Guest post: Knowstone Horse Show by Gilly Davidson (Horse Events UK)

Gilly Davidson, of Horse Events UK, has kindly agreed to share some of her horsey blogs with us from time to time.  We will also be featuring equine dates from Gilly in the magazine in the next issue.  We start off with her reflections on Knowstone Show…

The Knowstone Horse Show & Gymkhana held on the 1st July 2012 was organised by Dulverton West (North Molton) Pony Club which is part of Pony Club Area 15 of the Pony Club.

The week before I found myself in the arena at the Hickstead Derby photographing Paul Beecher as he came down the Derby Bank and yet one of the best things of working on is going out to real grass roots events, you know the ones I mean where everyone has give up their time and cajol their partners and friends into lending a hand and Dulverton West (North Molton) Pony Club are a great example of where it all starts from.

At the helm of Dulverton West and organiser of their Knowstone Horse Show was District Commissioner, Mrs Janet Cummings, plus her team of helpers including Secretary Mrs Gill Elliot who took on commentary duties with Angela Bradshaw, Sharon, Zoe and Sue not to mention not doubt many more who made the show go so efficiently.

With four rings on the go they were all kept very busy.

I am always impressed with the many ways show organisers test their competitors in the Hand Pony Classes and Dulverton West again came up with some novel idea from fishing out a plastic duck with a fishing net to having to walk through a very patriotic flag flapping section under the watchful eye of the Queen!

If you would like to know more about Dulverton West (North Molton) Pony Club and how to join them the you can either contact Gill Elliot on 01398 341258.

To read Gilly’s full blog with images click here.

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