Day 6 (Friday) in the ring should be called Funday Friday!! It was a day full of smiles from both competitors and Officials. Competitors were so proud of their horses and ponies, so many pony cuddles and kisses once they had finished their class- it really was beautiful to see! This is what it’s all about- the connection, bond, respect and voiceless language between horse and owner, it’s something words can’t begin to describe!
ANSA, Welsh Mountain Ponies, Australian Stock horse, Children’s ponies and Show jumping had the crowds in awe- as class winners were being presented with their sash the grandstands would cheer them on. Angus was in the ring ready to talk to the winners about their horses and to the judges on what they look for in a breed/type of horse.
The beautiful Lily was over the moon with her win on her horse Rathowen Sounds of Silence in the Child’s Pony Hack. They were awarded Champion Child’s Pony Hack for the 2016 Ekka.
Well it’s sad to say that there is only one more day left of equestrian classes at the 2016 Ekka. Tomorrow is going to be full of action- Pony hacks, Part bred welsh ponies , Australian stock horses and the Show Jumping. Good luck to everyone competing.
Replay Classifieds photographer on duty taking Ekka Equestrian Photos at the 2016 Ekka is Allira Batstone. Allira will be posting a selection of each day’s photos here on our website.