QUANTONG trainer Gaye Longley enjoyed multiple successes at the 2014 Independent Miniature Horse Registry National Show at Tamworth, New South Wales in March.
Longley and her 10-year-old small horse mare Sheer Elegance – which was bred by Danielle and Diane Cotton at Mirrindel stud – won three awards on day three of the five-day show.
Sheer Elegance was awarded national champion in the mare over eight years – 34.5 inches to 38.5 inches – national reserve grand champion in the small horse senior event and supreme in the supreme veteran exhibit.
Longley said it was her biggest accomplishment in three attempts at the show.
“I’ve been to the competition before, but I’ve never had such success,” she said.
“I’ve had a lot of success in Victoria, but not in Tamworth.”
Longley travelled to Tamworth in a party of four, which included her daughter Samantha Acott.