Celebrations under the spotlight: 20 winners who took home the top titles at the BSPS summer championships

  • The 50th anniversary of the British Show Pony Society (BSPS) summer championships took place at Arena UK. Ponies and riders were out in force and both working hunter and flat contenders had their chance to dazzle under the evening performance floodlights. But who took home the coveted titles this season?

    Check out these 20 winners who shone bright at this much-loved championship fixture.

    1. Coco Bongo

    Chloe Lemieux and this scopey 133cm contender land the coveted Desert Orchid working hunter pony of the year championship

    2. Small Land Dream Maker

    The Team Harvey-produced 148cm gelding was victorious in the Mead show pony supreme crowning for rider Ellis Taverner-Burns

    3. Birkinbrook Arabella

    Coco Lanni and her nursery stakes charge take home the Saunters Plant Hire mini working hunter pony of the year supreme sash

    4. Redshaws Out Of The Balou

    The Classic Services worker title goes to Alasdair Prickett and this classy intermediate campaigner

    5. Lyncrest’s Malakie

    The Dun Highland stallion and Rebecca Penny top the Heritage Champions of Champions field

    6. Gloves Blakehill William

    The consistent Connemara and Ellie Kivlochan are off to see Santa as they head the Olympia Heritage championship, booking their place at the December final

    7. Elmswood Spring Bubble

    This four-year-old mare and Beatrice Taverner-Jordan scoop the Jobling-Purser supreme mini show pony honours, with producer John Harvey

    8. Broomfield Pocket Money

    The Black Country Saddles rider of the year supreme goes to the winner of the under 17s section, Gigi Gough

    9. Ruso Something Perfect

    Sally Baxter’s lead-rein of hunter type, ridden by Lily Varley, is picture perfect to stand Evans mini show hunter pony supreme

    10. Brynrodyn Danielle

    Mini queen Sharn Linney leads Jessica Summers to victory in the novice Heritage championship on the pretty palomino mare

    11. Cadlanvalley Buzby

    Libby Grota and the superstar Welsh section B stallion trot to the Heritage supreme

    12. Chycoose Morning Edition

    Martha Jobling-Purser gets a winning tune out of the striking 148cm show pony to land the Classic Services supreme

    13. Idyllic Spartacus

    The grey Welsh section A never misses a beat on route to the Heritage mini supreme with Livie Smith at the helm

    14. Rascality

    The gelding and a delighted Chrystia Reynolds gallop to the Nobel Bing working hunter supreme accolade as well as a HOYS ticket

    15. Merrycorner Mister Bui

    Harriet Dennsion rides the 153cm show hunter pony to scoop the top title of the show, the Philip Judge International supreme

    16. Barford Jackpot

    There’s no stopping Mia Donaldson and 133cm show hunter pony gelding as they clinch a host of wins including the Colosso family supreme show hunter pony of the year award

    17. Townend Schubert

    Aimme Devane and the multi-garlanded Fell stallion land the Saunters Plant Hire Heritage working hunter pony supreme

    18. Moortown Master Craftsman

    Lucinda Leeming is Black Country Saddles mini rider of the year aboard her delightful Dartmoor gelding

    19. Hilin Hynod

    The Team Holder Show Team home-produced title is awarded to this show pony first ridden and his young jockey Matilda Holmes.

    20. Justin The Cards

    Poppy Carter reigns in the Classic Services intermediate supreme on this five-year-old show riding type.

    For all the latest equestrian news and reports, don’t miss Horse & Hound magazine, out every Thursday. Catch the full report from the 2019 BSPS summer championship show in this week’s issue (5 September)

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