It is Champions Day for the Saddle Horses, Ponies and Riders. To start the champion day of the galloways came onto the arena and a very even line-up of quality and type. Jill and Richards Best’s Alpine Park Oceans as normal ridden to perfection by Margo Haynes was the Galloway Champion, with another lovely horse Royalwood Opening Nights owned by Edwina Cullen and ridden by Michael Christie as the reserve.
The Small Pony Championships, these days this section is so well supported with just stunning ponies, the winner was Whitmere Pop Your Buttons Jasmine Haynes and Francesca Christie and reserve the sweet as Radford Lodge Sweet Dreams Katie Sutton Kouros and Zoe Murray. The Champion Large Pony was Calvin Park Tiny Dancer owned by Dale Plumb and ridden by Daizi Plumb, reserve was Melinda Ralph’s Grand Pageant.
The Champion Hack of the show went to Mikimoto owned by Michael Christie and Joh Bailey, ridden by Michael is a superb horse, reserve to them was the Picasso Group and Mary Bawden’s Worldly, ridden by Margo Haynes, two lovely hacks and worthy of the sashes.
Also it was showhunter day, the Small Best Novice of the show saw Smith’s Dalgangle Moonshine, Jennifer Evans Armanii Park Peter Pan and Heyne & Micheal Gates Eagle Park Casino in for the ride off, with the sash going to Eagle Park Casino.
Champion Small Show Hunter Pony of the show was Rosie & Katrina Metherall’s Burnewang Cup of Diamonds and reserve Jennifer Evans from SA Armanii Park Peter Pan. Champion Large Hunter Pony Owendale Barley Sugar and reserve Owendale Rembrandt.
Supreme Champion Rider under 17yrs Riley Kent
Champion Boy Rider Riley Kent
Reserve Layton Johnson-McNeil
Champion Girl rider under 13yr Georgia Dalley
Reserve Daizi Plumb
Champion Senior Girl Mikayla Vankampen
Reserve Champion Sally Shaw
Champion Lady Rider Robbie Soster
Reserve Champion Lady Rider Stephanie Barrington
Champion Gentleman Rider Adam Oliver
Reserve Champion Gentleman Rider Troy Wilson