Sunday 21st July 2019
EVNPA welcomed 3 UK judges, Brian Teat, Gareth Llewellyn and Dionne Tandy, to their Summer Show on Sunday 21st July. Although entries were slow to arrive at first the final number was very encouraging suggesting that the committee are providing classes that are appreciated by competitors. In the UK judges are not permitted to give competitors any ‘feed-back’ on how they have performed or how they could improve but all the judges, kindly sources by Bradley Beardmore, enjoyed the freedom they were given to explain to and encourage those appearing in front of them for judging making EVNPA shows a learning experience in the real sense. Throughout the day ‘Best Turned Out’ tickets were also awarded in each class, the winners of which qualified for a special championship at the end of the show for beautiful sashes kindly sponsor by Bradley, the winners of which were Jess Collister riding her hunter It’s the President and Tanya Kaighen riding Daunt.
Thanks are due to the owners of Ballacaley Farm, Sulby, for the excellently prepared fields, the St John Ambulance, caterers Andy and Charlotte and all those who stewarded and helped to make this such a successful day. All that remains now is for the calculation of the Horse and Pony of the Year results which will be awarded along with all the other trophies at the clubs Annual General Meeting in early January 2020.
Start of Season Show May 2019
Good weather, return to our show field in Sulby and an excellent entry of competitors combined to produce a very successful first show of the season for the Ellan Vannin Native Pony Association on Sunday 12th May. Judges Sue McNally (In-Hand) and Sally Jagger (Ridden) had some large classes to sort out with several new horses and ponies and new combinations coming forward alongside more established pairings. It is always good to see young riders progressing on to new ponies while their former mounts begin the task of teaching new riders. Although not competitive the Working Hunter Jumps were also available and were in use for most of the day indicating how useful riders find the opportunity to get in some practice.
The committee would like to thank the new owners of Ballacaley farm for making their land available to the club for the season’s shows, Andy and Charlotte for standing in at short notice to provide catering and St John Ambulance for providing First Aid cover. The next show is on June 16th – details available on the club web site.
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