The 15th annual British Show Pony Society (BSPS) Heritage championship show took place at Arena UK in Lincolnshire and it was arguably one of the best yet, with bumper entries and spectacular competition. Competitors could ride for one of the mountain and moorland (M&M) supreme championship tickets and a spot at the Liverpool Horse Show, although that has now been cancelled, and new faces contended for some of the main novice and restricted accolades on offer.
Here are 35 ponies who took home some of the top titles…
1. Dunkery Wigeon
Maureen Richardson’s Exmoor stallion lands third in the small breeds Liverpool semi-final, giving rider Hayley Reynolds one of two tickets.
2. Thistledown Cadog
Sandy Anderson’s Welsh section B tops his breed class for rider Rebecca Penny and producer Danielle Garner.
3. Dukeshill Pearly Spencer
The Welsh section A stallion and Victoria Harker were third in the Welsh section A and B semi-final.
4. Menai Eurostar
Karen Johnson’s Welsh section D wins his semi-final as well as the open championship on day one before scoring both Saturday and Sunday supreme of show accolades.
5. Lotuspoint Cassius
Lilly Ahern-Lee pilots Rachel Brightmore’s superstar Shetland gelding to second in the small breeds Liverpool semi-final.
6. Newoak Midnight Moon
Eva Talbot is in the saddle of the Dartmoor gelding who stood supreme mini champion on Sunday.
7. Clanmill Leteika Miracle
The HOYS winning Welsh section B mare under her producer Katy Marriott-Payne.
8. Rekcilf Mr Montagu
The Wendy Dunn-owned Dartmoor stallion enjoys his lap of honour after winning his Liverpool semi-final with Jennifer Cowan.
9. Springbourne Compass
Evanthe Hughes puts on a supreme performance with her cradle stakes winner to clinch the mini Heritage supreme during Saturday’s evening performance.
10. Coral Malachy
Sam Roberts pilots Jane Matthews’ HOYS runner up to third in the Connemara and New Forest semi-final.
11. Carrwood Aden Our
The Welsh section B is top of his semi-final for jockey Leanne Mitchell and owner Ian Palethorpe.
12. Melau Aramis
Heading Sunday’s novice ridden championship is Lauren Brill with Samantha Walker’s Welsh section B pony.
13. Eddra Chillies
Christine Phillips’ Exmoor gelding canters to the Exmoor breed class with Alice Tomlinson at the helm.
14. Frederiksminde Volcano
Victoria Casey’s own Connemara, who was working hunter champion at the RIHS in July.
15. Eastlands Dunknowe
Sarah Parker’s team come home with a host of victories, including in the Connemara and New Forest Liverpool semi-final with the Heathcote’s Connemara gelding.
16. Kaybrook Midnight Comet
The Welsh section D breed class goes to Ellena Thomas aboard her own home-produced stallion.
17. Bryncarrig The Bandit
Katy Marriott-Payne with Christine Phillips’ Welsh section C gelding.
18. Springwater Guillot
Laura Oughton-Auker’s novice Dartmoor strides to his Liverpool breed class.
19. Lynuck The Showman
Lynn Scott’s big winning Welsh section C is third in his Liverpool semi-final class with Rebecca Penny.
20. Wellbrow Diplomat
The Fell stallion with Hayley Reynolds, who was riding for owner Zoe Marsden.
21. Danwood Llewellyn
Hannah Atkinson and her home-bred, home-produced stallion top a competitive Welsh section C semi-final.
22. Sharptor Tricolore
Jess Talbot on the Shetland stallion in the best of breeds class.
23. Highland Chief Of Talisker
Amber Thorpe’s own stallion is crowned winner of the Highland best of breed class.
24. Trehewyd Cardi
The Welsh section D stallion takes the bridesmaid spot in the Liverpool breed semi-final with Kayleigh Evans.
25. Thorneyside Guardsman
Katy Marks’ home-produced stallion is third in the Welsh section D Liverpool semi-final.
26. Nipna James Britannia
Katie and Richard Waite’s Dales stallion nets his best of breeds class for Vikki Smith.
27. Hoekhurst Example
The Welsh section A stallion and Libby Grota, HOYS winners in October, achieve a Liverpool ticket in their best of breeds class.
28. Greenholme Kipper
Anna and Bev Metcalfe’s Fell mare are third and book their Liverpool pass in the Fell, Dales and Highland semi-final.
29. Towergate First Impression
Tabitha Hughes rides her mother Miranda’s Welsh section A to Saturday’s mini Heritage championship.
30. Gems Malt Whiskey
The Welsh section C Liverpool booking is secured by April Gilmartin’s own home-produced stallion.
31. LovelyHill Folklore
Vikki Smith time with Penny Sutton’s New Forest pony.
32. Murvey George
Sarah Field is triumphant on her own Connemara stallion in his best of breed qualifier.
33. Haygate Prince John
Jade Neal’s home-bred novice working hunter champion is flawless throughout to stand overall Heritage working hunter supreme.
34. Nipna Invictus
Caitlin Hamilton secures both the Liverpool Fell, Dales and Highland semi-final and the young riders championship aboard her own Dales gelding.
35. Tarbarl Luke At Me
The Dales gelding is second with stand in jockey Jodie Lee.
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