2017 Show Results

The Wessex Shetland Pony Group held the first show of the 2017 season in our brand-new venue and it was appreciated by everyone who attended.

Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre is home to the World Horse Welfare. It is located on the outskirts of the ancient, Royal town of Wessex, Somerton, situated in the heart of the rural landscape of South Somerset.

They care for and rehabilitate around 65 horses and ponies at any one time with the aim to find them loving new homes, and take approximately 100 horses through their doors each year, including those returning from homes. The farm has had a recent re-development and their new facilities will help them rescue and rehabilitate even more horses.

They work across the UK with horses, horse owners, the veterinary profession, sport bodies, law enforcement and government to promote and protect the welfare of horses. Their dedicated network of Field Officers investigate and resolve thousands of reports of horses in distress made to their Welfare Line each year. Sometimes this can be as simple as advising owners, and where necessary they will take horses into their care.

They are the UK's largest horse rescue and rehoming charity, and at their four Rescue and Rehoming Centres horses in need can receive urgent and specialist care. Once the rehabilitation programme is complete, they hope that every horse or pony in their care can find a loving new home through their rehoming scheme - as valuable companions, competition horses, and everything in-between. 

This lovely venue which offers an in-house café, toilets and plenty of parking was a success and we look forward to our summer show.

Competitors are able to walk around the visitor centre where we are able to see some of the ponies and horses in their care.

We are extremely pleased to see so many Young Handlers and children in the ridden classes, we would like to thank their connections for supporting them and allowing them to attend the shows. It is lovely to see their progression through the year, we do understand that it can be an exhausting day for the younger ones and sometimes for the parents! We thank you very much for your continued support and hope to see you all again next year. These classes are great to add confidence and prepare for other shows.

Wessex Spring Show - Sunday 19th March 2017

Championships:

Miniature Junior Champion - Whitcombe Hanibal

Reserve Miniature Junior Champion - Snelsmore Sienna

Miniature Senior Champion - Snelsmore Pavorotti

Miniature Reserve Senior Champion - Snelsmore Querl

Miniature overall Champion - Snelsmore Pavorotti

Reserve overall Champion - Whitcombe Hanibal

 

Standard Junior Champion - Westbridgepark Bombay Sapphire

Reserve Standard Junior Champion – Lakehead Milly Magic

Standard Senior Champion - Buxted Daniel

Standard Reserve Senior Champion - Champlers Rose Blossom

 

Standard overall Champion - Buxted Daniel

Reserve overall Champion - Champlers Rose Blossom

Ridden Champion - Misty Morning of Catchpool

Reserve Ridden - Stepley Teegan

Supreme Champion - Buxted Daniel

Reserve Supreme Champion - Snelsmore Pavorotti

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Supreme Champion - Buxted Daniel & Reserve Supreme Champion - Snelsmore Pavorotti

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Miniature Junior Champion - Whitcombe Hanibal

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Standard Junior Champion - Westbridgepark Bombay Sapphire

We had a lovely show of Young Handlers in both of the age range classes and the Ridden classes were also well supported.

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1st & 2nd place in Junior Young Handler class

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1st & 2nd place in Senior Young Handler class


 

Wessex Summer Show - Sunday 21st August 2017

We had a lovely day at the Glenda Spooner Farm Equestrian Centre, the weather was very kind to us even though we had had a lot of rain leading up to the event and parking in the field was dubious, but on the day the sun dried everything and we were ok.

We had a wonderful amount of entries and exhibitors in all of the classes.

Championships:

Miniature Junior Champion – Snelsmore Spetre

Reserve Miniature Junior Champion – Pinglewood Thornton

Miniature Senior Champion - Snelsmore Pavorotti

Miniature Reserve Senior Champion - Eiger Jupiter

Miniature overall Champion -  Snelsmore Pavorotti

Reserve overall Champion - Eiger Jupiter

 

Standard Junior Champion – Zennor Roxanne

Reserve Standard Junior Champion - Zennor Roxy

Standard Senior Champion - Marillion Tystie

Standard Reserve Senior Champion – Lakehead Meredith

 

Standard overall Champion - Marillion Tystie

Reserve overall Champion - Zennor Roxanne

Ridden Champion - Champlers Viscount

Reserve Ridden - Sharptor Derby

Supreme Champion - Snelsmore Pavorotti

Reserve Supreme Champion - Marillion Tystie

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Supreme Champion - Snelsmore Pavorotti

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Reserve Supreme Champion - Marillion Tystie

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Ridden Champion - Champlers Viscount

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Reserve Ridden Champion - Sharptor Derby

The summer show is the one at which we award the Wessex Shetland Pony Group perpetual trophy’s, one for each of the class winners.

 Ella Fairhurst proudly shows off her trophy which she won in the Junior Young Handler class

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We were very lucky to have our own Car Park Attendant, many thanks to Terry Dyer who worked hard in the Car Park making sure that everyone parked in the right places!

Terry Dyer


Wessex Autumn Show - Sunday 29th October 2017

The last of the Wessex Shetland Group shows was held at Kingston Maurward College Equestrian Centre,

Dorchester. A great day was held for all who attended. We had a lovely lot of competitors and had a wonderful ‘first’ with a child riding side saddle in the lead rein class.

Championships:

Miniature Junior Champion - Pinglewood Thornton

Reserve Miniature Junior Champion - Snelsmore Sebastian

Miniature Senior Champion - Snelsmore Mystique

Miniature Reserve Senior Champion - Pansi’s Crunchie

Miniature overall Champion - Pinglewood Thornton

Reserve overall Champion - Snelsmore Mystique

 

Standard Junior Champion - Champlers Rose Petal

Reserve Standard Junior Champion - Lakehead Merrianne

Standard Senior Champion - Champlers Rose Blossom

Standard Reserve Senior Champion - Sharptor Raphael

 

Standard overall Champion - Champlers Rose Petal

Reserve overall Champion - Champlers Rose Blossom

Ridden Champion - Serendipity of Quimper

Reserve Ridden – Kilshane Almond

Supreme Champion - Champlers Rose Petal

Reserve Supreme Champion - Snelsmore Mystique

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Champlers Rose Blossom & Champlers Rose Petal

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Pinglewood Thornton

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Ridden Champion - Serendipity of Quimper

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Reserve Ridden Champion - Kilshane Almond

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Ridden Class

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Senior Young Handler Class

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Ella Fairhurst riding side saddle in the lead rein class