DESSIE Gibson, like others, had to endure a lengthy, miserable winter but all was forgotten last Friday when he won the supreme youngstock championship at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show with the two-year-old Greenhall Treasure Island while his yearling, Aidensfield Candy King, stood reserve.

Ever cautious about talk of making history in the showring, the Dromara horseman appeared fairly certain when stating: “I reckon I am first person to win the supreme and reserve championship at Balmoral and the supreme and reserve championship at Dublin in the one year with four different horses.”