Native Pony Association of Cornwall Newsletter 2017.

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This season seems to have flown by as we now look forward to the AGM and the Christmas charity show in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. At this show last year NPAC raised a fantastic £500 for the Children’s Hospice South West so hopefully this year we can match or better that total. We will again be asking if anyone or any business owners if they would be kind enough to sponsor the show to help raise more money for the charity as we feel it’s really important to give something back. The AGM will be held at Goonhavern village hall on Friday 17th November starting at 19.30pm. New for this year we will be holding a bring ‘a plate supper’ as this was suggest last year by a few different members, tea and coffee will be supplied as usual. We will also be doing a raffle and all prizes will be gratefully received.

The summer breed show was a fantastic success this year especially with welcoming South West Shetland Group which I think we all agree was a roaring susses and we will be welcoming SWSG back again for 2018. As I’m sure you all witnessed the ground from Royal Cornwall show wasn’t at its best due to the weather conditions, so we were asked by RCS grounds manager Ben Luxton if we could use the main ring. The committee felt that this arraignment of the show ground worked so well we have decided to rebook the main ring end of RCS again for next year as long as conditions allow, thank you to everyone who gave us such great feedback regarding the show layout. We also held the ‘Best Lorry Dog’ class again this year which had growth in numbers but this year we were lucky enough to have a prestige judge in the form of Alan Davies very exciting for all those Valegro fans among us!!

Entries from 2016 compared to entries from 2017 where very slightly up but unfortunately we didn’t have some classes that are still very poorly attended. The NPAC committee look forward to another breed show at RCSG in 2018 hopefully we can keep increasing numbers to keep our fantastic native breeds alive!

NPAC would like to take this opportunity to congratulate both fantastic dream team’s consisting of. Lourie and Lucy Booth on their success at HOYS with beautiful Hurstock Cornish Amber gaining 7th in their respective class. And also the husband and wife duo of Mark and Maxine Ingham who gained 2nd in the junior brood mare class with 4 year old Danaway Helen of Troy at this year’s Royal welsh show.

Sponsorship is fast becoming a hard word to say after two season but we are very gratefully that once again the breed show was well supported this year many thanks to all of our sponsors. The main NPAC sponsor Grand Prix Areas also supplied the in- hand and ridden supreme champions with the fantastic premier equine cooler rugs. Our ridden supreme champion went to Hurtstock Cornish Amber ridden by Lucy Booth. In-hand supreme champion went to Mark and Maxine Ingham with Danaway Helen of Troy and her filly foal Pathfields Hadara.

That then leads me to this year’s Champions of Champions new venue for this year being at Colraine Equestrian Centre and also a new section being the Best rider final. The child handler and best rider finals where strongly attended which was fantastic to see. We also welcome back Mr and Mrs Kellow to judge the child handler sections and finals which was an honour as Fred and Debbie started the child handler many years ago. The in hand and ridden sections of the champions of champions finals had average numbers again this years but not amazing we would welcome any suggestions about how we can make this a better event for these sections.

Young Handler
Champion Kathryn Benny and Melville Island Jamie Reserve Champion Yasmin Lewis Major Bunbury Sabrina

Best Rider
Champion Kathryn Benny and Melville Island Jamie Reserve Champion Ottie Simmons and

In Hand
Champion Lucy Booth and Hurstock Mr Moon Reserve Champion Mr and Mrs Curtis and Penlangrug Daniel

Mini Champion
Champion Amelia Watson and Moonstruck
Reserve Champion Henrietta Watson and Marclenway J’Adore

M&M Ridden
Champion Lucy Booth and Hurstock Cprnish Amber Reserve Champion Kathryn Benney and Melville Island Young stock
Champion Jane Sampson and Puzzle Tree Kiss for Keeps Reserve Champion Hurstock Mr Moon

Part Bred
Champion Mrs Jane Sampson and Puzzle Tree Kiss for Keeps Reserve Champion Mrs A Hill and Cowance Morning Sundew

Supreme Champion of Champion.
Supreme Lucy Booth and Hurstock Cornish Amber Reserve Supreme Jane Sampson Puzzle Tree Kiss for Keeps.

We look forward to finishing off such a fantastic season and also the start of the 2018 season!!

Many thanks NPAC committee.