Wisbech pony Sulley is crowned ‘biggest character’ by show jumper Tim Stockdale at World Horse Welfare’s Rehomed Horse of the Year Awards.
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A pony rehomed in Wisbech was crowned ‘biggest character’ by acclaimed show jumper Tim Stockdale at an annual awards ceremony.
Sulley the pony, who was one of 60 horses and ponies living knee deep in mud on a large site littered with dangerous farm machinery and with little access to food and fresh water before being re-homed, received the title at World Horse Welfare’s Rehomed Horse of the Year Awards.
Sulley’s owner, Anita Morrell, of Wisbech, rehomed him after her old pony Cookie was put to sleep in early 2015.
Anita said: “When Sulley arrived, he was quite literally a different pony. He was friendly and willing to learn but it was after a few weeks that his amazing character really started to come out and now he is very definitely the life and soul of the party.”
Show jumper Tim Stockdale chose Sulley based on his “kind face” as well as the stories Anita told of his mischief-making
He said: “The photos Anita sent in really showed Sulley’s amazing character and I loved reading of his many performances and comedy genius.
“The thought of the local farmers being followed up and down the fence by this cheeky chap really made me laugh.
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“I think he’s a very deserving winner, although I can’t wait to see what trouble he causes with his winning rosette.”
World Horse Welfare’s annual Rehome a Horse Month is a month of activity aimed at highlighting the benefits of re-homing, sharing stories of rehomers around the country and raising awareness of the many horses and ponies still looking for a home.
Anita said: “I would recommend re-homing to everyone. I’ve certainly never looked back and feel so lucky to have my two superstars.
“There is never a day that passes when Sulley hasn’t been up to mischief and I couldn’t ask for a more loveable horse.
“He will always put a smile on your face because you just never know what tricks he will get up to next.”
Each year, World Horse Welfare rehomes around 300 horses and ponies with over 1,800 currently in need of new homes around the UK.
For more information about rehoming visit www.worldhorsewelfare.org/rehoming