Pony Triumphs at RDA Championships
Saturday 19 July, ILPH Remus and young Scott Whittington Simpson
of Holme Lacy RDA Group, Herefordshire, became national RDA Junior
Horse/Pony and Rider 'Walk in the Country 'champions at the RDA
Championships at Hartbury College, in Glos.
is the first time either pony or rider has qualified for the championships,"
comments Celia Baker from Home Lacy RDA, "and we are absolutely
thrilled that they won. Scott did marvelously and Remus didn't put
a foot wrong, he is a real christian."
Through the gate at RDA show
Remus, a 13 hh 14 year old grey Welsh cross gelding came into ILPH
Glenda Spooner in 1996 and after coming back from loan in 2001 went
to the Holme Hale RDA group in July that year.
Obstacles at the RDA Show
started riding Remus once a fortnight last September with a group
of youngsters from Blackmarston Special School in Hereford. Scott's
instructor Jackie Childs says, "I noticed early on that Scott
was a natural horseman and after discussion with his parents arranged
for him to come for weekly private lessons. Remus is a very reliable
pony, who listened to Scott and took his young rider through all
the obstacles in the ring as if he had been doing it all his life.
Outside the ring, where there were huge open spaces Remus was a
paragon of virtue, and behaved impeccably - he's a real credit to