“Victoria of Fox Run”
2000 High Point Award Winner
Owners: Vicky McIntire and Ronald Phillipsx
Linda and Allan Hamid of the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc., Woodbury, Connecticut are pleased to announce the winner of the 2000 Spanish-Norman High Point Award: the Spanish-Norman mare, Victoria of Fox Run, owned by Victoria McIntire and Ronald Phillips of Fox Run Farm, Richmond, Kentucky.
The impressive trophy, a rendition of the medieval knight and charger, depicts the heritage of the noble breed, “the warhorse of the ages as the sporthorse of today.”
The annual trophy is awarded to the Spanish-Norman earning the highest number of points by demonstrating the breed at equine events, competing in Open Dressage and at All Breed shows, as well as competing in Half-Andalusian classes at shows sponsored by the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association.
The 1993 Spanish-Norman mare Victoria of Fox Run was sired by the premier Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc. foundation stallion, Hamid Hill Farm’s Andalusian, the late Embajador IX, imported from Spain. Her dam was Fox Run Farm’s registered Percheron mare Monkoncarlaet Piper.
Victoria of Fox Run performed at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington from May through October 2000, presenting the U.S. flag during the National Anthem opening ceremony of the Parade of Breeds and in daily exhibitions representing the Spanish-Norman breed. She was ridden by Rebecca Newton, under the direction of Denny Chapman.
The mare was also trained to compete in medieval equestrian games. Victoria of Fox Run was a popular feature at the Kentucky Horse Park and an excellent ambassador for the Spanish-Norman horse. She also impressed the crowds after the exhibitions with her wonderful, kind temperament, an outstanding characteristic of the noble breed.
Victoria of Fox Run will represent the Spanish-Norman breed at the Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, April 5-8, 2001. Along with the I.A.L.H.A. Andalusians, the mare will give daily demonstrations and will be ridden by Rebecca Newton in the Pfizer Fantasia on Friday and Saturday nights.
We extend our thanks and warmest wishes for continued success to the owners/breeders of this special Spanish-Norman mare.