It’s one of the vital prestigious displaying championships a mixture can win and this 12 months the BSPS M&M supreme ridden closing, held at London Worldwide Horse Present on Monday 19 December, is ready to supply one other 12 months of stellar competitors. Among the nation’s finest native ponies, producers and residential produced riders will take to the ring within the hope of successful the coveted title.
Forward of the 2022 BSPS M&M supreme ridden closing, we check out some previous champions who skilled their very own centre line moments and made it into the historical past books:
2008: Torrin Of Croila
Melanie and Gemma Stanford’s bay Highland stallion was 9 when he landed the supreme with Matthew Lawrence within the saddle, who had gained the title in 2006 and 2007 with the Connemara Bunowen Citadel Ri. Torrin is a earlier Royal Windsor, Nice Yorkshire, Royal Norfolk and NPS Space 4 in-hand champion and can also be the sire of HOYS ridden winner and Olympia Better of Breed, Tower Clyde.
2009: Farriers Fingerprint
The primary New Forest to ever elevate the crown was this stallion, a son of Peveril Peter Piper and Wainsford Whispering Grace, who was 13 when he was topped. Owned by Simon and Shirley Younger and ridden by Shirley, the beautiful gray has been triumphant on the county and breed present circuit for a few years and was positioned third at HOYS in 2011.
2010: Pumphill Buckthorn
Sarah Parker and Sue Hughes’ iconic black stallion had gained the general M&M championship at HOYS three months earlier than he topped the Olympia closing. He additionally headed the equal class on the Royal Worldwide Horse Present (RIHS) within the earlier July. He was additionally M&M champion on the RIHS and M&M supreme at HOYS in 2011 (pictured) earlier than being retired to stud in 2016.
2011: Rushfield Bailey
The Anderson household from Dumfries watched their Dartmoor stallion declare a primary Olympia victory within the inaugural BSPS Heritage championship. The then eight-year-old Springwater Pleased Days son was fourth on the closing in 2010 and was a winner at Royal Highland and Nice Yorkshire, was champion at Ayr and stood fourth at HOYS in 2011.
2012: Bronheulog Harvey
Historical past repeated itself when native producer Sam Roberts — champion at Olympia 14 years earlier on Harwell Wizard — netted the 2014 championship with one other Welsh part B, the bay gelding Bronheulog Harvey. Harvey has since gone on to compete at prime stage in working hunter lessons and was second at HOYS over fences.
2013: Fly The Final Flute
This Connemara and Sandra Burton broke the small breed pattern to take the 2013 sash. The late gelding who’s by Glencarrig Knight has had an illustrious profession beneath saddle, additionally qualifying for HOYS a number of years operating. Sadly, he was put down in 2020 aged 15.
2014: Moelview Prince Consort
Sam Roberts returned to win the ultimate in 2014 together with her personal then four-year-old Welsh part B stallion, who has since gone on to dominate within the dressage area. Prince Consort gained his Olympia ticket at Royal Windsor.
2015: Townend Schubert
H&H columnist Rebecca Penny topped the sphere in 2015 together with her personal Fell pony. The ever-popular furry stallion “Bert” has gained his class at HOYS on three events and has additionally been M&M supreme on the RIHS. He has extra lately forayed into working hunter lessons and has appeared at HOYS on this sphere.
2016: Uphill James Fox
The Welsh part A stallion took his producer Katy Marriott-Payne to victory on his debut on the closing and have become the primary Welsh Mountain Pony to assert the general honour. Owned by Tonwen Hughes, James Fox was the second highest priced lot (£8,100) on the Brightwells Fayre Oaks Excessive Flyers Sale in 2014.
2017: Cadlanvalley Sandpiper
Arguably one of the vital constant Olympia finalists, Welsh part B Sandpiper lastly clinched the supreme sash in 2017 with Katy Marriott-Payne, after beforehand standing reserve champion and third. The palomino, who’s owned by Kathleen Scott, has additionally gained HOYS twice.
2018: Banks Timber
After successful the sash in 2013 on a distinct pony, Connemara specialist Sandra Burton returned at this time to land the championship on Joe Burke’s charismatic stallion Banks Timber (Tim). Tim was making his third look on the present, having taken better of breed every time and was positioned third total in 2017.
2019: Dyffryngwy Sir Picasso
Emma Burrow was on board her personal Welsh part D gelding to elevate the most important honour of his profession beneath saddle. 2019 additionally noticed Emma and Picasso win at HOYS and stand reserve M&M ridden pony of the 12 months. Picasso has been an everyday on the London closing since qualifying at his first ever ridden present as a four-year-old.
2020: no present owing to the Coronavirus pandemic
2021: Lynuck The Showman
Rebecca Penny and Lynn Scott’s Welsh part C Lynuck The Showman are the reigning champions. The 2022 HOYS winner, who was reserve in London in 2017, was lifting the title on his fifth go to. Rebecca final gained the BSPS M&M supreme ridden closing in 2015 aboard her personal Fell stallion Townend Schubert.
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