Another great RI result,literally flying the Shetland flag !!!
Carmilo Magician finding the royal international track a bit small! He did an amazing clear round to finish 5th! Says Mandy Shepherd
Meanwhile at the other end of the country Horninglow Penrudock was flying too !! So lovely to have this news from Leah Donald
“ Dock the flying Shetland does it again!
First in the working hunter at Penrith show today against HOYS winning ponies and huge horses. So proud of him “
Flying the Shetland flag in the WHP was Birchmoor Drover and Pam Brown who competed on Friday. No placing with an unfortunate stop but still very pleased as he went on and finished the course in great style says Elaine Tomlinson
More Royal International news
Lilly Richardson and Briar Snowman 8th highest ride marks in their class at RI
Mum Lucy Richardson said “they went fab, not in top 8
Very proud of Lilly and snowman
On Wednesday we were Best Shetlands Best Local exhibit and second out of three in our multiples class. Abigail Mackett driving Hallplace what a Cracker and Merry Mouse of Quimper at the New Forest Show. Margaret Honeybourne
What a lovely way to start a career. I’m sure they’ll be many more to come.
Took my 3yr old Lynemore Jasper (in training to be a driving pony), to his very first in-hand show and he got 1st place. Very proud mum. Sent in by Erica Mancini
Yesterday we took my daughters beautiful leadrein & supersafe pony Horninglow Whinlatter to our local care home, it was such a lovely morning meeting the residents & for those who couldn’t make it outside, we went in to see them. Winnie was so calm & gentle. My children chatted & showed them rosettes & photos. I hope we brightened their day as much as they did ours. Lucy Bearcroft
News from Royal Lancs show & congratulations to all connections
Plumtree Shelby yearling filly with her rosettes and Sash from Royal Lancs Show. She won the mini yearling filly class and was Junior Champion and Reserve Overall Champion. Bred by Lorraine and Jodie Waite and Owned by Tim Dunne but shown by Susan Mullen.
8 year old Cumliebank Justory takes the Olympia ticket.
‘Tory’ qualified at the first round of the Senior Showing (SSADL) at Brechin castle on his first outing this year. The second round was at Cumberland County Show where he took the championship and the Olympia ticket.
Owned and handled by Katrina Byrne, south Aberdeenshire.
2017 was his first year competing as a veteran when he took the Senior Showing (SSADL) Scottish Inhand Championship. He was also reserve overall at the Olympia qualifier - missing out on the ticket by 1 point. We own and retrain racehorses but this little guy has kept us on our toes over the passed 7years we have owned him - more than any of the racers ever had! He’s a real ‘character’! Katrina Byrne
"Sharptor Trinity's 1st outing this year and she takes reserve in a very strong cuddy at TSR, Warwickshire." Julian Walters
What a great to start to the season, we know she can do it and will all be rooting for her again this year. Two consecutive 2nd's in the Pony Cuddy Championships at HOYS and last year she was the highest placed M&M. An amazing feat, could this year be her year?
"We had a lovely weekend at the Shetland performance show with both the Shetlands. Red (Broadspring Tango) ended up being overall first ridden champion for the whole weekend and Thor (Evie's Pride) went lead rein champion on the Saturday.
Love this pony with all my heart . He not only gave me many wins and memories, he is now doing the same for Scarlett.
Scarlett rode her little socks - even when both the ponies were a bit naughty on the Saturday." Megan Halsall
Photo Credit Emmpix Photography
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Was it your first show, did you bravely try things you haven't tried before, did you join in our teach in classes, did you win more rosettes than ever before or did you simply just have lots of fun, well tell us all about it. It doesn't have to be too long (approx 100 words would be fine) but do make sure you include the pony & rider's full name and age and how long the combination have been together and tell us your story of your day or weekend.
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Well where do we start, what a show!!! It was hot... very hot!!!
We have, as you can imagine just surfaced from our darkened room but we have a massive amount of people to thank.
Thank you to our brilliant sponsors without each & everyone one of you we just couldn’t do it. The medals have become a firm fixture at our show & looks like the sashes will be too.
Thank you to our Judges who stood out in those rings all day, judging your fabulous ponies & riders/handlers giving our competitors advice, help & support along way, then cooked at the Bbq!!.
Thank you stewards, (some who jumped in at the last minute) for keeping the show in the road, cooking at the bbq & making sure our parents were ok when they let the children into the ring for the first time in their own.
Thank you to our photographer who’s captured so many amazing moments, thank you to the people who brought in the equipment, jumps, agility & handy pony kit, tea makers, runners & medical team. They are the back bone of our show.
Finally a big thank you to each & everyone who came, competitors, ponies, spectators, helpers, drivers the list goes on. It was lovely to see so many familiar face & lots of new ones too. I hope we've not missed anyone out.
Please if anyone would like to sponsor at next years show, help or join our working party (we don’t have lots of meetings) please get in touch because a couple of people keep talking about retiring . Many thanks from the Shetland Performance Show Working Party....see you next year.
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