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Paul Cook: Ride to win, instead of not to lose *H&H Plus*

Opinion

Paul Cook is the national vice-chairman of the BSPS. He is on the major judging panels and has judged at all the national championship shows. He has been at the forefront of establishing the society’s Heritage mountain and moorland sections.

The preparation for a show such as the British Show Pony Society (BSPS) summer championships takes quite some time in normal circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. The society had to be conscious of Government guidelines in the wider community as well as those recommended by governing equestrian bodies.

Some smaller area shows were initially held under stricter regulations to test the waters. The feedback received from show organiser and BSPS council member Joanne Pybus and others was then taken to The Showing Council, which established a blueprint for showing.