Highland Pony Society News

16.07.2019 15:27 Age: 90 days

Fabulous Breed Show!

Category: General

Results Available Here!

A great turn out of spectators enjoyed a tremendous day in the sunshine with wonderful ponies exhibited and good company! All who arrived were pleased to be personally welcomed at the gate by Willie Ralston, the recently appointed President of the Society. All passports were checked for 'flu vaccination records by an efficient team in the Secretary's tent. We were pleased that our headline sponsor, Curle & Co, Chartered Accountants, was present with publicity items freely available for all who attended. Murray Soutar, a partner with the Land and Business team of Gillespie Macandrew, LLP also enjoyed the action during the day. The show was very well supported, both in terms of entries and sponsorship, by the membership and for that the Society is tremendously grateful.

A full report will follow with photos but to whet your appetite, the deserving In Hand Champion was Marksman of Mendick bred and owned by Mr and Mrs John Dykes. They have shown at the Breed Show for nearly 40 years and, though taking the Reserve award on several occasions, this is the first year that they have hit the top spot.

The ridden winner was Jane McNaught's Dunedin Mascot, a 7 year old gelding bred by Anne Mitchell and leased jointly by Katie Common and Jane McNaught. 

Katherine Bowling Hartenfeld from Lancashire took the Working Hunter Championship with Ruby Rose of Strathmore, an 8yr old mare bred by Charlie McQuattie, which Katherine bought as a yearling.

The three dressage classes were well filled and Margaret of Meggernie, owned by Carlie Rafferty and ridden by Jo Jack, took the Silver Medal for the highest percentage over the Prelim and Novice classes.

It was a truly splendid day!