6 horses from DONABI UK in the Horse of the Year Show Final

A record 4 of them sired by super producing stallion UNO TOM THUMB including 3 of his daughters :-
DONABI UK UNO COLOUR FAIRY
DONABI UK UNO LALIQUE
DONABI UK UNO SIMPLY MAGICAL

and his son
DONABI UK UNO CARTIER

also qualified was my beautiful silver bay filly
DONABI UK STAR SPANGLED ELEGANCE
and
my incredible broodmare
FALLEN ASH EAGLES FIRST LOVE
who herself set a record by being the dam of 2 of the qualifiers in the same season
Donabi UK Uno Lalique (with her first foal at foot) and Donabi UK Uno Cartier

Then, incredibly, FIRST LOVE (with her 2015 filly foal at foot) WON the HOYS qualifier at the BMHS Breed Championship Show to join them in the Final
AN UNPRECEDENTED, PHENOMENAL FEAT BY A BROODMARE, and still only 8 years old !


 

I am running out of superlatives for our HOYS 2015Qualification season - it's now a RECORD, Record Breaking one !

My exquisitely beautiful mare, Fallen Ash Eagles First Love, with her stunning bay pinto filly foal, Donabi UK Uno's Love Story, at foot, not only achieved the unique status of having 2 of her offspring qualifying, but at the BMHS Championship Show on 5th September First Love won the mares and gelding class and will also be going to HOYS.
I am so grateful to sister and brother team, Hattie and Tom Miller for so sympathetically and skilfully showing the mare and foal for me, as I had my hand in plaster from an op earlier in the week.

My beautiful grulla pinto Donabi UK Uno Lalique WON and QUALIFIED at the New Forest Show, once again under the master showing skill of Tom Miller – with thanks to Leonie Holloway for stepping in to take charge of Lalique’s stunning black pinto filly foal, Donabi UK Eagle’s Filigree

That was exciting enough, and then at Stoneleigh, another Donabi UK Winner and Reserve Champion – Donabi UK Uno Cartier, a very striking chestnut pinto yearling colt by ‘Uno’ out of Fallen Ash Eagles First Love, (full brother to Lalique) shown by his very proud owner Katy Smith.

The Donabi UK 2015 HOYS Finalists were :

Donabi UK Uno Colour Fairy (owned by Maxine and Claudia Foulkes)Colour Fairy

Three Counties

Donabi UK Star Spangled Elegance, shown for me by Tom MillerSpangled Elegance

Staffs County

Donabi UK Uno Simply Magical, shown for me by Tom Miller

Simply Magical

Kent County

Donabi UK Uno Lalique, qualified for me by Tom MillerLalique

New Forest & Hampshire

Donabi UK Uno Cartier (owned by Katy Smith)Uno Cartier

Stoneleigh

Fallen Ash Eagled First Love (shown for me by Hattie Miller)Fallen Ash Eagles First LoveBMHS Championship Show

FOUR of the SIX horses above are sired by THE MOST OUTSTANDING WINNER AND CHAMPION PRODUCING STALLION – UNO TOM THUMB

Perhaps even more outstanding is that TWO of the above finalists, Donabi UK Uno Lalique and Donabi UK Uno Cartier are out of the same mare - an UNPRECEDENTED FEAT ! What a broodmare, and still only 8 years old.

As stated 2 offspring from the same mare to qualify in one season is UNPRECEDENTED, but then for the mare herself - FALLEN ASH EAGLES FIRST LOVE - to WIN and QUALIFY as well in the same year, at the BMHS Championship Show sets yet another RECORD !!!!!

I am so very proud to have bred of all of the above.

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Kent County Show - a long way to go but a fantastic result. DONABI UK UNO SIMPLY MAGICAL with Tom Miller showing her as professionally and sympathetically as he always does, WON the BMHS Youngstock 1&2 year old HOYS qualifier, and then went on to be Overall Champion. We are all so excited that Magical will be going to HOYS as well as Ellie.

