NPSW Advent Calendar – 18th December

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!

Menai Celtic Hero – 5 year old, Welsh C gelding

Sire: Menai Cadernid
Dam: Menai Lady Conspicuious

2013 Results:

  • 3rd in Picton final @ NPS Champs
  • M&M Champion & Silver Medal winner at Cumberland County Show
  • Reserve Supreme @ NPS Area 1b
  • Champion Young Pony @ Hexham Native Pony Show
  • 1st at Westmorland County.
  • Winner of two Olympia qualifying classes
  • Qualified for Olympia at the Heritage Championships

Celtic Hero is owned by Irene Gawith and ridden by Alex Robinson.  This is Alex’s qualifying story…

I qualified Celtic Hero for Olympia at the Heritage Champs this October. He is only a 5year old and this will be his first major championship after a successful first open season, winning numerous open tricolours and narrowly missing out on a HOYS ticket.

He was bought as a foal from Peter Jones of Menai Stud and broken last year by Julie Robinson, nr Killington, Lancs and ridden by myself. He has had a fabulous 1st show season under saddle qualifying for the Picton at his 1st attempt where he was 3rd. He was overall M&M champion at Cumberland County winning the NPS silver medal. Res Supreme BSPS Area1b ,champion young pony Hexham Native Show and winning at Westmorland County. He won 2 1st semi-finals for Olympia and Qualified at the Heritage Champs. Also 2nd in the restricted at Heritage champs followed by 2 seconds at his pre Olympia outings.

NPSW would like to wish Irene, Alex and Celtic Hero the best of luck at Olympia. If you’d like to follow our live blogging service – sign up here!

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