Youngster qualifies for Horse of the Year Show

A NINE-YEAR-OLD from West Walton has qualified to compete at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).

Amelia Newby rode Whitsand Warrior, a former HOYS winner, fantastically despite the pony’s age and was ecstatic with her achievements at the Royal Norfolk event.

She said: “I just kept hoping they would call my number out first.

“All the wishing paid off when the loudspeaker made the announcement and I could hear Mummy’s screams across the showground. We are so excited!”

The youngster now heads off to the UK’s biggest indoor equestrian event on October 6 for the four-day show. The nine-year-old joins coveted finalists at the NEC in Birmingham for the pinnacle of the domestic equestrian calendar.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter