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ILPH Summer Show an Unqualified Success

With an estimated 6,000 people through the gates of the ILPH Summer Show, at ILPH Hall Farm, Norfolk, last Saturday (21 June) it was deemed yet again, a resounding success.

The top attractions in the main arena, the stunt riding team the Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the King's Troop with their tent pegging display and gun carriage team certainly drew the crowds.

An extra bonus for all ILPH supporters present was the opportunity to see, and touch, ILPH Penny (or Hallmark as she is now known). Penny came into ILPH Penny Farm, near Blackpool, a couple of years ago with 3 other welfare cases. She is now a 'wheeler' in the Kings Troop gun carriage team, and is another success story for the ILPH.

The sun shone brightly all day with a cooling breeze which made life a bit more comfortable for the other horses, and competitors elsewhere on the showground who were competing in the Horse Show.

With nearly 300 horses and ponies competing in 81 affiliated and unaffiliated classes for 21 championships, the horse show too was a huge success.

"It was particularly pleasing," remarks Mel Edwards, ILPH Fundraising Officer and Show Secretary, "to see ILPH horses and ponies doing so well in many of the classes, holding their own against some very strong competition - the standard overall was extremely high with many horses and ponies well up to County Show standard."

Continues Mel, "Considering it was the first time this year that we held Haflinger classes we were pleased with the turnout so we will definitely be holding them again next year !"



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