Producer Lucy Glover rode Charlotte Read’s British Riding Pony, Carmens Novello, into the ribbons in the Equissage Pulse Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year Championship. Charlotte bought the five-year-old gelding just after Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) last year, where the pony competed in the Show Hunter Pony Championship, and Lucy has since produced him into a full show pony. He was one of just three five-year-olds to qualify for the Partbred Championship, showing ability in the ring beyond his years.
“I’m so pleased with him; he’s not done a lot this year and has only been out about 10 times,” said Lucy, who believes it’s the pony’s mentality that makes him able to come out and win a major title at such a young age: “He has the most amazing temperament.”
The pony was bought for Charlotte’s son James who will start campaigning him fully next season after moving on from 128cm show ponies. In the meantime, Lucy only has to wait until Saturday to see her ride back in the ring in the Kathleen Wood Children’s Riding Pony of the Year and, of course, he has now also booked his place for Sunday’s Ruckleigh School Supreme Pony of the Year Championship.
Runner up was Lisa Hayes’ Wilderness Early Bird ridden by Amelia Hayes. This nine-year-old partbred Arab was third at the Royal International this year and has concluded her successful season in style.
Equissage has a long history of producing therapy systems that stand out as the benchmark in equine therapy. Their passion is helping riders, competitors, trainers, and breeders of all levels produce excellent results in improving performance, maintaining peak condition and as a powerful rehabilitation tool. The Equissage, Cycloid Vibration Therapy (CVT) has been helping people and animals since 1949 improve healing, mobility and ease joint/muscle pain.
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