HOYS M&M Supreme Pony of the Year crowned

By: Horse Deals

HOYS M&M Supreme Pony of the Year crowned
HOYS M&M Supreme Pony of the Year crowned

HRH The Princess Royal presented the winner of the NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Supreme Pony of the Year at the Horse of the Year Show yesterday.

Andy Atherden’s Highland stallion’s Stirlingdene, ridden by Frazer Atherden, took the title ahead of winners from all Mountain & Moorland Championships.

"I’m over the moon," said Frazer. "I’m just so proud to have a horse like this."

The Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship brings together competitors who had been named champion of their respective major county show and showing society show qualifiers to challenge the esteemed title.

Making her debut at Horse of the Year Show this year, Alan Charlesworth’s three-year-old Oldenberg filly Romanno Bedriska took the honours, handled by Mark Armstrong.

Mr and Mrs Walker’s Welsh Section C stallion Glebedale Ding Dong took the reserve title in a best-of-the-best field. Jenna Tylesdle’s Tudor Minstrel winner of TopSpec Show Hunter of the Year title on the first day went on to claim the Unify Group Ladies Hunter of the Year Champion.

"I just wasn’t expecting this after yesterday," said Jenna. "I really am lost for words. He’s an absolute star!"

The Topham Barnes Hack of the Year Championship was won by Sarah Carey’s Pearly King, who has only been beaten twice in his three seasons of showing, ridden by Simon Charlesworth.

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