In the British Showjumping Pony Silver League 128cm final, 10 year old Laila Caroline took the victory out of a strong class, riding 19 year old mare Dooneen Abby. Laila, who travelled to the show from Surrey said that it was all thanks to her trainer John Renwick.
“I was really nervous but I knew that I could do it because I have an amazing pony and an amazing teacher so I just kept going over what he has taught me and it worked – I was extremely pleased. I was very happy that I won the class and I really want to thank my mum, my dad and my riding instructor. My pony Abby is very experienced and has been placed at HOYS before. In the future I would like to be a riding instructor like John and compete in Grand Prixs.”
The Bronze and Silver Pony/Rider Combination League was introduced by British Showjumping in 2014 and allows all pony riders to be able to track their progress on a regional and national league table. There are three leagues; Bronze, Silver and Gold and they are split into three height categories of 128cm, 138cm and 148cm.
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