Emma and David Wallace have been celebrating another success for their Anchor Herd of Exmoor ponies having been awarded the ‘Exmoor Breeder of the Year’ at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).
This prestigious award is the latest in a long line of successes for the Wallace family whose Exmoor ponies have, in the past 12 months, also been awarded Foal Show Supreme Champion with Anchor Icicle; Cheshire County Show, Great Yorkshire Show Championships and Exford Show Supreme Champion with Anchor Champagne.
Commenting on the success, Emma Wallace says, “What an amazing season it has also been for Anchor Fairytale: from qualifying for The Horse of the Year Show* as a five-year-old having been bred on the hill to jumping at the Horse of the year show in the mountain and moorland working hunter class against all our other native breeds, winning at the National Pony Society Championship show and Lincoln and then getting her flat ticket at the Breed show.
“We would like to thank Pam Brown for everything and wish her the very best of luck at HOYS. Thanks also go to Kellythorpe Stud and Lisha Leeman for sponsoring such a super award.”
Emma continues: “On the moor we are preparing for the annual gather and weaning of the Anchor herd prodgeny at the end of the month and we are excited to see what foals we have.”
“We hope several will continue to promote the breed by competing nationally like Fairytale and Champagne have, before returning to the hill to breed and ensure all our rare bloodlines are carried forward to keep the genetic base of this rare and unique breed healthy into the future.”
*After Emma was interviewed it wasannounced that Fairytale was the highest placed Exmoor Pony in both classes at the Horse of the Year Show so best of breed in both classes!