The HPS Performance Awards Schemes in Scotland and England & Wales have been running very successfully for around 40 years. Council is delighted now to be introducing a UK wide In Hand Scheme running along broadly similar lines.
Whenever members are out and about competing in hand, they will earn points which accumulate to grand totals for the year. We are very grateful to all the donors of 13 perpetual trophies which have been presented:
Overall - Alan and Carolyn Munro, Loandhu Highland Ponies
Reserve - Amanda Fairclough, Shawgreen Highland Ponies
Best Mare - Sarah Macintosh, Redleys Highland Ponies
Best Stallion - The Bonars, Bowmore Highland Ponies
Best Gelding - Wendy Bridges, Holmedown Highland Ponies
Best Veteran - Amy Whidburn and The Whidburn Family
Best Homebred - Shona Adams, The Auchengarth Trophy
Overall Youngster - Joan Alexander, Fourmerk Highland Ponies
Highest Placed 3yr old - Catherine and Mike Taylor, Perburn Highland Ponies
Highest Placed 2yr old - Isy Bergius, Over Langshaw Highland Ponies
Highest Placed 1yr old - Liz Mangham, Potterton Park Ponies
Junior Handler - Shirley Clarke, Kershope Highland Ponies
Best Newcomer - Shirley Clarke, Kershope Highland Ponies
Presentations will take place early in 2022 and rosettes will be awarded to all who return cards.
Anne Owen-Walker has taken on the role of Secretary of this Scheme and cards are available from the Society. We understand that in 2021, the opportunity to compete In Hand may be a bit less than usual so the cost of the cards is only £5. You can buy one in the online shop, 'Merchandise', 'Miscellaneous' section.