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!
Waitwith Westwind – 15 year old, Welsh A stallion
Sire: Bengad Cockscombe
Dam: Bengad Wallflower
- Winners of the 122cm M&M workers at HOYS
- Champion M&M WHP @ Horse of the Year Show
- 1st Open 122cm & M&M WHP Champion @ Heritage Champs
Waitwith Westwind qualified for Olympia with his 12 year old rider, Gemma Pallett. This is Gemma’s qualifying story, as told by her Mum…
We were given the chance to have have Rambo this year by his owner, Debbie Barr, to do workers on to help Gemma in her first year as he has experience and what a year they have had! They won the mountain and moorland 12hh WHP at HOYS and they also went WHP champion and Gemma & Rambo got to gallop down the centre line in the main arena. Then the week after HOYS at the Heritage Champs on the Saturday he won the open the M&M 12hh working hunter pony and went champion in the evening performance. On the next morning he did the Blue Ribbon workers, but unlike him he had a pole down so we very quickly changed his bridle and trotted up to the Olympia qualifying ring as the worker ring had run late so the prize giving would of clashed with the Olympia qualifier. I had only entered the flat class as there was only two jumping classes he could do at the Heritage Champs. So the reason he did the qualifier was because he had a pole down in the workers! He has been to Olympia before and been the best of breed there twice. He is a very special pony and everybody loves him, but no one more than Gemma, as he really has made all her dreams come true this year ……..
NPSW would like to wish Gemma and Rambo the best of luck at Olympia.