Little Tiger is to have a trophy presented in her honour at this weekend’s Little Downham Horse trials in Cambridgeshire (31 May –2 June).

The tiny eventer — she stood at just 14.3hh — was put down yesterday (Wednesday 29 May) aged 18 due to problems with her joints.

Frosty, who competed at four-star with Phoebe Buckley, won many fans with her gutsy performances.

And in her memory owner Polly Taylor has donated the “Little Tiger Trophy” at Little Downham Horse Trials.

“It’s very sad,” said Polly. “She was a wonderful mare to have about — she was a real character and did so much more than we could have expected. She was still full of herself, but we didn’t want her to go downhill.”

The trophy will be awarded to the smallest horse to go clear cross-country around the advanced course.

Polly added: “Frosty was the trailblazer the first time this event ran an advanced section in 2010, so this is in her memory.

“She had two seasons hunting and team chasing since retiring from eventing, but finally the old fetlock injury caught up with her. She was always keen to go out and jump, but clearly had developed constant nagging pain whenever she was standing still.”