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Crickhowell and District Pony Club Mounted Games Team prove that they are just the best at stable management.

It is the first year the Crickhowell and District Pony Club Mounted Games Team have qualified as one of the top six Pony Club Mounted Games teams in the country -that in itself is a huge achievement. They then competed for the Robinsons' Trophy and the Robinsons' Prince Philip Cup at The Horse Of The Year Show held in Birmingham over the last few days.

All of the teams' ponies where stabled at Birmingham for the week and as part of their duties, they had obviously to care and look after their ponies, which were stabled in temporary stables. How they cared for their ponies and how tidy the stable yard was, was judged on a daily basis by people from different areas within the horse world - which this year included British International Show jumper, Di Lampard. Over the week Crickhowell has been consistent and took the title from teams with much more experience than they had, such as Eglinton from Scotland and Oakley West, Bedfordshire.

The Crickhowell team of: Sally Griffiths (15) from Crickhowell (Dorian), sisters Sophie (14) and Aimee Richards (12) from Abergavenny (Jimmy and Lucky), and the second pair of sisters Katy (15) and Holly (12) Rauch from Newport riding Monty and Millie and Bethan Gold from Crickhowell riding Jimmy.

Iain Hopkins the team trainer from Coed Morgan, Llanarth, commented, "the children really deserve this recognition. They have worked exceptionally hard to qualify to compete in both the Robinson's competitions and their hard work in the stables which is essential to keep the ponies healthy and happy has paid off".

Stable competition results:
1st Crickhowell and District
2nd Wylye Valley
3rd = Oakley Hunt West
3rd = South Trent


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