Last Sunday saw the presentation of the awards for the 2009 National Shetland Pony Performance Scheme. The scheme was started in 1980 to promote the use of the registered pedigree Shetland pony as a performance pony and it recognises the achievements and successes of young riders and their ponies.
Shetland riders and ponies face strong competition as this is a national scheme encompassing young riders and ponies from throughout the UK and to be placed in the top 10 in any of the categories is quite an achievement. It is a demonstration of the hard work and dedication put in by the young riders from Shetland that they all did so well.
Peter Hunter of the Clivocast Shetland Pony Stud in Unst was invited to present the riders with their rosettes as a representative from a stud which has bred ponies who have gone on to do well under saddle. The highest placed pony in the awards scheme this year was the four-year-old piebald gelding Clivocast Nemo who was bred in Unst. In recognition of this achievement the Clivocast Stud was presented with a rosette and prize from the Central Prefix Registry.
A fun afternoon was had by all and huge thanks must go to everyone who helped out and attended on Sunday, in particular June Brown and Mr Hunter.
Results for the Shetland riders – lead rein ridden mountain and moorland (M&M): 3 Hre Aladdin and Rebecca Fraser; 6 Clothie Flyn and Melody Goodlad; 7 Ulverscroft Midnight Red and Rebecca Fraser; 10 Clothie Damsel and Melody Goodlad.
Open ridden M&M: 7 Tirrik of Sunnydale and Emily Moss.
Working hunter pony: 6 Jared of Musselburgh and Jade Stevenson; 7 Clothie Flyn and Bronagh Goodlad; 9 Clothie Uriebell and Arianne Fraser; 10 Hre Aladdin and Rebecca Fraser.
Lead rein gymkhana pony: 1 Ulverscroft Midnight Red and Rebecca Fraser; 2 Clothie Damsel and Melody Goodlad; 4 Ulverscroft Snowfall and Leighton Anderson; 7 Hre Aladdin and Rebecca Fraser; 8 Clothie Night Echo and Melody Goodlad; 9 Yitter of Grutness and Nina Fraser.
Off lead gymkhana pony: 3 Craven Clancy and Miranda Moss; 4 Clothie Night Echo and Aimee Budge; 5 Holydell Raven and Hannah Budge; 6 Jared of Musselburgh and Jade Stevenson; 8 Vee of Makalan and Hannah Anderson and Hermione Boyes.
General purpose pony: 5 Clothie Uriebell and Arianne Fraser; 7 Clothie Flyn and Bronagh Goodlad.
Novelty pony: 3 Ulverscroft Midnight Red and Kira Fraser; 6 Tirrik of Sunnydale and Emily Moss; 9 Butterby Kendall and Hermione Boyes.
Pony club pony: 8 Clothie Uriebell and Arianne Fraser.
Pony, first year in scheme: 4 Kinkell Elevator and Arianne Fraser.
Five events and under: 3 Clothie Damsel and Melody Goodlad; 4 Clothie Night Ginko and Emily Moss; 5 Butterby Icon and Megan Leslie; 6 Finnister Aragorn and Nina Fraser.
Champion rider, five years and under: 6 Nina Fraser.
Champion rider 6-8 years: 5 Rebecca Fraser; 6 Melody Goodlad.
Champion rider, 9-10 years: 6 Miranda Moss.
Champion rider, 11-14 years: 3 Arianne Fraser; 6 Kira Fraser; 7 Bronagh Goodlad; 8 Emily Moss.
Champion rider, 15 years and over: 2 Kirsty Budge.
Handler, eight years and under: 1 Rebecca Fraser; 2 (equal) Melody Goodlad and Hermione Boyes; 7 Nina Fraser.
Handlers, 9-14 years: 1 Arianne Fraser; 2 Bronagh Goodlad; 3 Miranda Moss; 4 Emily Moss; 8 Hannah Anderson; 9 Aimee Budge.
Nan French overall champion pony: 1 Clivocast Nemo; 12 Clothie Flyn; 13 Ulverscroft Midnight Red; 14 Hre Aladdin; 16 Clothie Uriebell; 17 Tirrik of Sunnydale; 18 Craven Clancy; 20 Jared of Musselburgh.
Champion rider resident in Shetland: 1 Arianne Fraser; 2 Rebecca Fraser; 3 Kira Fraser; 4 Bronagh Goodlad; 5 Emily Moss; 6 Melody Goodlad; 7 Miranda Moss; 8 Jade Stevenson; 9 Aimee Budge; 10 Hannah Budge.