Sunday, September 11, 2011

Royal Adelaide Show

Another great Show with the ponies. Rivington Windchime was the first to compete and was 2nd in a very strong Novice Show Hunter pony class. Rivington Nina at aged 16 was 3rd for her owners in the same class. Nina also placed in her Open class. Rivington Royal Hiccup was called 1st in her Open for a workout error putting her 3rd and in the Childs she did one better with 2nd. Rivington Rock Star didn't place but did his very young rider proud getting a call in the Open. Harness ponies R Lightheart and R Northstream were both winners and R Telinor a place getter in all his classes.
A very cute moment...two very well know ponies (Bamborough Special Girl & Rivington Royal Hiccup) and young riders (Dazi Plumb & Victoria Fricker). I managed to catch them bumping bottoms in the lineup..

R Royal Hiccup

R Lightheart aged 25 winning the obstacle race

R Windchime

R Nina

R Rock Star

Rivington Sun Chance

Chance had a photo shoot as he is for sale (pity we can't keep them all). He was filthy, hairy and needed a trim but then it is winter and he's enjoying being a bog pony. Chance was born while I was away at the 2008 Royal Adelaide Show. His dam didn't mother him and he consequently didn't get any much needed colostrum. My husband had a battle on his hands to get Chance's dam to accept him and after a few anxious days she did. The next battle was to keep Chance healthy so he and his dam were locked up away from any other ponies. He is one tough pony and went on to win Best Welsh Foal (7mths), Best Foal Futurity (2yr old) and Supreme Welsh B and Best Welsh Exhibit at the 2011 Welsh Youngstock Show.

Another foal...this time a filly!

My daughter Isabelle was very pleased to meet her beautiful filly foal born 27/8/11. Belle has named her Rivington Topsy Turvy.
While doing the feeds our Welsh Cob Stallion Pen-nant Primetime was strutting his stuff and the other pony is one who has come home from being on lease. Her name is Rivington Lily and Belle and I think she may have the goods to make a top Show Hunter pony.....time will tell!

R Topsy Turvy

Isabelle & R Topsy Turvy

Welsh Cob Stallion Pen-nant Primetime

Welsh Cob Stallion Pen-nant Primetime

R Lily

R Lily