Royal International Horse Show supreme ponies: 2002 to 2021

  • First introduced at the Longines Royal International Horse Show in 2002, the de la Hey Family Supreme Ridden Pony Championship (formerly the Underwood/Dick Saunders) is one of the most prestigious titles on the pony showing circuit.

    Prior to 2002 the pony champions competed against the horses for the British Horse Society Supreme Ridden title. Two ponies successfully lifted the overall supreme title: Royal Bronze in 1993 and Trelawn Playboy in 2001.

    The supreme championship for ridden ponies is open to the champion show hunter pony, Heritage M&M supreme ridden champion, champion working hunter pony, champion show pony, supreme mini pony champion, supreme intermediate champion and supreme skewbald & piebald ridden champion (if 14.2hh and under) at the Longines Royal International Horse Show.

    Below is a list of the winners to date, and scroll down for pictures of each of these stunning examples of their type.

    RIHS supreme pony hall of fame

    2002: Mrs Michael Coates’ Yealand Chapter
    2003: Mrs M Cuthbertson & Mrs D L Thomas’ Posh Spice ll
    2004: Mrs D L Thomas & Mrs J Newbury’s Chiddock over the Limit
    2005: Mrs A Fowler’s Broadgrove Chatterbox
    2006: Mrs D Modon’s Fairholme Rosettas Rhapsody
    2007: Mrs S Horne’s Tidesbrook Roger Rabbit
    2008: Mr & Mrs Hughes-Jones’ Chinook Morning Light
    2009: Mrs K Carter’s Chagford Lewis
    2010: Ms L Boulton’s Pebbly Pipe Dream
    2011: Mr & Mrs Cartlidge’s Rotherwood Rainmaker
    2012: Mr D Dixon & Mrs M Harforth’s Dance All Night
    2013: Mr D Dixon & Mrs M Harforth’s Dance All Night
    2014: Mr & Mrs Cartlidge’s Rotherwood Rainmaker
    2015: Mr & Mrs J Eddis’ Beat The Boss
    2016: The Farmbrough family’s Tambrook My Destiny
    2017: Mrs M Burchell Small’s Seamoor Lady Derby
    2018: Mrs M Stanford’s Benbreac Of Croila
    2019: The Till family’s Drakemyre Puttin On The Ritz
    2020: Show cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic
    2021: Miss M Donaldson’s Wilderness Early Bird