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In full flight: tiny pony and rider take mighty mountain leap


  • This tiny pony and rider confirmed their nice partnership as they took flight on high of a mountain whereas following bloodhounds.

    9-year-old Sienna Curphey and 12hh Conrhenny Alice Springz flew the financial institution on the Isle of Man on Saturday (4 February).

    Mum Cheryl Curphey advised H&H her eldest daughter and the regionally bred 14-year-old pocket rocket have been collectively for years, and achieved every little thing collectively.

    “She’s a wonderful pony,” she stated. “They do every little thing; hopefully in summer time they’ll be doing the world horse trials, and my six-year-old daughter rides Alice too.”

    Sienna is a member of the Isle of Man department of the Pony Membership, and he or she and Alice are continuously out with the Isle of Man Bloodhounds drag hunt. Saturday’s meet was at Triskelion Polo Membership, however took within the steep slopes across the village.

    “We went up the mountain and it’s fairly flat on the high,” stated Cheryl, who was readily available to see her daughter and Alice’s flyer. “It was somewhat wall and financial institution; I believe she banked it and bought all 4 ft off the bottom. The view was superb; the image was simply caught by one of many ladies following, and we joked that Alice seems like a broomstick together with her tail all over the place!”

    Cheryl is chief teacher on the Pony Membership department and has evented to three-star stage; Sienna had ridden earlier than she was born, as Cheryl rode until she was eight months’ pregnant, then was again within the saddle on her personal as quickly as she might stroll.

    “She had a good time on Saturday, however I believe she was exhausted by the top as they coated 10 miles!” Cheryl stated. “She’s one of many littlest to exit however that they had some fabulous traces.

    “I don’t assume Alice will ever go anyplace; I’ve bought a three-year-old daughter too so I hope she’s going to experience her sooner or later. She’s a personality and could be a bit cheeky however she is such a very good pony.”

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