Congratulations to Emily & Tony!
“We are relatively new to New Forest ponies, so I just wanted to share the success of my 12 year old daughter Emily and Howen Tawny Owl…so proud of them winning the STARS Riding Club Pony Final!” Tammy Bastow
Congratulations also to 15 year old Jessica Jones from Anglesey and Pittswood Camorra, who collected the prestigious Rising Star award in the M&M Large Breeds class!
Show Teams & Rising Stars Champion of Champions was established in 2018 as an inaugural end of season finale for Riding and Pony Club competitors. The aim is to give the many young and aspiring equestrians something to aim for and the honour of representing the clubs they ride for. STARS has become the UK’s premier RC championship event.
“Emily instantly fell in love with Tony when she tried him out, especially his cheeky and inquisitive nature and we bought him in March 2023. They have worked very hard this season, attending clinics and lessons, pony club rallies and competing at shows. Tony has proved capable of turning his hoof to any discipline and is a great all round pony. Qualifying to compete at STARS championship show was the highlight of their year…so winning the Riding Club Pony Final from a class of 54 was a dream come true and I’m sure there will be lots more to come from this pair!” Tammy Bastow