'Uno' was brilliant too, he was 2nd in the Stallion qualifier, and Lalique 4th in the mare class, her first time out this season as now accompanied by her foal at foot, an elegant, refined black pinto filly.

Very proud of them all.

Dear Ellie (Donabi UK Star Spangled Elegance) has again qualified to compete in the HOYS final at the NEC, Birmingham in October. She gained her qualification at Staffs County Show. Huge congratulations to Tom Miller for showing her so beautifully and for the unique, mutually responsive bond he has formed with her, they are a special partnership !

2014

Well the 'exciting HOYS final' we were looking forward to lived up to expectations. We had one of the most enjoyable visits I can remember, even though we have won, been Reserve Champion and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc on other occasions. Little 'Uno' man was first in the ring with Donna Bamonte in the Stallion Class, he looked fabulous, I was very proud of him, and was 4th Overall, so thrilled with that result.

Uno at HOYS

Next class was Mares/Gelding with my beautiful Lala (Lalique) and my daughter Donna, Lala too was 4th, so more excitement with that. Dear Ellie (Star Spangled Elegance) looked absolutely stunning with Tom Miller, and was foot perfect, even though out of the ribbons on this occasion, but had proved her show quality beyond doubt 5 weeks earlier at BMHS where she was Supreme Grand Champion.

Lala at HOYS

A fantastic 'HOYS' show season, now we have to try and do it all over again next year !

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HE DID IT !!! My special boy, dear little Uno Tom Thumb WON the Stallion class at the Kent County Show in July and qualified for the HOYS final in October. Not only Uno going to HOYS, but his daughter, Donabi UK Uno Colour Fairy was Champion at the Royal Windsor Show in May and also qualified for the 4th consecutive year. What a credit Fairy is to him and the champion stock he produces - Congratulations to Maxine and Claudia once again.

ANOTHER UNO TOM THUMB DAUGHTER GOING TO HOYS !!

I am so very proud and excited that my beautiful home bred filly, Donabi UK Uno Lalique WON the HOYS Qualifier at Dunster Show on Friday 15th August 2014, and was also CHAMPION, so she will be joining her sire, Uno Tom Thumb, and another of his Champion Daughters, Donabi UK Uno Colour Fairy in October for the HOYS final at the NEC.

Not only was Lalique's success so uplifting BUT it was a unique 'Family Result', as her dam, Fallen Ash Eagles First Love, was 2nd to her, with colt foal at foot and Best Foal, Donabi UK Uno Cartier, full brother to Lalique, and my silver bay filly, Donabi UK Star Spangled Elegance, with Tom Miller, was 4th! That must be a 'once in a lifetime' result.


"The Family"

We have always said the true test of a stallion is judged by the offspring he produces - and UNO TOM THUMB KEEPS ON PROVING HE IS A PRODUCER !!!

Once again we are proud that 'Uno' himself is qualified for the HOYS Final at the NEC in October, together with 2 of his Champion daughters.


We are very proud that TWO of his produce qualified for HOYS 2013 at consecutive shows.

CONGRATULATIONS to Maxine and Claudia on producing DONABI UK UNO COLOUR FAIRY so professionally, as they always do, not only to win her BMHS HOYS qualifying class at Kent County show on 12th July, but to take Res. Ch. with her as well.

Two days later at the other end of the country, DONABI UK UNO MASTERPIECE won his BMHS HOYS qualifier at the North of England Show. Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Katy Smith in her first season of showing miniatures, and the success she has achieved with Masterpiece in all sorts of spheres.

Another of Uno's sons, DONABI UK UNO ROMANTIC AFFAIR, shown by David Kelly in Ireland, at his only outing for 2013 won and went Overall Champion as a senior stallion, and at only 3 years old. CONGRATULATIONS DAVID.

DONABI UK ARE VERY PROUD !!!

Rio and foal


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