The Society is disappointed to announce that following blood sampling at the National Shire Horse Show, the Champion Gelding, Bradworth Joshua, has been disqualified.
The Championship has therefore been retrospectively awarded to WA & M King with Cotebrook Ben Alder. We would like to congratulate the King Family on taking the Junior and Overall Titles in the Stallions, Mares and Gelding sections. A feat that has never been accomplished with only three horses, well done!
Please note that the Society cannot and will not make further comment on this matter due to ongoing investigations. However, the Society has released this information to ensure that the membership is kept updated.
The Society confirms that blood sampling of animals, at random, happens on a yearly basis at the National Show. Bradworth Joshua was one such animal.