Mirfield horse show was a big success

Mirfield Horse & Pony Show. Picture courtesy of Chloe Brown of Spotted Gold Photography.
Mirfield Horse & Pony Show. Picture courtesy of Chloe Brown of Spotted Gold Photography.

A show which hoped to bring equestrian culture back to Mirfield has been hailed a success by organisers.

The first ever Tack Up and Go Horse and Pony show was held in Mirfield Showground on Sunday.

Organised by Mirfield Horse and Pony Society, it gave riders the chance to compete locally instead of having to travel long distances.

Competition manager Sally Crockford said: “We had a good amount of entries throughout the day in most of the classes, some of which were competing in their first ever show.

“All the riders, horses and ponies looked spectacular with them all making a fantastic effort to look smart.

“Most had spent hours making their horses and ponies sparkling clean.”

As well as the horse and pony show, visitors enjoyed a tombola and raffle in aid of Kirkwood Hospice. The show was supported by stalls from Parkinhall Equestrian, the Original Mountie, Forever Living Products and CVCS Valeting Services.

Mrs Crockford thanked everyone who took part and said she hoped to organise another show next year.

Results

Class 1 – Best Condition 13.2hh and under: 1 Bobby – Billyboy; 2 Francesca – Rocky; 3 Elicia – Ginger. Class 2 – Best Condition 13.3hh and over: 1 Danielle – Annie. Class 3 – Youngstock 1-4 years: 1 Sara – Dudley; 2 Brianna – Lady. Class 4 – Tiny Tot Handler eight years and under: 1 Amelia – Balla; 2 Lillie – Jack; 3 Reeve – Llan Nora; Darcie – Lloyd. Class 5 - Junior Handler 9-16 years old: 1 Amber – Rocky; 2 Brianna – Lady; 3 Danielle – Annie. Class 6 – M&M (Pure and Part bred): 1 Gemma – Spirit; 2 Claudia – Prince; 3 Amber – Rocky; 4 Sara – Dudley. Class 7 – Veteran 15 years and over: 1 Claudia – Prince; 2 Amelia – Balla; 3 Amanda – Maximus. Class 8 – Senior Handler 17 years and over: 1 Gemma – Spirit; 2 Andrea – Quigley; 3 Amanda – Maximus; 4 Sara – Jack. Class 9 – Coloured: 1 Sarah – Dillon; 2 Gemma – Spirit; 3 Becky – Penny; 4 Sara – Dudley. Class 10 – Best Horse/Pony According to type: 1 Margaret – Ziggy; 2 Brianna – Lady; 3 Bobby – Billyboy. Class 11 – Fancy dress: 1 Darcie – Lloyd; 2 Hollie – Sox; 3 Orla – Cherry. Bonny Pony 14.2hh and under: 1 Gemma – Spirit; 2 Danielle – Annie; 3 Hollie – Sox; 4 Brianna – Lady. Handsome Horse 14.3hh and over: 1 Millie – Penny; 2 Amanda – Maximus; 3 Gary – Vera; 4 Margaret – Ziggy. Best 10 Legs: 1 Brianna – Lady; 2 Amelia – Balla. Class 12 – Lead Rein Equitation: 1 Ashlyn – Llan Nora; 2 Darcie – Lloyd; 3 Leo – Aero;

3 Evie – Sophie. Class 14 – Junior Equitation 16 years and under: 1 Danielle – Annie. Class 15 – MandM (Pure and Part bred): 1 Ashlyn – Llan Nora; 2 Lillie – Jack; 3 Evie – Sophie; 4 Amber – Rocky. Class 16 - New to showing riders 15 years and under: 1 Amelia – Balla; 2 Zac – Aero; 3 Lillie – Jack; 4 Hollie – Sox. Riders 16 years over: 1 Mel – Top O Desire; 2 Margaret – Ziggy; 3 Elicia – Ginger; 4 Becky – Dillon. Class 17 – Foreign Breeds: 1 Margaret – Ziggy; 2 Danielle – Annie; 3 Gary – Vera. Class 18 – Cob (Traditional and Show): 1 Sarah – Dillon. Class 19 – Best Mannered Horse/Pony: 1 Evie – Sophie; 2 Amber – Rocky; 3 Millie – Dillon; 4 Alicia – Ginger. Class 20 – Veteran 15 years and over: 1 Claudia – Prince; 2 Amelia – Balla; 3 Evie – Sophie.