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!
Severnvale George – 7 year old Fell Stallion
Sire: Lunesdale Redstart
Dam: Greenholme Leeanne
- 1st & Champion RIHS
- 1st & Champion Olympia Q @ Bath & West
- 1st & Champion RIHS Junior Ridden Q @ NPS Spring Show
- 1st HOYS Q @ The Showing Register Spring
George is jointly owned by Sarah Parker and Ailsa Vines and will be ridden at the final by Ailsa. This is her story…
Going to Olympia is the next exciting chapter in my riding career. Having had major success with plaited ponies all owned and produced by my Mum, I won RIHS 3 times and HOYS for the first time when I was just 14. I then moved on to M&M’s with equally fabulous ponies giving me even more success – 1 RIHS and 2 HOYS wins! However, I narrowly missed out on the Olympia Golden Ticket on numerous occasions.
Working for Sarah Parker (nee Challinor) this season has given me the opportunity to ride many more fantastic ponies including the Welsh Section A Sarum Rembrandt, who won and qualified for Olympia at the BSPS Heritage Champs – my first Olympia ticket!
Excitingly, however, I will be riding George at the final, whom Sarah qualified at Bath and West. George is the first pony I have ever owned myself.
He is a dream to ride and I am thoroughly looking forward to making both of our Olympia debuts.
NPSW would like to wish Sarah, Ailsa and George the best of luck at Olympia. If you’d like to follow our live blogging service – sign up here!