October 05, 2016 at 11:16 PM

Thistledown Van-Der-Vaart retains Championship title

 

History repeated itself in the TopSpec Arena on day one of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) as Sharon Wilson’s Thistledown Van-Der-Vaart stole the show for the second year running, retaining the title of Brineton Colne Mountain & Moorland Mini Pony of the Year.

Beautifully ridden by Hannah Wilson, the eight-year-old grey Welsh Section A gelding won the Colne Mountain & Moorland Lead Rein Pony of the Year before returning to the TopSpec Arena to put in another flawless performance and take the ultimate spoils.

This second win was made even more sweet as this is Hannah’s last season competing in Lead Rein classes with the pony. It follows a successful year with other wins at the Royal Welsh Show and Cheshire County Show where they qualified for HOYS.

Staffordshire-based producer Sharn Linney has worked with Hannah and Thistledown Van-Der-Vaart for the last three years. “I can’t believe it,” she says. “It means more than anything and they did absolutely fantastically.”

Winner of the Brineton/KarePlus Mountain & Moorland First Ridden Pony of the Year, Glebedale Jubilee took the Reserve Supreme title. The four-year-old grey mare is owned by Debbie Thomas and was ridden in the ring by Liberty Rebecca Grota.

The top two from the Brineton/KarePlus Mountain & Moorland First Ridden Pony of the Year and Colne Mountain & Moorland Lead Rein Pony of the Year go through to contest this overall Championship.

 

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Grandstand Media Ltd

Tel: 02476 858 205

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