stirrup cup


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stirrup cup

a cup containing an alcoholic drink offered to a horseman ready to ride away
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John O'Shea, a retired factory worker from Merthyr Tydfil who got up at 4am for the demo, said: 'The media projects an image of a gentleman in a red coat sitting on top of a white horse drinking from his stirrup cup but this is not the case.
(It's rhyming slang, deriving from the cockney dialect version of one well-known group of drinkers from the stirrup cup.)
"Unfortunately, though, after the hunt when everyone is enjoying the traditional stirrup cup - a fiery brew - in their crystal glasses the runners tend to be so professional that they won't drink at all or partake in this aspect of the day out," explained Brian Dawson.
One of the highlights of the year is the Beltane Festival in June when the Cornet and His Lass tether their horses outside and come in for a traditonal stirrup cup. It's a tight squeeze but worth it.
Open match winners this week include Tony Robinson (Sheldon) with 25-8-0, peg 20 on the Bridge pool at Blythe Waters, and, at the same venue, Norman Davis (Stirrup Cup) topped the starlets Veterans open with 26-11-0, also from peg 20 on the Bridge.
"I wanted to hold a special service for the World Cup and a pub seemed the best place." The "service" is at the Stirrup Cup in Sheldon.
Dozens of riders are due to parade through the town after receiving the traditional stirrup cup.
THE Stirrup Cup anglers enjoyed some good canal sport at the weekend on the Birmingham-Fazeley with winner, Clark Taylor, including bream to 1lb 8oz, perch to 1lb 8oz and roach to 10oz in his winning 10-5-0 bag.
Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Monday, Bottom Pool: Don Ross (Ashby-de-la-Zouch) 58-3-0, carp, bream, roach and tench, 10m pole and maggot, peg 27; Roy Winferdale (Stirrup Cup) 53-13-0; Steve Birch (Northfield) 40-14-0.
Around 90 riders paraded along the High Street before being presented with the Stirrup Cup and moving out for the annual hunt.
You'II want to come by Lorraine's Bistro for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner, and the Stirrup Cup Lounge is a great place to relax at the end of a busy day.