BSPS Area 12 (Wales)
Press Officer – Kirsty Fudge
Hlidskjalf, Treffgarne, Haverfordwest. SA62 5PH
I hope that all of you who were lucky enough to qualify for the Horse of the Year Show had a fantastic experience and, despite the nerves, I hope you all enjoyed it. I made it up on the Sunday to support my fellow Working Hunter Pony riders, and I swear it is far more nerve racking watching than riding!
I am also pleased to inform you that some of our members also celebrated great results, with Amy James and her M&M WHP Prince winning the exceeding 138cms section. Gemma James and Crafton Touch of Gold came 3rd in the 153cms Intermediate SRT.
In the Working Hunter Pony section, Bea-Bea Meyrick and Crabbswood Nutmeg finished off their very successful season with 5th place in the 133cm class. Danielle Gardham and the consistent Bellevue Royal Prince matched their result from 2007 with 3rd place in the 15hh class.
Congratulations to all our members who competed at HOYS you should all be very proud of yourselves.
Unfortunately, the following results arrived too late for last months news review, so belated congratulations to:
Jennie Howells and Beechcraft Bonanza
Welsh Champs - 4th Mixed Height Restriced Open WHP
2nd 15hh WHP HOYS Qualifier
St Mellons -
1st Open 153cm WHP and Champion
Summer Champs - 2nd Restricted Open Intermediate WH
4th Blue Riband 15hh WHP
Monmouth Show - 1st Open 15hh WHP
Emma Hollingworth also sent me her results
from Summer Champs riding the Intermediate SRT Wychhill BeeDazzle:
4th Pretty Polly
5th HOYS Qualifier
6th Blue Riband
Finally, I received an email from Anysha Panesar with some of her results from the 2008 season.
For Anysha and her 13hh SHP Sannan Valley Supreme (Diesel) the season started off slowly due to illness, but despite this, they qualified for the Winter Champs winning the Rest. and Open 133cm SHP class, and taking the Championship at the Area 12 Winter Show. She was then unwell at the Champs so unfortunately had to leave early.
Their first show after that was Swansea, where they won their class and also took the Championship.
Misfortune then struck as Anysha’s father had an accident and had to have an operation and go into plaster, so although Anysha was better, they had no one to drive them to all the HOYS qualifiers that they were entered for. Fortunately, Anysha’s grandfather came to the rescue and flew home from America, and took them to Three Counties, where they were moved up to 8th in the HOYS class, after initially being at the bottom!
The pair then went to Addington Manor where they were entered in Search For A Star, but Diesel was spooked by a really naughty pony, meaning that they did not qualify for HOYS. However, the judge really liked the pony and advised them to go to the next qualifier. So off to Hook they went, where they were delighted to qualify for HOYS. So, for the first time ever, they will be competing at HOYS.
This was Anysha and Diesel’s last season together, however, Anysha does have a new 14hh SHP, Yealand Chapter who she took to Swansea earlier this year and came 4th. I would like to wish this combination the best of luck for next season.
Now the season is over I know many ponies are changing hands. Whether you are out of your class, you have outgrown your pony or having to sell due to other commitments like University, it is never easy saying goodbye, but I would like to wish the new riders of our fantastic Welsh ponies the best of luck for next season.
I would just like to finish off by saying that I am now also in charge of the Area website so please email me with any photos to go on the Gallery. Also, please check out the website for updates about upcoming events e.g. the Christmas Party and AGM. Finally, don’t forget to send in your points cards to Mary Marshalsay, you will find her details on our website www.bspswales.co.uk
Don’t forget to email me your news to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 14th November, also let me know of any new rides for 2009.
See you soon