Upwell horse and pony show achieves good turnout despite cold weather

PUBLISHED: 14:53 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:53 21 April 2017

Upwell Horse and Pony Show. Helen Chester with Harrison. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

Upwell Horse and Pony Show. Helen Chester with Harrison. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

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More than 30 competitors galloped on to Upwell playing field for the village's monthly horse and pony show at the weekend.

Upwell Horse and Pony Show. Pip Read with Bryon Ffynnon Fox. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Upwell Horse and Pony Show. Pip Read with Bryon Ffynnon Fox. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

There were 34 classes on the day and the in hand judge was Carol Bartram. Her steward was Steph Thorpe.

The ridden judge was Emma Scotney and her steward was Shelby Cowells.

Upwell Horse and Pony Show. Katie Butters with Chorleys Marvelous. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Upwell Horse and Pony Show. Katie Butters with Chorleys Marvelous. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

“Despite really cold weather it went really well,” Ros Shorting, who is one of the organisers and playing field committee secretary.

“It was like a January day, but we had a very good turnout.

Upwell Horse and Pony Show. Fiona Bailey with Amy. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Upwell Horse and Pony Show. Fiona Bailey with Amy. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

“We’ve been holding these shows every month through the summer for the last three or four years now.”

The show was sponsored by K J Curson/Worzals and the supreme and reserve supreme trophies and rosettes were sponsored by Russell’s Fresh Meats & Family Butchers.

Upwell Horse and Pony Show. David Sherwood with Billy. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Upwell Horse and Pony Show. David Sherwood with Billy. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

The next Upwell horse and pony show takes place on May 20 and the first class will start at 9.30am.

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