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Supporting Ivel Valley Pony Club

Ballinger Equine supports and sponsors community and grassroots equine sports events and competitions

Ballinger Equine was proud to sponsor today’s Ivel Valley Pony Club 2019 Open Show. The weather was perfect – not too hot with some cloud cover and a light breeze. With well over 100 entrants and 5 rings of action it has been a very busy day for organisers and competitors alike.

Veterinary care at Pony Club show

Ballinger Equine’s Managing Director, Andrew Hillier, and veterinary surgeon Dr Harriet Gardner were on site throughout the day, with veterinary director Dr Susanna Ballinger joining the team in the afternoon.

A Clear Round competition took place throughout the morning alongside the ever-popular Handy Pony event. The Horse and Hound and Handler and Hound classes were run during the afternoon. Showing classes include Best Condition, Coloureds, Veterans, Young Handler, Driving Type, Youngstock, Foreign Breeds, Hunters and Mountain and Moorland. There was something for everyone.

A proper café serving a range of hot food, teas and coffees was located adjacent to the cakes and strawberries stall and there was plenty of room to sit and relax, soak up the sun and watch the competitions.

Finally, at the end of a very busy day, Harriet Gardner awarded the Supreme Champion trophy, rosette and sash to a very proud and happy Kaylee Potter (pictured above, left) with Shannan. Reserve Supreme Champions (pictured above, right) were Holly Maudlin and DF Paul.