In the de la Hey Family Supreme Pony Championship at the RIHS, the title went to the winner of the BSPS Supreme Mini Championship. The lead rein pony Seamoor Lady Derby earned a score of 27 to take the title, having been shown by five-year-old James Burchell and led up by James' father Oliver, who is a show producer based in East Grinstead.
Mrs Sue Palmer is unwell and can no longer judge at the show.
James van Praagh will now judge the RIHS SHP classes and Stephanie Fitt for the SSADL classes.
Also BSPS area 14 members in the open classes listed below please wear an armband so you can easily be identified. The champions of the following classes will then go forward to the area 14 championship: BSPS OPEN Championships (RIHS Heritage Open & Mini; RIHS Mini SP; RIHS Open SP; RIHS Open SHP; RIHS Open WHP; BSPS Open WHP; BSPS Mini WHP; RIHS BSPS Pretty Polly; RIHS BSPS Anglo/PB Ridden) .
Around 60 members from aged four to 84 enjoyed the party and prize giving at Jamie and Charlotte Thompson's wonderful house in Fulking.
There were loads of lovely rosettes given out to 14 section winners and Ella Dalton was the supreme champion and taking away the embroidered rug supplied by the Tack Room, Johns Cross. Stockham Secret Envoy won 186 points in a very successful year on the England team and with second at HOYS and third in the Desert Orchid.
Look what you missed if you did not attend the BSPS area 14 agm on Saturday! Plus there was a thought provoking talk from Roger Stack, retiring show director at the Royal International. Stack, who has been involved with showing for 64 years, was critical of the current situation of several showing societies and said amalgamation was in the interests of showing and its members.
Chloe Chubb after several visits to HOYS records not one but two wins. Plus many more placings for others in the area.
Congratulations to Terry and Janice Baldwin, from near Lewes, owners of the supreme show pony champion LANDEMANN PEONY, ridden by their grand daughter Jessica Soltermann.
Thank you to everyone who, with just one week's notice ran the show at a new location and and new schedule. Well done, and it was a great success. Results now available on results page.
The show on 23rd April 2016 will be at Pachesham, with a reduced schedule - see shows page.
Well done area 14 at winter champs. Mandy Burchell Small's Broekland Allesandro won novice whp and RI qualifier. Also Emma Lucas won RIHS ISRT on High Fidelity and novice hunter championship on Leo, and Abby Marshall won RIHS open and Pretty Polly on Wintersend Nimbus.
There was a great turn out at the winter show, considering the cold, wet and windy weather. All the flat classes enjoyed the indoor facilities, and the outdoor ring had working pony courses which were gently testing.
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