Leading rider and GP champs at POYS
We had an amazing time at the Pony Of The Year Youth Festival at Arena UK last week with some great results, fantastic prizes and even the weather was beautiful all week!
Ryan de Sousa was riding on top form and collected two golds, two silvers and two sixth places, plus he was leading rider in the 1.10m section.
Ewald and Ryan teamed up for a second place finish in the 1.10cm class and Swanview Sparrow had a double clear in the 80cm Prelim class, on Friday.
On Saturday, Hyacinth DHI and Ryan went clear in the Elementary Under 25s class to finish 2nd overall and Mighty Mouse jumped superbly to win the 1.10cm Grand Prix Qualifier which landed them a spot in the finals.
On Easter Monday, Ryan and Mighty Mouse went on to win the 1.10cm Grand Prix Final and Ryan was also awarded Leading Rider, having won the qualifier on Saturday too.
Our young pony, Swanview Sparrow, had just one pole down in the 80cm Prelim Jump Off Finals on Monday. She jumped some lovely rounds inside and outside and learned a lot at her first Premier Show with us. She’s one to watch for the future.
As always, a big thanks to our hosts at Arena UK, the sponsors, our wonderful staff and ever-patient and helpful coach, Tom Vance.