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Rebecca Penny: ‘the framework behind the new junior ridden M&M classes at HOYS isn’t logical’ *H&H VIP*

At first glance, the new junior ridden mountain and moorland classes at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) were a great way to keep the peace. By providing a small breeds championship limited to riders aged between 10 and 14, organisers placated those who complain that adults shouldn’t ride smaller ponies and opened another door for young riders.