Emma James’s Glenmore Gwennic came in first in Class 5, The NAF Working Hunter Pony, despite fierce competition from well-known showing legends.
In third place, Penny Ryder’s Young Dragonara was described by Judged Nigel Hollings as “A legend. Possibly one of the most versatile ponies I have ever had the pleasure to judge or watch.” Commentator Nick Brooks-Ward agreed, adding, “I would say THE most successful and THE highest Supreme Champion Working Hunter Pony of them all.”
The appearance of such an entry at Virtual Windsor should make the achievement of second place for Gabrielle Enright’s Ardfry Remy even more special. The “grey that can jump for fun” impressed the judge with their “true worker type” in a photo taken at Dublin, where Nigel added, “Horses really have to perform.”
However neither came close to the winning entry, where Emma James’s “total confidence” showed off Glenmore Gwennic’s native type to its best advantage, leaving Nigel remarking, “It just captures it all for me.”