All-Weather Arena 1
A successful start to the day for Hollyland High Hopes, ridden by Charlotte Tuck, taking the win in our first class of the All-Weather Arena 1 – The British Show Pony Society 148cm Children’s Riding Pony.
This was shortly followed by The British Show Pony Society 138cm Children’s Riding Pony class, where Rotherwood Maestro, ridden by Isabella O’donnell, was victorious and went on to reign as the Children’s Riding Pony Champion.
Next into the arena were The British Show Pony Society 128cm Children’s Riding Pony competitors, judged by Katherine Lloyd and Debbie Monaghan Bentley, where Meadowmarsh Cinderella, ridden by Claudia Groves, came out on top.
Following the Children’s Riding Pony came The Binks Family Show Hunter Pony classes starting with the 122cm, which was won by Thistledown Galaxy, ridden Brea Birtwell. Speaking to Brea and owner, Jodie Allen, they were both thrilled with the 7-year-old gelding and couldn’t wait to get home to Lancashire and celebrate before watching the football tomorrow!
Warleigh Blushing Groom, ridden by Daisy May Allen, took a strong lead in The Binks Family 133cm Show Hunter Pony class, going on to be named Show Hunter Pony Champion.
The Binks Family 143cm Show Hunter Pony class proved to be popular, with Lindeth Whistle-Blower, ridden by Samuel Bentley, taking the victory over 13 other competitors and going on to take Reserve in the Show Hunter Pony Championship.
Rounding off the Show Hunter Pony classes was The Binks Family 153cm Show Hunter Pony, which saw Greylands Sundance Kid, ridden by Darci Barnes, take the win.
The British Ridden Heavy Horses, always sure to draw a crowd of spectators, was next into All-Weather Arena 1. The beautifully turned out Cotebrook Sgurr Alasdair was named the winner, ridden and owned by Gemma McClorey.
The final class of the day in the All-Weather Arena 1 was the Roseberry Stud Ridden Partbred Pony. Taking a five point lead in a busy class, Isley Walton Quartz, ridden by Ella Eynon, prevailed.
All-Weather Arena 2
The opening class of the All-Weather Arena 2 was the Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrications Ltd. M&M Exc. 143cm Working Hunter Pony. Ballybane Shadow, ridden by Evie Lovell, went clear to take the first class win.
In a large class of 22 Mirah Hero, ridden by Gemma Pallett, came out on top in the Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrications Ltd. M&M 143cm Working Hunter Pony having gone clear.
Clearly a highly competitive class, both our Champion and Reserve M&M Working Hunter Pony Champion were found in the Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrications Ltd. M&M 133cm Working Hunter Pony. Peasedown Sebastian, ridden by Mr Bobby Chapman, was victorious taking the win in both the class and the M&M Working Hunter Pony Championship, with Tyntyla Gwyndaf, ridden by Poppy Davies, being named Reserve Champion.
Rounding up our M&M Working Hunter Pony classes was the Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrications Ltd. M&M 122cm Working Hunter Pony. A close show with many clear rounds, but being one point ahead Lledrith Nemesis, ridden by Samantha Roberts, were triumphant.
Starting the day in Arena 4 was the Coloured Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Horse sponsored by CHAPS UK/The Sankey Family. Having made the journey from Southampton, Randalstown Razzmatazz, ridden and owned by Mackenzie Preston, hit the mark to win the class.
Saturday proved to be very successful for Oakfield Valdecaz, expertly ridden and owned by Gemma Neville, who won the Coloured Ridden Non-Native Horse sponsored by CHAPS UK/Burghwallis Stud class before going on to win the Coloured Championship.
Rounding off the coloured classes, the Coloured Ridden Non-Native Pony sponsored by CHAPS UK/Man Wah UK saw Awesome II and Ami Miller take the win, followed by The Millionaire, ridden by Chris Patrick, coming in first in the Coloured Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Pony sponsored by CHAPS UK/The White Crow, which also hosted Reserve Champion Braveheart VI ridden by Lorraine Crowther.
Next into Arena 4 was the Oyster Wealth Planning 153cm Intermediate Show Riding Type, where Rhyllandell Emperor, ridden by Olivia Bowen, took an impressive win 4 points ahead of the next competitor, before going on to be named Reserve in the Intermediate Championship.
Jack Moore and Buriana Larkrise proved to be judge favourites, winning the Oyster Wealth Planning 158cm Intermediate Show Riding Type and going on to be crowned Champion in the Intermediate Championship.
In a tight class, with only one point between each of the top four placings, Brook Patats, ridden and owned Mia Brown came out on top in the Rotherwood Stud Intermediate Show Hunter.
Saving the smallest until last, the Miniature Horse classes closed out the day in Arena 4. With plenty of adoration from the spectators, Ujeniks Extasy Fine Design with Cheryl Roberts took the win in the Stallion class, whilst Apollos Buckeroo Boy with Megan Thomas were the winning combination in the mare/gelding class and subsequent Reserve Miniature Horse Champion. Model Farm UK Eliana and Harriet Miller reigned supreme in the Miniature classes winning both the Youngstock and overall Championship titles, securing their HOYS qualification.
The Gribbin Family Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type class opened our Arena 5 on Saturday, and saw Cadlanvalley Superted, ridden by Finley Clay, beat out thirteen other competitors to win the class.
Next into the ring were the M&M Mini classes. The Feed Shed M&M First Ridden proved a popular class with 25 forward and was headed up by Thistledown San-Siro, ridden by William Leeming, who won the class and the subsequent M&M Mini Championship. This was followed by the Colne M&M Lead Rein class, where Kerridene Night Fury, ridden by Anya Dewey Clarke, edged the win in a tight class by one point to go on and become Reserve Champion.
Coming into the Mini Show Pony Championship were The Price Family First Ridden Pony and The Price Family Lead Rein Pony classes, which were won by Cosford Vanguard, ridden by Alexander Longstaff, and Wytchwood Love Potion, ridden by Betsy May Allen, respectively. However, Wytchwood Love Potion came out ahead and secured the Championship, with Cosford Vanguard taking Reserve.
Finally, closing out Arena 5 were the M&M Junior Ridden Large and Small Breed classes sponsored by UK Ponies & Horses Limited. Judged by Ann Nicholls and Robert Parker Jones, Crusheen Shadow, ridden by Eloise Pinnock, took the lead in a huge class of 30 for the M&M Junior Ridden Large Breed section, before going on to claim Reserve in the M&M Junior Ridden Championship. Thistledown San-Siro took another win of the day, ridden this time by Lucinda Leeming, coming away with the M&M Junior Ridden Champion title after winning the M&M Junior Ridden Small Breeds section.
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