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Pinkponiesrock Mon 27-May-13 20:23:32

Any pony people going? I'm going and I'm showing but not a pony, I'm showing my sheeps!

None of my gang, 2 Connemaras and a highland, are going, one connie is 2 so she would be little in the 2&3yo class, the highland is a fab worker but not ready for hoys quals yet, another connie is a quirky pain in the fucking arse but too beautiful to give up on girl and not quite ready for the atmosphere!

Anyone else going and what are you doing?

chocolatecakeystuff Mon 27-May-13 20:54:38

One day..... looks disbelivingly at the deamon pony one day....

Twattybollocks Thu 30-May-13 19:07:47

I'm supposed to be doing the hoys qualifier with spotty but he's lame and been turned away for a couple of months. Bang goes my bloody show season again!

Butkin Thu 30-May-13 21:46:38

Too far for us. We're off to Rutland on Sunday though.

Mrmonkey Fri 31-May-13 22:42:21

Not this year it falls in the same week as Cheshire and Lincoln and the judges weren't good enough to drive all that way for. We have south of england next weekend then 3 counties, Cheshire and Lincoln and somewhere in that we need to get the connies out.
I'm so sorry your horse is lame it's a horrible thing to happen, have you tried getting your entries back?
Good luck at Rutland, is it your last Ri?

Pinkponiesrock Fri 31-May-13 23:00:22

Ooohhhh you have connies smile details please, love my conns I do!

Mrmonkey Sat 01-Jun-13 10:01:31

I have a novice called Holnest Corrig Cuan who is by Shipton Teasel, he is destined to be a WHP and we hope he will measure 133. My other one is Fredericksminde Chimera he is 16 now and the most talented pony I have ever sat on unfortunately he doesn't choose to use this talent unless on the hunting field! I sat on him yesterday for the first time in almost 2 years and we are going to have one last try with him, if not he will stay as a minder to the youngsters in the summer and he will hunt again in the winter.
What have you got?

Pinkponiesrock Sat 01-Jun-13 14:20:26

I have an ancient broodmare who is Irish bred, Grange Starling, by Grange bobbing sparrow x grey rock lucky star, very old fashioned looking girl.
A young broodmare Drummore Kerry by Tiercel woodman out of a Castlestrange mare, just starting her under saddle and she is being very good smile
A 2yo out of the Grange mare by Skellorn Rainman (Skellorn Harrison) and she is just fab.
Just sold 2 yearlings from each of the mares, the Grange one to Ardbear Spirit and the Drummore one to Western Armada. We bred under Dunnottar however these 3 are the total sum of my breeding so far but 3 fillies from 3 foals is good going!
Had a few other connies over the years, a bit of an addict!
Got a highland too who is lovely but not quite on a par with the c

Butkin Sat 01-Jun-13 19:03:43

MrMonkey - yes Rutland is our last RI - no pressure then (poor DD...)!

We're entered in Hoys qualifiers at South of England and Lincoln but they will depend on what happens tomorrow. If we don't qualify for RI (and we're probably the best pony not to have done!) then we may come down a notch and go to some Summer Champ qualifiers instead so that we can go in all the classes at the Champs.

We were keen to go to South of England but 8am class means leaving before 4am for us...

Mrmonkey Sat 01-Jun-13 22:13:08

That is early! Mine class isn't till 2.15 so a late one for us. Good luck at Rutland I hope it works out ok. Sometimes putting all the pressure on and just doing the hoys qualifiers can get a bit disheartening as although any place is great a red rosette is sometimes a massive confidence boost.

Butkin Sun 02-Jun-13 20:37:44

No luck today MrMonkey - tongue over the bit in the go-round! However DD persevered and did a nice show after DW jumped in the ring and fixed the problem mid class (we knew we were doomed then...)

May still go to South of England but probably more likely to go and try a BSPS area show instead to calm things down a little.

Mrmonkey Mon 03-Jun-13 08:30:49

I'm so sorry Butkin I hate it when things like that happen. Is there much on near you instead of S of E? We have NPS area 7 at Bury farm at the end of June with lots of classes maybe that would be an idea?

Butkin Mon 03-Jun-13 10:55:19

We like Bury Farm and always go to the Spring show there. However 7 is on 30th June we'll probably go to NPS 20 the day before instead. Area 7 only has a mixed height SP class whereas Area 20 has mixed height novice (if we're still trying to keep her novice status for BSPS Champs) and a 128 class. Paul Brightwell judging SPs both days.

takingachance Tue 04-Jun-13 10:15:16

We're going to the RHS with our lead rein show pony :-) First time we have done such a big show, so very excited!! x

Butkin Tue 04-Jun-13 10:56:35

Well done Takingachance - presume you mean RIHS (guess he isn't going to a gardening show!). You'll have a great time - just hope for good weather! Where did you qualify and what is your ponies name?

takingachance Tue 04-Jun-13 16:52:04

Hi Butkin not the RIHS unfortunately as we haven't made it to any of those qualifiers this year. It's the Royal Highland Show we're going to smile
Pony is Amesbury Via Las Vegas, aka Elvis, and we love him!!

Mirage Tue 04-Jun-13 17:05:08

Oh no Butkin what a shame.We didn't go but my parents did and had a lovely day.

Good Luck taking a chance.Amesbury ponies are lovely,we very nearly ended up with Amesbury Savannah last year.

Butkin Wed 05-Jun-13 10:10:01

We know Elvis by sight! He used to be down our neck of the woods with the Lees and we watched him do the LRSP and LRSHP at South Suffolk last year. He is really just a LRSP and is a lovely pony. You'll do really well with him.

takingachance Wed 05-Jun-13 12:14:24

Aww, thank you Butkin and Mirage , we fell in love with him when we met him and he has certainly done well so far smile

salemsparklys Fri 14-Jun-13 13:22:54

Going but not taking anything with us this yr

Gomez Sat 15-Jun-13 00:20:49

Oh we have just bought a Connie out of Grange Starling and Spinway Colt. Bizarre to find her mentioned on. MN

But no, won't be anywhere near RHS smile

Gomez Sat 15-Jun-13 00:25:33

Spinway Comet.

Sorry arsey iPad.

Pinkponiesrock Mon 17-Jun-13 23:35:21

Have you, how exciting!! Dolly as we call her is the nicest pony you could ever meet. What is your pony called? She is 22 now but you wouldn't know it!

Gomez Tue 18-Jun-13 18:43:42

Hydehill Heavens Above (Tinkerbelle) just turned 10 smile

Isn't it such a small world.

Pinkponiesrock Tue 18-Jun-13 21:38:27

I thought it might be Tinky smile I didn't have anything to do with her but I've know about her and spoken to the person who broke her. She is a lovely lovely mare. I have a load of pictures from when she was younger if you would like me to send them on to you.

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