Tiny riders tackle their first shows [PICTURES]

Every rider remembers his or her first horse show. From getting up at the crack of dawn to plaiting up your pony, to receiving your very first treasured rosette, there is nothing that beats the excitement of this day.

Reminisce on these happy times with our gallery of young riders making their competition debuts with their mini mounts:

Eight-year-old Holly Brereton and her Shetland pony Shanlock Vera were competing at their first unaffiliated dressage championship

Eight-year-old Holly Brereton and her Shetland pony Shanlock Vera competing at their first unaffiliated dressage championship.

Ella, 4, & her pony Scrumpy

Ella, four, speeds round the bending poles with her skewbald pony Scrumpy.

Tuesday and Amber at their first show together

Tuesday looking professional at her first show with pony Amber.

6 and only had her pony 3 weeks before she wanted to start showing him offThis six-year-old handler had only owned her pony for three weeks when she started to show him off.

Ella, 4, and Elvis
Four-year-old Ella proudly presents Elvis.

12 year old riding for Wales at the para home internationalThis talented 12-year-old rides for Wales at the Para Home International.

Sisters coming first with their shetland

These young sisters present their prize haul with their smart Shetland pony.

Harvey, 3, riding 4yr old llanai marquis at charity horse show

Three-year-old Harvey pops a fence with pony Llanai Marquis at charity horse show

Luna and pony Fifi at their first in hand show

Luna and her pretty pony Fifi at their first in hand show.

Bluebell at her first show, 3, riding Crumpwell finella

Showing is tiring work when your three! Bluebell at her first show riding Crumpwell Finella.

Poppy 5 doing her first ODE at pony club camp with Star

Poppy, five, completes her first one day event at Pony Club camp with pony Star.

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Five-year-old pony and rider triumph at their first show together.

Lauren's first show

Lauren and her pony look immaculate for their showing debut.

Evi 7 second show on her pony Mister Bubbles

Seven-year-old Evi and her pony Mr Bubbles.

Annabel age 3

Three-year-old Annabel admires her rosette.

my 9 y_o little girl proudly displaying her 2nd prize rosette for Dressage (competing against adults!) she also came 5th in her next class

Lottie, nine, celebrates her second place in a dressage competition.

My daughter Olivia (4) and her Pony Colin (20) at their first ever show together They won lots of rosettes & she was delighted!

Olivia, four, thanks pony Colin for a marvelous first show.

My daughter Celeste in her first show in Duson, LA 2012 with Skippy

Celeste is in the ribbons at her first show in Duson, LA, with pony Skippy.

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This youngster has had a very successful first show.

Jacob and Tommy with their ribbons from the led line classes at the local hack show

Jacob and Tommy show off their ribbons from a local show.

Clodagh and her pony Sweetwall pepper getting placed in the young handler class at Antrim Show

Clodagh and her pony Sweetwall Pepper placed in the young handler class at Antrim Show.

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