Our Native Pony South West advent calendar is an Olympia Countdown. Every day in December we will be featuring one pony that has qualified for Olympia for the BSPS M&M Supreme on Sunday 22nd. Happy December!
Spinway Blackthorn – 9 year old Connemara
Sire: Spinway Comet
Dam: Bramble Lass
- Champion Connemara and Cuddy Reserve at Royal Cornwall, Royal Three Counties, NPS Championships
- BCPS Breed Show Supreme In Hand Champion
- Glynn Greenwood Supreme M&M at P(UK) Championships
- Qualified RIHS
- Qualified Olympia at BSPS Heritage Championships
Casper, as he is known at home, has been owned by Jo and Richard Williams since he was a foal. Jo rode him to qualify at the BSPS Heritage Championships. This is Jo’s qualifying story…
We are still totally overwhelmed and probably over excited too – it will be our first time at Olympia and I can’t thank my pony enough! Casper is very much home produced with me doing the riding and schooling and my husband Richard doing all the In Hand.
Casper only really began his ridden show career last year where he had several wins and Championships at County level and also picked up his Picton and Peasedown qualifications at his first attempts.
This year has been by far the most amazing though. Casper has been incredibly successful in hand and took the Cuddy reserve rosette no less than 3 times.
We took him to the Heritage champs with no expectations whatsoever – he did me proud with his show and probably gave me his best gallop too!
When the results were read out in reverse order, I was absolutely amazed to be called in as the winner! Never in my wildest dreams did I expect that result and Casper has made me the happiest girl alive and fulfilled my child hood dreams of riding in the Grand Hall of Olympia.
NPSW would like to wish Jo and Casper the best of luck at Olympia.