Equestrian by Kathryn Pearn, September 11
THE Griggs Charity Show hosted by St Austell Bay Equestrian Club Charity Show at the Griggs Country Store, St Austell, attracted a bumper entry raising a magnificent £516.34 for the Air Ambulance.
Mother and son, Lucinda and Harry Hyland of St Austell were covered in glory riding their ponies Willoway Golden Jubilee and Halstoc Chic Visage.
Lucinda said: "It's epic being in the ring competing and winning with Harry. I'm a very proud mummy!"
Harry opened their account by posting a winning treble on Halstoc Chic Visage in the tack and turnout, the best lead rein combination and the ridden coloured class before standing overall ridden champion ahead of his mother taking the reserve honour with Willoway Golden Jubilee.
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Maintaining the momentum, Lucinda went onto head the working hunter pony line-up with her 11-year-old palomino gelding before going all the way and lifting the Supreme championship over Lyn Gale and her triple winner Baker's Boy who headed the riding club horse, best combination and riding horse classes.
Lucinda is enjoying an exceptional season on her Welsh section C gelding juggling a busy life as mum to Harry, aged 7, and Archie, aged 3, with competing and working at SAMS on the beach at Polkeris.
She is thrilled that Harry, who is a pupil at Charlestown Primary School, is following in her footsteps and sharing her passion for showing ponies.
"Harry only started riding over the winter when we decided to break in my mum's Shetland Halstock Chic Visage," explained Lucinda, who stables the ponies with her parents at Higher Milltown, near Fowey.
The St Austell Equestrian Bay fixtures have proved the perfect platform for Lucinda and Willoway Golden Jubilee who earlier in the year stood supreme champions at the club's Spring Show held at Resparveth Riding Centre, Grampound Road.
She said: "I had Barbie (Willoway Golden Jubilee) for a couple of years on loan from Amanda James of St Agnes and she kindly let me buy him at the start of the season.
"He's truly a pony of a lifetime and one in a million. Barbie is a pleasure in everyway and I feel honoured to own such a special boy.
"He is completely home produced and I do everything myself with help from my mum (Bettina)."
This show received wide acclaim for encouraging up and coming young combinations and seven-year-old Isobel Newton-Webster of Biscovey, Par, highlighted this ethos.
Partnering her four-year-old Dartmoor pony Westerlake Cherry at only their second show together, Isobel went home with a bevy of rosettes and medals. Isobel's mother Hazel said: "We'd only had Cherry for three months. They had an amazing day coming home with lots of rosettes and medals and the outing boosted their confidence."
Isobel and Westerlake Cherry confirmed their promise by taking second place behind Harry Hyland in the best combination class and added to their tally throughout the day.
Hazel said: "We'd like to thank the organisers for their support and encouragement.
"It's shows such as this which encourage our young riders and do so much to help the future of the sport and at the same time raising money for our local charities."
Griggs Charity Show winners:
Showing: Tack & Turnout: Harry Hyland, Halstock Chic Visage; Best combination: Lead rein: Harry Hyland, Halstoc Chic Visage; First ridden 10 years & under: Olivia Hewitt, Cherton Allure; 9-16 years: Tish Pickles, Star; 17 yrs & over: Lyn Gale, Bakers Boy.
In-hand: 1,2,3, yr-old: Caroline Ivy, Clover Xtra Xpence; Open: William Merrell, Brookville Medena. Ridden Mountain & Moorland: Small Breeds: Kali Kemp, Elivis.
Large Breeds: Lucinda Hyland, Willoway Golden Jubilee. Ridden cob: Vikki Thomas, Rockdale Pride & Joy; Ridden coloured: Harry Hyland, Halstoc Chic Visage; Riding Horse: Lyn Gale, Bakers Boy; Veteran: Oliver Blewett, Ben Oaks. Championship: Harry Hyland, Halstoc Chic Visage; Reserve champion: Lucinda Hyland, Willoway Golden Jubilee.
Working Hunter: Novice working horse: Bryher Greenaway, Dotti; Novice working pony: Julie Watts, Morgan; Working horse: Lucy Goldsmith, Harlyn Topflight; Working Pony: Lucinda Hyland, Willoway Golden Jubilee; Riding Club Horse: Lyn Gale, Baker's Boy; Riding Club Pony: Becca Hartley, Cophsorne Winston. Championship & Supreme champion: Lucinda Hyland, Willoway Golden Jubilee; Reserve & reserve supreme champion: Lyn Gale, Baker's Boy.
Showjumping: 1ft 6ins: Aerin Andrews, Masie; 2ft small novice: Juniors: Leah M'Grath, Mr Corry; Seniors: Lyn Goth, Solly. 2ft 3ins novice: Juniors: Charlotte Neville, First Impressions; Seniors: Tracey Vennor, Kildare Lady.
2ft 6ins intermediate: Juniors: Charlotte Neville, Dora the Explorer; Seniors: Robert Kent, Trigger. 2ft 9ins small open: Juniors: Becca Hartley, Copshorne Winston; Seniors: Jenia Jones, Patsy.
3ft open: Juniors: Megan Orpe, Tugs Bunny; Seniors: Lucy Goldsmith, Cheer Up Charlie. Fancy Dress: Flo Bright, Dylan. Gymkhana winners: Kali Kemp, Elivis; Kate Jones, Sasha; Jasmine Ferris, Millicent; Rebecca Allen, Magic Minty; Ellie Atkinson, Toby; Zazie Blanning, Daisy; Emily Penny, Bertie; Jemma Neville, Lots of Charisma.