A Pony Club member is to have his pony made into a model.
Eleven-year-old Oliver Jones has won the chance to have his twenty-one-year-old pony, Pippin, immortalised as a Breyer model.
The model-makers Breyer held the competition with the Pony Club to celebrate their 80th birthday.
Members of the Pony Club were asked to write an essay that showed how a “hero” horse or pony has helped them to develop the Pony Club’s goals of riding and horse care, responsibility, moral judgement, leader ship skills and self-confidence.
The judges were impressed with the efforts of Oliver, a member of the Flint and Denbigh branch of the Pony Club.
He wrote about how many children Pippin has given confidence to and taught to ride and about the wonderful partnership that he and Pippin share.
You can read the essay online at www.breyerhorses.co.uk
Breyer has already begun creating the extra special model of blue roan Connemara Pippin.
The model will be available to buy from January 2009 and a percentage of all sales will be donated to the Pony Club.