Not to be outdone by her little sister, big sister Sophie Moore with the multi talented Clothie Flyn and Ellen Thom with Eynhallow Smoke were joint junior whip champions for the North of Scotland Indoor Horse Driving Trials League with their very able groom Elinor Bosanquet (also auntie to Sophie).
Sophie and Ellen have also qualified for the National Indoor Driving Trials Championships Elinor’s team of Clothie Flyn, Humbell, Black Label and Night Idiot who were unbeaten this season again proving our fabulously versatile breed can turn their hooves to anything, so the fun doesn’t have to stop if you grow too big to ride.
Some showjumping news now.
Emily Moore and Clothie Flyn have won the Ladyleys winter Mini minimums showjumping league - she is still smiling 2 days after getting the news extra for Flyn required.
Huge congratulations from us all at shetland performance give that flying Flynn an extra from us.
The lovely Ginny Williams, our Overall Driving Awards Champion 2018 is not only in the current Native Pony Magazine but now features in the Blue Cross Volunteer News as well.
Well done Ginny, super to see.
"Back in 2018 I started volunteering as a Horse Welfare Home Visitor for the Blue Cross, and this month they asked to run a short article about me and my horses, so here we are in print again! I have really enjoyed what I have done with them so far and am hoping to do a lot more 2019, as it is such a rewarding thing to do!" Ginny
Penny Richardson and Briar Snowman taking Reserve Supreme Mini M and M at ponies UK. What a great team these two are.
Leah Donald and Dock (Horninglow Penruddock) have been competing all winter in the Greenlands winter whp series and won the overall points.
They have been competing against other ponies of all shapes and sizes, so this is a really great achievement.
Dock won classes at every show what a clever little ponio.
Well what a day for Sharptor Sliver Skyline and Harvey Fletcher- Hodge at the South West Shetland Group Show
They not only won lead rein but we’re also ridden champion and overall supreme of show (think mum Brynony might have helped a bit)
Then Skyline went on to win the In hand mare class & to top the day off she went standard champion too.
When a grey (pony) day puts a smile on your face.
Hackamore Black Narcissus ridden by Lucia Stanley at PUK yesterday. They had a go at first ridden WHP and were 5th.
We think they have a bright future together.
What better way to end the hunting season than with a Shetland meet at Allenford with the Wilton Hunt. Kindly sent to us by Bea Shepherd who looks like she had a ball along with everyone else.
Carmilo Magician, Cranford Fantastic, Briar Tiffany, Shelcroft Buttercup Allenford Katniss (who’s Bea & Mandy Shepherds homebred). Lucas Murphy, Nell Stephenson, Finn Murphy along with Bea were all piloting. Alfie Diaper took Damerham Briar Lily.
About 10 Shetlands all together went out in the sunshine for a fabulous day, also led round were two miniatures at the meet for a meet and greet!
Change in SPSBS showing rules taken from the Society Website:
CHANGE TO SHOWING RULES
Ridden stallions MUST display a stallion bridle badge. In-hand stallions 2 years and over are advised to display a stallion bridle badge.
It’s brilliant to see children coming up from leadrein to first ridden & onto Workers.
Poppy Canton- Davies and Helawi Capricious jumping the tiny tots class in their first affiliated competition at BSPS Wales WHP show in February.
Great job Poppy .
Photo by Anthony Reynolds
Now for the multi talented Hackamore Black Jack who has been at pony club mounted games with Catherine Walton’s daughter Mia on board & what better way to keep him in tip top condition than driving (well we can’t let the children have all the fun).
Catherine Walton’s Carajane Finn McCool and Carajane Dena proving they are a small and mighty pair of shetlands By winning the multiple class at indoor driving (Kent).
What a week the Richardson family are having first Lilly wins a Visualise jacket with her laid back photo, then it’s definitely straight backs to qualify for The Royal international in the first ridden today. Briar Snowman has also picked up his leadrein R.I ticket which younger sister Penny will take up the reins for.
Visualise Sportswear said “What a super little pony and great to see Lilly having fun, and staying nice relaxed on board!!! We thought a Visualise Children's jacket might help straighten her up." and Mum Lucy just added “what a legend” - We think that sums it up beautifully.
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