Sun shines on Exmoor Pony Society breed show

The sun shone down on Exford for the Exmoor Pony Society Breed Show 2022. One of the highlights of the Exford Show, the ponies are represented from free-living and in-ground herds.

The show rings were well-filled beginning a day to remember for Elizabeth Etchells with Mary Rose Bryant’s stallion Warrenmere Woodcock. The pony won the stallion class before being called forward as Supreme In Hand Champion, ahead of Deborah Drummond’s Champion Youngstock yearling Tawbitts Squirrel Nutkin.

In the afternoon, ridden ponies took centre stage, with Warrenmere Woodcock also taking the Open Ridden HOYS qualifier. With the stallion having having qualified at the National Pony Society Summer Championships last week, the ticket was passed to Mystical Master Bee ridden by Rachael Davis. It was a delight to see so many ponies in the junior ridden classes which resulted in a packed championship with Warrenmere Woodcock winning the Supreme Ridden Champion. Dunkery Hornbill, having won the restricted open and style and performance classes, took the Reserve Supreme Ridden Champion.

The culmination of the afternoon was the Supreme of the Show, which capped a fantastic day for Elizabeth with Warrenmere Woodcock taking the Supreme Of The Show with Dunkery Hornbill and Stephanie Richards coming from the Ridden Section to take the Reserve Supreme of the Show.