Garth Hunt Pony Club’s show one to remember
July 06, 2012
A fancy dress competition and prizes for the prettiest pony made Garth Hunt Pony Club’s first Open Junior Show a day to remember for young riders and their mounts.
Competitors flew over tiny jumps and dressed to impress in the fancy dress competition while ponies were groomed to perfection for the most handsome pony and prettiest mare class.
Organiser Sharon Day and her committee from Garth Hunt were determined to stage a show to break down barriers between the horse world and newcomers to the sport.
She said: “It was the most raging success. I have had so much feedback and everyone loved the atmosphere. The ethos behind the show was that it was for children who could come and relax and learn and enjoy themselves.
“It didn’t matter if riders didn’t have a show jacket or if their mums weren’t horsey and didn’t know what to do.
“We were there to help the children have fun and learn.”
Sharon and helpers dished out rosettes and prizes to the winners and plenty of sweets as consolation prizes at the show at Rose Cottage Stud in Binfield on Sunday.
Spectators watched the action from ringside seats and enjoyed tea and cake and a raffle.