High present cob Its Abracobdabra has died


  • Hayley Erner’s prolific heavyweight present cob Its Abracobdabra has been put down aged 17 after an damage sustained within the area.

    Its Abracobdabra, who was generally known as Magic at dwelling, was a two-time Royal Worldwide Horse Present (RIHS) winner, as soon as together with his former producer Jayne Ross within the open heavyweight ultimate and secondly with Hayley who received the beginner equal a number of years later.

    Rosemary Hetherington was liable for discovering Magic in Eire as a four-year-old. He joined Staff Ross to start his ridden profession, the place he tallied a formidable CV, together with a number of county present wins, his Hickstead victory and a second-place end at Horse of the Yr Present (HOYS).

    He then joined Rachel McCourt, then Hayley purchased him after HOYS in 2016.

    “Jayne rang me to say that Rachel was contemplating promoting Magic and that she thought he’d be the proper match for me,” mentioned Hayley. “I purchased him unseen and we started our partnership the next yr.”

    Hayley and Magic loved success on the RIHS, North of England, the British Present Horse Affiliation (BSHA) nationwide championships and so they additionally appeared on the HOYS ultimate.

    “He was the loveliest horse and he was an absolute gentleman,” Hayley added. “He wasn’t the simplest to provide as he was a delicate soul, however he at all times tried very exhausting and we had a storming time collectively over two seasons.

    “He was such a mover — he floated alongside in trot whereas at all times decreasing and going within the gallop. He was like a Rolls Royce to trip.”

    Magic was retired from the present ring after HOYS in 2018. He spent the remainder of his days with Alison Gregg who loved him at dwelling in addition to in different disciplines, reminiscent of long-distance driving and dealing equitation.

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