Peony is in Bloom for Soltermann

In a well contested Show Pony class of over 130 entries, Jessica Soltermann and Landemann Peony rode to victory with a clean, classical picture that showed both horse and rider off to best effect.

Chief Virtual Windsor Judge Nigel Hollings said, “This is a beautiful quality pony, you can see by its movement. The jockey is concentrating and looking very smart, no frill with the jockey, no big bunches, and no fancy ribbons. It is just a beautiful picture representing the British Riding Pony and I just love it.”

In second and third place were Annabelle Giles and Kiabe Royal Romance, followed by Catherine Gale’s Newington Tinkerbell. However, Nigel went down to fifth place to find the winner of the Best Turned Out award, which went to Emmy Parkhouse and Jackets Destiny.

Of that entry, Nigel said, “The pony just gleams, the rider is beautifully stunningly turned out. Just look at the quarter marks, the attention to details. It must have taken a lot of work to prepare the animal to go into the ring looking like that. This to me is as near perfection as I have seen for a long time.”

This class was kindly supported by Lafond Browbands, who have provided a bejewelled pony browband to the winner.


1st Place
Landemann Peony
Jessica Soltermann


2nd Place
Kiabe Royal Romance
Annabelle Giles


3rd Place
Newington Tinkerbell
Catherine Gale