Spring Show at Solheim Equestrian, Walls

This morning, at the crack of sparrows (first thing), we left Thordale to go to the Spring Show at Solheim Equestrian, Walls.

Kappi and Taktur were competing and yes, it was raining.

Taktur was going for the experience.  He is a stallion and not used to going out much.  He was a bit shouty to start with but calmed down as the day progressed.  All the classes were mixed. Mares, geldings and stallions together.

Taktur was in the second class – In Hand, any other breed (The Show Register (TSR) Qualifier).


He won the class.

There were five in-hand classes – In hand riding pony/hunter pony type, any other breed, registered mountain and moorland Shetland pony, small pony and large pony.

Then it was the Overall In hand Championship.

Taktur won Overall Reserve Champion.

The day progressed in a soggy fashion with many more classes – all ridden.

The rain it did rain.

Our last class was Best Ridden, Any other breed.  Daisy was riding Kappi and Bjørn Roar Larsen rode Taktur.

Bjørn and Taktur came 1st.

Daisy and Kappi were 3rd.

I think it rained the whole day solidly.

The rosettes are now drying on the Rayburn as well as my camera and all our clothes.

It was a good day. I was very proud of everyone.  They all did very well.

20 thoughts on “Spring Show at Solheim Equestrian, Walls

  1. Rebeccca A Final

    What a wonderful (albeit rainy) day you had! Taktur really is quite stunning. Well done to you all.

  2. Margaret Robinson

    Well Done – everyone! It’s takes a good group to stand-by and watch anything when it’s pouring rain. MMR

  3. Celeste Nossiter

    Whohoo, that’s my boy! Congratulations, that is so fantastic, all his wins! Wow! I love Taktur. Maybe someday I will come to Shetland (again) and meet him! Also glad Daisy did well, she looks terrific in her competition clothes, even in the rain.

  4. Elaine

    For a horse that was “going for the experience,” he outdid himself. Nice photos, even in the rain.

  5. diane in northern wisconsin, US

    Congratulations you did so well! You must be feeling great about it all! So sorry it was all in the rain….but you did great in spite of the weather. Glad to hear you’re drying off and warming up now.
    So happy for all of you!

  6. Kris

    To me, Taktur has no competition. He’s gorgeous and moves well. And congratulations to Daisey and Kappi. They make a smart pair.

    You must be very proud and thankful for all your blessings. May they continue.

  7. Rebecca from Australia

    Hi and hearty congratulations to you all. I think you are champions just for staying out in the weather, let alone all the equestrian stuff!

  8. Dee

    So pleased the day went well ! Poor Daisy – you look pretty pee’d off there ! Please come back to us and ride Ben – his canter needs work and our backs are bad . LOL

  9. Terri

    Hooray to Thordale and Bergli Stud! Congrats to Bjørn and Daisy! You all did very well, especially in inclement weather (bravo to anyone who showed up). I noticed “equine therapy” on some of the ribbons — did Shetland Equine Therapy sponsor the event? (I’ve recently become aware of equine therapy here in Oregon.)


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