2022 HOYS M&M ridden pony of the 12 months outcomes


  • A surprising showcase of native breeds was witnessed within the Andrews Bowen worldwide enviornment as successful and second positioned ponies vied for the Nationwide Pony Society/Baileys Horse Feeds HOYS M&M ridden pony of the 12 months title on the 2022 Horse of the 12 months Present (HOYS).

    However just one mixture may take the highest honour and this 12 months judges Jo Jack (conformation) and Tweetie Nimmo (experience) chosen five-year-old Dales stallion Griseburn Main and Joe Watson as their champions.



    “What an amazing line up of ponies,” mentioned Tweetie. “Jo and I had been on the identical web page all through the lessons, and we appreciated the identical ponies. Our champion was fantastically balanced and he seemed like a whole partnership along with his rider. He was an excellent instance of the breed and within the championship he went like a real famous person.”

    Joe and his companion Rob Mcivor purchased the stallion as an unbroken three-year-old from Helen Horn’s Griseburn Stud. He’s by Wolsey Viking out of Tarbarl Kate Boss, and 2022 is his first full season below saddle.

    Reserve within the HOYS M&M ridden pony of the 12 months championship went to Rebecca Penny using Lynn Scott’s constant Welsh part C stallion Lynuck The Showman, supreme BSPS Heritage champion at London Worldwide final December.

    “Our reserve had an amazing stroll,” mentioned Jo. “Throughout the class, he actually caught our eye, as did the second positioned Welsh part C [April Gilmartin’s Gems Malt Whiskey] who actually shone within the championship, too.”

    “Each the Dales and the Welsh C lessons had been two of the strongest,” mentioned Tweetie. “It was apparent that Jo and I had a kind, too, as there have been ponies from the identical studs that includes within the high placings persistently.”

    “They needed to be true ponies in kind,” confirmed Jo.

    Lancashire-based Joe was emotional after his first ever HOYS championship win: “This simply doesn’t occur to somebody like me,” he mentioned. “Main felt superb in there and I truthfully can’t consider this has occurred.”

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