Upwell Horse and Pony show brings community together to raise money

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Competitors galloped on to Upwell playing field for the village’s horse and pony show at the weekend.

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Well-groomed horses and ponies strutted their stuff as money was raised for Upwell Playing Fields.

Competitors included Emma Roberts with her pony Dave, Hannah Lewis, Sophie Wills and Dusty and James Roberts with Diesel.

The in-hand showing started at 9.30am.

For this the horse or pony was walked around the ring with the handler on the outer side.

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant


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The horse or pony is always nearest to the judge during in-hand showing so that the judge always has a clear view.

Ros Shorting, organiser, said: “We were very pleased at the turnout and we raised a quite a bit for the playing fields which is always a good thing.

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“We had in-hand showing and ridden showing which were both judged and had impressive results.

“We organise these events a lot and do them throughout the summer months so we are always happy to see new faces and get support.”

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

The next show will take place on June 16.

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter

Upwell Horse and Pony Show brought in the crowds this year. Photo: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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