Bicton Arena’s Pony Premier show that took place earlier in June provided a weekend of fantastic competition spirit and excellent riding. A packed schedule of classes saw some epic jump offs with a wealth of deserving winners.
The show included a 128cm qualifier for Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), sponsored by Blossom Home Care Franchising, the win was taken by Agnes Kerr, riding 18-year-old grey gelding Taggarts Express, “I’ve ridden at Horse of the Year Show before in showing but it’s been my dream to qualify to showjump there. My pony gave me his all today I’m so pleased with him.”
Katie Bradburne riding 13-year-old grey mare Dolly Du Carel won the T & D Barrs Plumbing and Heating Ltd. HOYS 138cm qualifier, “It feels so amazing to have won the HOYS qualifier but it being at Bicton made it even better! I am absolutely thrilled to have won my second qualifier this year being one of four treble clears in the class. I am already halfway through my last year on ponies, which is heart-breaking but moments like these make me feel even more lucky to have her. Dolly loves competing and always knows when she is in a big class – she gets so excited! I would also like to thank T and D Barrs Plumbing and Heating Ltd for sponsoring the class.”
The Pony Showjumper of the Year was split between three riders: Harriet Hodge, Tilly Bamford and Phoebe Farman, due to the weather not playing ball, resulting in the jump off being withdrawn from the competition.
Tabitha Kyle took a double win with Oakley III, owned by Lucinda Campbell in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round and the Foxhunter Second Round, both supported by Redpost Equestrian.
Bicton Arena Manager Andrew Fell, added “Thank you to everyone who made the Pony Premier possible, our sponsors, my fantastic team and, of course, our enthusiastic ponies and riders.”
Full results can be found here
Thank you to ESP Photography for the images.
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