The final day of Olympia, the London International Horse Show (Monday 21 December) plays host to one of the most prestigious finals for the mountain and moorland showing community — the British Show Pony Society’s Heritage Supreme Championships, sponsored by Blue Chip Original Native Feed Balancer.
Only the very best ridden examples of Britain’s 12 native breeds have qualified to compete for the £1,000 first prize. The ponies will be judged for conformation by Len Bigley and Henrietta Knight, while Rodger James and Martin Jones will be focusing on the ponies’ performance, manners and correct way of going for their breed.
A total of 40 ponies have qualified for the supreme championships from shows around the country. Most breeds have multiple entries, although there is only one New Forest and one Exmoor through, and 22 of this year’s finalists are stallions.
Showing fans who can’t make it to Olympia can follow the action live as it happens right here using the H&H Live service, with commentary brought to you by H&H’s showing editor Aimi Clark. Register below to receive an email reminder so you don’t miss a moment of the action.
BSPS Heritage Supreme Championships at Olympia
What is H&H Live?
For those of you who aren’t familiar with our H&H Live service, it is an interactive written commentary service that will be updated with moment-by-moment news during the BSPS Heritage finals. So if you can’t be at Olympia on Monday and want to know which horse is looking particularly great in their coat, who wrong-legged in their individual show and who has been crowned champion, this is the place to be. The service works on computers, tablets and smart phones, so if you have an internet connection where you are, you can keep up to date with the latest news as it happens. Register now below to receive an alert when this service goes live to ensure you don’t miss a moment. NB: H&H Live is NOT a live video stream.