A new event in South Central Cornwall was a great success raising £200 for Childrens Hospice South West. The Fun Pont Show and Gymkhana saw 48 ponies come to the show and almost 100 adults and competitors came from the length and breadth of Cornwall.
Organiser, Sam Grange told Roseland Online, “Children and parents in the area we thought it would be a good idea to have a go at organising a show for them. Forward planning began in January and slowly our first Roseland Pony Show came together. Starting with some more serious showing classes and ending with some fun novelty classes, we had a really mixed array of ponies and children.”
Another of the committee, Marie Bunney, said, “Following some stiff competition, the judges gave the overall ridden championship to Lead Rein Class winner, Harry Dingle age 6, riding his pony, Lottie. They were expertly led by his mother, Linda Dingle. This little combination were a pleasure to watch.”
Sam went on, “The reserve ridden champion was awarded to our open ridden class winner, Olivia Dawe, riding Ge Ge. This was a major achievement for Olivia as three years ago she had a serious fall from another pony and had lost her confidence. This was the first show she has ridden off of the lead rein since her accident.”
The committee are already planning next year’s show and Roseland Online will keep you in touch with their dates when it’s been decided.