‘A family affair’: meet Royal Windsor novice show pony champion Rhoscelodie

  • H&H caught up with the newly crowned champion’s owner, Mandy Godden, and rider Charlotte Tuck.

    Winner of the novice show pony championship Rhoscelodie was unphased by Royal Windsor’s atmosphere and put in a mannerly performance to take the crown.
    The four-year-old mare took the 128cm class, before netting the championship title ahead of reserve Chanlee Delightful Dan and Zara Brookes.
    “We are thrilled – it is really lovely to win at Windsor and to get the championship is really special,” said Mandy.
    “She has a nice future ahead of her – she is only a baby.
    “We were a bit worried about the carriages going by. Fortunately they timed it quite well with her show!
    “She has been very good as it is quite buzzy the ring – she coped very well so we are really pleased.”
    Rider 11-year-old Charlotte Tuck added the win was “Mindblowing”.

    Five fast facts about Rhoscelodie

    1. “Ellie” is only four years old
    2. Owner Mandy Godden bought on New Year’s Day as a newly-backed three-year-old from her sister in law
    3. She is by Derwent Rainbow Bandit – who now stands in Ireland, and is out of Rhos Exquisite.
    4. The family connection continues as Rhos Exquisite is by Mandy Godden’s stallion Moor Hall Catnip
    5. “She is sweet and loving and she has got lots of character,” said Charlotte. “She likes everything – and polos!”

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