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Entries close 10th November 2021
Sadly with uncertainty over the location of the final of the Gold Cup, entries for our qualifier on 2nd June 2021 were very low. We have therefore taken the disappointing decision to cancel the event.
In recent years the BSPS area 14 chairman, Anne Lucas, has presented a prize for the young rider that has shown most improvement in they year. For 2020 it went to James Burchell. "He came on so much. From being very wobbly off the lead to jumping in a working hunter pony at the end of the season in a very balanced performance was just amazing to see," said Anne.
Despite a late start and no county shows or RIHS or HOYS several individuals and the BSPS ran lots of shows in late summer and autumn to give us a chance to see some equine old favourites from the area, and some exciting novice faces.
Chloe Chubb brought out two novices. Both picked up a string of firsts and seconds, taking every possible opportunity to get out. Top novice was Shilstone Rocks River Dart (Rio) who was backed by Jo Burchell over the winter and went to a few winter shows originally aiming for the BSPS Winter Champs before we went into lockdown.
In typical Dartmoor fashion it took us a few attempts to start getting everything into gear but he had a great results at the BSPS Summer champs (which felt more like the winters) where he finished second in the novice small breeds class and winner of the Winter novice final. He also went onto claim reserve winter novice champion and was extremely well behaved in big classes and only about his fourth outing. He also went to the NPS Autumn festival where is he second in his pure novice final. Hopefully next year we will be able to continue gaining experience in novice classes and head to the championship shows again.
After many many years of valuable service to BSPS area 14, Ann Brickell has decided to retire from the committee. Ann who is now in her mid 80s has put 100s of hours of her time in to looking after the showing communities of Sussex, Kent and Surrey.
The training show held at East Bysshe on 1st August was very well supported and a huge success. Well done to Anne Lucas, Lesley Chubb and judges more making it all possible.
It was a super atmosphere and saw lovely ponies able to get out. Results on show results page. Pictured here is open heritage winner Popsters Mister Nando.
Thank you to Jamie and Charlotte Thompson for hosting a lovely Christmas party. And thank you to everyone who came and made it such an enjoyable event.
We are very sad to have lost one our very favourite personalities, Ghita Jago. Ghita, 95, was a familiar face at shows for over 80 years. She was incredibly knowledgeable and sociable. When she was younger she produced ponies for her daughters Judy, Jamie, Penny and Tessa, who were all prolific winners in the show pony classes .
With Olympia just over three weeks away good luck to Henry Hird and Saithill Magical Ginger - Sec D; Chloe Chubb and Popsters Joe Black - Sec C; Ellie Kivlochan and Glovehill Blakes William - Connemara, and Samantha Fowler and Glencarrig Marble - Connemara.
Our best ever result to have a winning WHP team: Scarlett Turner ,India Turner, Sophie Moss, Harriet Thompson, Sienna Burnett Shrubb , Ella Dalton & Georgia Darlington.
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