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 competing at their first unaffiliated dressage championship.
Ella, four, speeds round the bending poles with her skewbald pony Scrumpy.
Tuesday looking professional at her first show with pony Amber.
These young sisters present their prize haul with their smart Shetland pony.
Three-year-old Harvey pops a fence with pony Llanai Marquis at charity horse show
Luna and her pretty pony Fifi at their first in hand show.
Showing is tiring work when your three! Bluebell at her first show riding Crumpwell Finella.
Poppy, five, completes her first one day event at Pony Club camp with pony Star.
Five-year-old pony and rider triumph at their first show together.
Lauren and her pony look immaculate for their showing debut.
Seven-year-old Evi and her pony Mr Bubbles.
Three-year-old Annabel admires her rosette.
Lottie, nine, celebrates her second place in a dressage competition.
Olivia, four, thanks pony Colin for a marvelous first show.
Celeste is in the ribbons at her first show in Duson, LA, with pony Skippy.
This youngster has had a very successful first show.
Jacob and Tommy show off their ribbons from a local show.
Clodagh and her pony Sweetwall Pepper placed in the young handler class at Antrim Show.
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Sophia, three, at her first 1’6″ jumping competition where she came second.
This smart little pair enjoyed their fist show together.
This young rider enjoys her first Pony Club rally.
Annabel Rice and Ozzy jump in style.
This tiny tot makes an early start to riding.
Isabelle Robinson, three, celebrates her second place in a lead rein showjumping competition.
Noah, four, and Polaris Unicorn (Corney).
This four-year-old enjoys his first show with Shetland pony Noah in Denmark.
Jolie, Clodagh and Ruby, secure first, second and third at their first working hunter show.
Miguel, seven, and Shetland pony Noisette tackle their first dressage competition.
This young rider praises their pony.
An eight-year-old handler at her first show.
Reece, four, and pony Princess celebrate their win in prettiest mare.
In Dubai, Poppy, seven, and Putwell Golden Gift enjoy a jump.
Ben, seven, with Flash after coming first in a lead rein showjumping competition.
Lucy, nine, with her pony Alfie at their first show together.