Farriers Finger Print became the first New Forest pony ever to be crowned champion in the NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Supreme Ridden Championship at Olympia Horse Show.
Runner-up was Sue Hughes’ six-year-old stallion Dartmoor Pumphill Buckthorn, ridden by Sarah Challinor.
Third of the 35 ponies that came forward to contest the final was David Bright’s Welsh section C Waxwing Rheel, ridden by Robert Bright.
Fourth and highest-placed junior was Alice Barr riding Debbie Barr’s section A Waitwith Westwind.
Best of breed
- Welsh section D: Mrs S Mercer’s Kentchurch Galaxy, ridden by Richard Telford
- Welsh section B: Mr & Mrs JTT Davies’ Rhoson Shem, ridden by Jonathan Stevens
- Welsh section A: Mrs D Barr’s Waitwith Westwind, ridden by Alice Barr
- Shetland: Mrs D Barr’s Waulkmill Swift, ridden by T Shepherd
- Highland: Miss A Mitchell’s Dunedin Marksman, ridden by Mathew Lawrence
- Fell: Mrs J Woolley’s Stennerskeugh Frances II, ridden by Emma Woolley
- Exmoor: Mrs P Cox’s Waltersgay Nightingale, ridden by Charlotte Razay
- Dales: Mr B Ireland’s Kilmannan Black Velvet, ridden by Henry Hird
- Connemara: Mrs J Bloor’s Knockanroe Champ, ridden by Rosie Bloor
Don’t miss H&H’s full report on the M&M Championship at Olympia, plus all the other action from the show, on sale 24 December, ’09