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ur cover star this month, Guy Williams must be an inspiration to all young riders. He started out just like you, jumping at all the local shows. It has taken him over 30 years of serious competitive riding but at last he has won the finest show jumping competition in the world. Remember, whatever you want to do with your pony keep practising and your dreams may one day come true.

Paige and Pinky dressed for Western competition

Name: Paige Carley Age: Nine-years-old Ponies names and ages: Bonny, aged 14, Woody, aged 4, and I am riding Pinky in Western competitions, she is eight What do you do with your pony? I jump Bonny and do sponsored rides, Woody is still young, but we have started hacking him out and I do Western riding with Pinky, which I really enjoy! Who do you train with? Jess March and my mum for my Western, and Sarah Foy for English riding Favourite moment with your pony? Doing my first Western show at Bodiam with Pinky Goals for the future: I would love to do reining with one of our horses Equestrian Idols? Suzi Anderson and Jess March Top tips for other young riders? Keep practising What do you like about Localrider? Seeing my friends and people that I know If you would like to be featured in Youngrider, email fiona@localrider.co.uk or call Fiona on 01892 863062

Silverlea Never Again excels at Marriages Final

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iberty Marden, a Sports Scholar at Beechwood Sacred Heart School in Tunbridge Wells rode her 14.2hh New Forest pony, Silverlea Never Again (stable name Jimmy Choo) to produce a foot-perfect display to stand Grand Reserve National Champion Marriages Riding/ Pony Club Pony 2010. Liberty qualified at the Sevenoaks Kemsing Show for the Regional competition held at Edenbridge & Oxted Show, where she qualified for the National Finals, which were held at the Newbury Showground on Saturday 1st May. Liberty was determined to qualify Jimmy as she had qualified her 13hh New Forest pony Mockbeggar Liquorice Allsorts previously, but sold him with the qualification, missing out on the chance to ride at the Nationals. The Riding / Pony Club Pony competition is judged on a mixture of qualities including the combination’s ability to tackle a course of 2’6” rustic and coloured show jumps, as well as perform a freestyle show, which had to include halt, walk on a long-rein, working trot, a three loop serpentine, extended trot on the diagonal, canter a three loop serpentine with change of lead and extended canter on the diagonal. Liberty has owned Jimmy for the last year and is an active member of the Eridge Pony Club, regularly participating in team activities, as well as British Showjumping competitions. In recognition of her achievement Chaskit Horse & Rider in Langton Green gave Liberty a whole bundle of wonderful goodies for herself and Jimmy.

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Complete version Localrider August 2010 issue  

Complete version Localrider August 2010 issue. Amongst many others this issue features reports and articles on: Hickstead Derby Report, Maki...

Complete version Localrider August 2010 issue  

Complete version Localrider August 2010 issue. Amongst many others this issue features reports and articles on: Hickstead Derby Report, Maki...