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HOYS mini present pony championship


  • A pair of five-year-olds netted the Barberstown Fort HOYS mini present pony of the yr championship on the 2022 Horse of the 12 months Present (HOYS) after successful the lead rein class.

    Millie Knipe was within the saddle of the pleasant Westgrove Darkish Secret gelding Derw Dream Boy (Dave) who was making his first look at HOYS, dealt with by Millie’s father, farrier James Knipe.

    The Knipe Household from Cumbria produce Dave from house and their 2022 season has been plagued by success. They took mini champions at Royal Cheshire in June and on the BSPS summer season championships they went via the cardboard to face general supreme champions.

    “James and I’ve each been making an attempt for years to win HOYS and our five-year-old daughter has finished it along with her very first pony,” stated Millie’s mom, Jade Knipe. “We’ve had seconds however by no means managed to win it.”

    Dave was purchased from his breeder, Julia Owen, as an unbroken three-year-old.

    “I’ve to credit score my mum for locating him,” stated Jade, who runs glamping pods and works as a hairdresser. “We have been on our travels and he or she despatched me an image, so we did a U-turn to go and see him.”

    Dave was backed at and remains to be produced from house.

    “We deliberately didn’t do any HOYS qualifiers final yr as he was only a four-year-old; we didn’t wish to over do it and we wished to avoid wasting him for this yr,” Jade added. “He’s such a straightforward pony and is an actual mom’s dream.

    “Millie loves exhibiting and he or she does every little thing with Dave; she’s at all times within the steady grooming him.”

    Successful first ridden, Seamoor Woman Derby, took reserve within the HOYS mini present pony championship for her tremendous jockey Anya Dewey Clarke.

    Richard Miller judged the mini lessons: “My job was to discover a secure but high quality and proper pony, and my champion was simply that.”

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