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!
Pentrepiod The Judge – 13 year old, Welsh Section D gelding
Sire: Brynithon Royal Knight
Dam: Trefeas Seren Goch
- 1st Olympia Semi Final @ Suffolk County
- 3rd HOYS Q @ Midland County
- 4th HOYS Q @ Monmouthshire
- 2nd HOYS Q @ Moreton-in-the-Marsh
- 3rd Olympia Final @ BSPS Heritage Championships
Judge is owned and ridden by Millie Bagnall. This is Millie’s qualifying story…
I bought Judge at the end of 2008. Having come through the ranks of pony classes then moving into Cob and Hunter classes I was rather ‘out of the loop’ regarding Natives. A friend had heard Judge would be coming on the market and, knowing I had always coveted a Section D, called me. After a quick ‘Google’ of his name I hightailed it from University in Scotland to go see him. I fell in love with him and a deal was struck. What I didn’t realize was what a following he already had. In our first season I felt like I was in the company of a celebrity, Judge knows far more people than I do!
Since our first season in 2009 Judge and I have qualified for Royal International and HOYS several times.
This year Judge has had a fairly light season. At the Heritage Champs Judge was 3rd in the Semi Final and qualified for Olympia; I was in shock!
He has given me my most memorable rides in the Ring as well as some great results. He is one in a million, always puts a smile on my face and is truly the pony of a lifetime. I can’t wait to ride him at Olympia and know the Party-Animal himself is just as excited.
NPSW would like to wish Millie and Judge the best of luck at Olympia.