New Forest pony lifts Olympia Horse Show M&M crown

  • Farriers Finger Print became the first New Forest pony ever to be crowned champion in the NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Supreme Ridden Championship at Olympia Horse Show.

    Runner-up was Sue Hughes’ six-year-old stallion Dartmoor Pumphill Buckthorn, ridden by Sarah Challinor.

    Third of the 35 ponies that came forward to contest the final was David Bright’s Welsh section C Waxwing Rheel, ridden by Robert Bright.

    Fourth and highest-placed junior was Alice Barr riding Debbie Barr’s section A Waitwith Westwind.

    View Olympia Mountain & Moorland Championship pictures

    Best of breed

    • Welsh section D: Mrs S Mercer’s Kentchurch Galaxy, ridden by Richard Telford
    • Welsh section B: Mr & Mrs JTT Davies’ Rhoson Shem, ridden by Jonathan Stevens
    • Welsh section A: Mrs D Barr’s Waitwith Westwind, ridden by Alice Barr
    • Shetland: Mrs D Barr’s Waulkmill Swift, ridden by T Shepherd
    • Highland: Miss A Mitchell’s Dunedin Marksman, ridden by Mathew Lawrence
    • Fell: Mrs J Woolley’s Stennerskeugh Frances II, ridden by Emma Woolley
    • Exmoor: Mrs P Cox’s Waltersgay Nightingale, ridden by Charlotte Razay
    • Dales: Mr B Ireland’s Kilmannan Black Velvet, ridden by Henry Hird
    • Connemara: Mrs J Bloor’s Knockanroe Champ, ridden by Rosie Bloor

    Don’t miss H&H’s full report on the M&M Championship at Olympia, plus all the other action from the show, on sale 24 December, ’09

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