Woodview Shangri-La is Victorious in The Price Family Mini Show Pony of the Year Championship at HOYS

Katrina Kozersky’s British Riding Pony, Woodview Shangri-La and daughter Alina Kozersky were picture-perfect from start to finish in The Price Family Mini Show Pony of the Year Championship at HOYS.

After taking the First Ridden title, they went one better to secure the overall Championship. 

The Champion title was a particularly poignant win for Black Country Saddles sponsored rider and producer Katy Carter who originally bought Woodview Shangri-La as a three-year-old and broke her in.

The mare has been with other children before coming to Katrina two seasons ago for 10-year-old Alina to ride. She came back to Katy’s yard in June where Katy continues to produce her.

Said Katy: “We love having her back on the yard. She’s an absolute sweetheart… she was faultless in the arena.

An easy pony to do, Katy explained how they just “ticked her over with a light bit of work” together with plenty of “time in the field” in preparation for HOYS.

Slightly lost for words, Alina’s delighted mum Katrina said: “What a result. She’s a true child’s pony.”

The Price Family Lead Rein Pony of the Year gives children under the age of seven the opportunity to ride in a competitive environment, while The Price Family First Ridden Pony of the Year gives riders under the age of 10 their first chance at riding in the ring by themselves. First and second place from each go forward to the Championship.

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