Who is your favourite? Meet the winners from London International’s new performance pony classes

  • If you couldn’t attend this year, then these 2023 London International Horse Show showing results will help you stay up to date with the action without being at the ringside.

    On Sunday and Monday at London International, the British Show Pony Society (BSPS) hosted its highly-anticipated showing finals for the first time. The performance-focused classes welcomed top-class competition, with amateurs and seasoned riders battling it out for the top spots.

    Classes for coloured horses and ponies, working hunter ponies, lead rein sports ponies and performance ponies were held, alongside the ever-popular BSPS mountain and moorland supreme ridden championship.

    Check out the winners from the 2023 BSPS London International Horse Show championships to see if you might be in with a shot of riding here next season:

    2023 London International Horse Show showing results: winners from the BSPS performance showing championships

    Heritage lead-rein working sports pony

    Mia-Bella Long and nine-year-old Welsh section A Barracks Soldier Of Victory score the M&M lead-rein sports pony spoils, led by mother Laura-Paige Young.

    Junior performance pony

    Owen Parker, 10, is crowned junior performance winner and reserve section champion riding his mother Sarah’s 2023 HOYS Welsh section B pony of the year Rushill Diplomat

    Performance pony not exceeding 148cm

    Top honours in the small height performance class go to Julie Ann Maguire’s Hollyland Lion In Winter and Maddison Maguire.

    Performance pony not exceeding 158cm

    Star of the large height performance ponies and securing the section championship is Jessica Ely riding her own gelding Brindlebrook Little Scoundrel.

    Non-native coloured

    Leading a strong non-native coloured field is Charlotte Merrigan-Martin aboard her own Solaris Dwenqua.

    Native/cob/traditional coloured

    Traditional gelding Splashdown Lenny and Dawn Birdsey put their best foot forward to win the native/cob/traditional title before they take the overall coloured spoils.

    Nursery stakes

    Laura Lynch’s former HOYS supreme winner Noble Peppermint jumps to the nursery stakes title with Elsie Lynch in the saddle before they are reserve for the mini working hunter pony title.

    Cradle stakes

    The top spot in the cradle stakes final goes to Glebedale Sugarbabe ridden by Libby James. The pair went on to win the mini working hunter pony championship.

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