Every year the Shetland Pony Breeders of Shetland host The Viking Shetland Pony Show in Lerwick.
I went off this morning armed with my camera to the Show.
How many horse shows have this for a view? Perfect.
Anywho, the first ponies to grab my eye/camera were Fivla, Charlie and Andy in the ridden ring. They were very happy with their young jockeys who were doing very well. So proud (sniff).
Then I pottered about generally taking photos of ponies that grabbed me for various reasons. If you know me, you will know I am very keen on whiskers and happy faces…..
…. and anyone snoozing!
My friends were in the ring and doing very well.
There is the serious side to showing.
And the fun side (when no one is watching).
The bit about showing that matters most to me is to say thank you to your pony afterwards. So important.
She deserved her win. A lovely girl.
While I was a-wandering, I came across this gentleman talking to Andy, who was tied, with his friends, around their trailer.
For me, these Shetland ponies are the unsung heroes. They are the real ambassadors for the breed. So what if they don’t win huge prizes – they are 100% reliable and trustworthy in any situation and I was very proud of Andy. He was a true gentleman. You can’t really ask more of a Shetland pony.
It was a good day and I saw old friends, met new folk and generally enjoyed myself.