Posted: 9th September 2014 | Back to news feed

YOUNG Izabel Worthington and her Lead Rein Show Hunter Pony, Conway Moonlight Serenade captured the Black Country Saddles Mini Rider of the Year Award at the BSPS Summer Championships.

 Based near Whitchurch, five-year-old Izabel had a smile from ear to ear after claiming the prestigious award and winning a bespoke Black Country handmade show bridle.

 Although in their second season together, this year has been a big step up for the pair contesting affiliated classes for the first time throughout 2014.

 Izabel, nine-year-old pony Mac as he is known at home, and her Mum Clare were on great form to impress the judges in the prestigious final at Arena UK, near Grantham.

 The Black Country Saddles Mini Rider of the Year Award proved popular with the presentation taking place during the Saturday Evening Performance.

 The championship is split into two sections; Lead Rein Rider of the Year and 12 years and under.

 Said Clare: “Izabel and Mac have had a great season, we couldn’t be more pleased, he is a great confidence giver and just a brilliant pony both at home and in the ring.

 “They have now formed an excellent partnership and made such huge progress throughout the season.”

 Clare has chosen to have a bespoke show bridle made for their young lead rein show pony, Sycamore Jade who will come out under saddle next season.

 “Winning a handmade Black Country show bridle is a fantastic prize and a great way to round off the year,” added Clare.

 Qualifiers for the Black Country Saddles Mini Rider of the Year Award took place at shows all over the country with the final open to riders who had been awarded a Best Rider Card.

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