Each section was made up of a predesigned course which required a demonstration of flatwork movements as well as jumping a range of fences depending on the star level the rider has achieved on the NAF Pony Five Star Performance Awards Programme. Competitors with their 1* jumped a 0.70m track, 2* competitors jumped over 0.80m whilst 3* riders competed over 0.90m.
Following an afternoon of stiff competition, the section winners were announced as follows:
Twelve Year-old India Piper-Dadswell from Hailsham, East Sussex was awarded the victory in the NAF 1* Pony Five Star Final on Sally Keenleyside’s 19 year-old iron grey mare, Millersford Grace and Favour.
The NAF 2* Pony Five Star Final was won by 13 year-old Jessica Penn from Chessington, Surrey on Gentle Lady, a 13 year-old dark bay mare own by Bryony Penn.
Polly Smith, aged 15 from Coleford, Gloucestershire scooped the NAF 3* Pony Five Star Final on Gerald Smith’s 11 year-old black gelding JB Lewis.
The NAF Pony Five Star Performance Awards Programme has been designed to provide a series of progressive standards to assist pony riders with a focus for their training and improved performance in the ring alongside developing stable management skills. For more information on the programme, please contact Stephanie Toogood on 02476 698828 or Stephanie.Toogood@ britishshowjumping.co.uk.
NAF PONY FIVE STAR FINAL RESULTS:
NAF 1* Pony Five Star Final
1st – India Piper-Dadswell & Millersford Grace and Favour
2nd – Persia Bhatia & Molly XIII
3rd – Charlie Pincus & Golden Olive
4th – Ellie Wood & Lottie V
5th – Imogen Milner-Moore & Taboo III
6th – Phoebe Shuttleworth & Bento
NAF 2* Pony Five Star Final
1st – Jessica Penn & Gentle Lady
2nd – Bronny Wilson & Chapel Mill Choir Boy
3rd – Yasmin Cutts & Special Delivery
4th – Bethany Cole & Fronerthig Bendigeidfran
5th – Tegan Nisbett & Triple Z
6th – Harriet Keenleyside & Firene Constance
NAF 3* Pony Five Star Final
1st – Polly Smith & JB Lewis
2nd – Georgina Mitchell & Giselle Stormstar
3rd – Issie Porter & Lydycan Lad
4th – Issie Porter & Ballyfine Jazz