THE Tytherleigh Horse and Pony Show was held for the first time at the show field on the A30 between Chard and Crewkerne by the kind permission of the landowner Andrew Whitehouse.

The organising ommittee would like to thank all the sponsors for their generosity this year, for this great support.

Many local riders and some from as far afield as Bridgwater, attended the Tytherleigh show and gymkhana on June 27.

The weather was fine and all the classes were well supported and many comments followed from competitors of how knowledgeable the judges were and how well-run the show was.

■ Ring 1 Classes 1-5 Judged by Mr Nigel Legg: Novice Hunter won by Connie Shadbolt on Harry Winston and Open Hunter by Julie Bright on Basil.

■ Hunter Championship for Classes 1 & 2. Champion went to Harry Winston ridden by Julie Bright with Reserve Champion Mr Monty ridden by Sophie Benger.

■ Championship Class For 1st and 2nd prize winners in classes 1-5, Champion Paddie ridden by Judy Eite and Reserve Champion Harry Winston ridden by Connie Shadbolt.

■ Classes 6 to 9 Working Hunter pony Classes judged by Averill Jackson: Working Hunter Pony over 13hh no exceeding 14hh fences 1'6" won by Singmore Tamaras ridden by Chloe Reynolds.

■ Working Hunter Pony over 13hh no exceeding 14hh fences 2'3" won by Pixie ridden by Fred Ransford.

■ Working Open Hunter Poney fences 2’6” won by Winston Ragged Robin ridden by Layla Felgate.

■ Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Pony not exceeding 15hh over fences 1'6" won by Haida Paprika ridden by Anne Robertson.

■ The Hutchings Challenge Cup, awarded to the Best Pony was won by Winston Ragged Robin ridden by Layla Felgate and Reserve Champion Singmore Tamaras ridden by Chloe Reynolds.

■ Ring 2 BSJA Affiliated Show Jumping, judged by Mrs Wendy Spiller, started with Jane Gregory riding Connor first winning the Senior 1.05m Open followed by a win on her other horse, Redlight, in the 1.10m National Amateur Championship Qualifier - 1st Round culminating in another win on the Tri-Zone Senior Newcomers on Conner.

■ The 1.15m Open won by Victoria Hawkins on Sky II and 1.20m National Amateur Championship Qualifier - 1st Round won by Kate Ellison on Tormoukin and then riding Master Fin won the Horse and Hound Foxhunter/1.20m open.

■ Ring 3 Unaffiliated Show Jumping, judged Mrs Lisa Keen, started with Leading Rein Jumping at 1'6" height won by Lucy Francis riding Francis Peggy.

■ The Show Jumping Fences 1'6" won by Joanna Bishop on Miss Molly.

■ The Show Jumping Fences 1’9” won by A. Hood on Dipford Riverdance. The 2'0" won by Ben Godfrey on Prince. The 2'3" won by Emily Rawlinson Mister Minstrel. The 2'6" won by Esme Dimenton Cinnamon. The 2'9" and 3'0" both won by Gemma Down on Sun Salvador.

■ Ring 4, judged by Liz Slade, saw the Best Turned Out class won by Bankswood Tarragon ridden by Liam Trott.

■ Local Ridden Show Club was won by Erimus Talk of the Town ridden by C. Hood.

■ Veteran Horse or Pony class was won by Pasha ridden by Sarah Johnson.

■ Continuing in the early afternoon, judged by Christine Hopcroft, was the Ridden Mountain and Moorland class won by Haida Paprika ridden by Anne Robertson. The Best Thelwell Lookalike in these classes was won by William ridden by Lauryn Turner.

■ The Child’s Leading Rein Pony class was won by Tilly ridden by Molly Diment. The Child’s Open First Pony was won by Fontmell Baloo ridden by Gemma Gilbert.

■ Best Rider Judged from the classes in Ring 4 was Gemma Gilbert on Fontmell Babo.

■ Ring 5 saw the Clear Round Jumping which ran until early afternoon with the judge, Ian Evans, kept busy all morning. The fancy dress mounted on horse back attracted several entrants was won by a joint entry from Archie and Mary Woollacott with Two Packs of Cards.

The Gymkhana was popular again with the children enjoying all the races. The overall winner with the most points accumulated was, Amy Miller on Smitty taking the Gymkhana Cup and the runnerup was Ellie Shoesmith on Belladonna taking the runners-up cup.

This year part of the proceeds will be divided between two charities — St Margaret's Somerset Hospice and REGAIN, the Trust for Sports Tetraplegics.

Organisers would like to thank members of the Cotley Hunt who kindly followed class five with a parade of the Cotley Hounds.

■ Chard Show takes place this weekend at Higher Purtington Showfield, Cricket St Thomas.