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!
Townend Candyman – 8 year old Fell gelding
Sire: Heltondale Bozo Boy
Dam: Townend Candy
Charlie is jointly owned by Alex and Lynette Bates and Alex rode him to qualify at Kent County Show. This is Alex’s qualifying story…
This season Charlie and I have been very fortunate to have qualified for the RIHS Intermediate young riders, the RIHS open, HOYS and Olympia.
The day Charlie was pulled forward as champion and qualified for Olympia is a memory that I will cherish forever. Charlie is a right character and never fails to make me smile.
Together we have been on an emotional roller coaster which thankfully hasn’t yet come to an end. We have had heart breaking lows but we’ve also had extreme highs my most memorable ones have been qualifying for Olympia direct and winning the intermediate young riders at RIHS 2013.
Charlie really is a pony in a million.
NPSW would like to wish Alex and Charlie the best of luck at Olympia.