Mud no issue for Southland riders
It’s hard to keep a grey pony clean in mud – let alone two, but Winton pony breeder Julieanne Baynes was still smiling ahead of the showing classes today.
Julieanne, of Beechcroft riding ponies, had two grey ponies she had bred competing in the rider classes in the showing section this morning, which still went ahead, despite the weather.
She and her team were camping under the trees near the showing areas and said they were still having fun.
“We’re from Southland, we’re used to rain and mud. It’s a little bit slippery on top of the ground but at least it’s not cold,” she said.
“It’s been really well organised, the showing, with the changes of times. The organisers have done a great job of keeping us informed.”
Rider Katelin Stuart was warming up a pony that Julieanne bred, Beechcroft Glamour, for the pony rider class.
All the Beechcroft ponies had done well at the show so far, particularly Beechcroft Playboy, who won a Pony Hunter title earlier in the show.