A producer from Little Downham had a successful experience at The Suffolk County Show.

Maintaining its routes as a traditional county show, the event - which was organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association - saw livestock, light horses and heavy horse from around the country competing over two days.

In the light horse classes, the event - which was again held at Trinity Park in Ipswich - saw success for producer Christina Gillett (A producer is someone who prepares horses or ponies for showing and riding.)

The first day saw Lewis Cousins, six-year-old son of Christina, competing in the Mountain & Moreland Lead Rein class for ponies four and over.

Riding Exmoor Mare Badleybridge Ab Fab, owned by M.Haynes and M.Wooderston in the large and competitive class and lead by Christina.

With each rider completing their individual stand show, the judge made her decision and placed Lewis as the class winner.

This meant that he went forward to the championship that included all the class winners from Lead Rein and First Ridden later that morning.

Having waited patiently for the other classes, it was time for the championship and Lewis re-entered the ring to compete against the other class winners and placed second.

With each competitor parading before completing their individual stand shows, it was time for the judge, Mrs EA Nicholls from Gloucestershire, to make her decision.

It was Lewis and Badleybridge Ab Fab that were declared champions. This now meant that they would return the next day to compete in the Suffolk Show Supreme Ridden Championship against all the other ridden class winners.

Later that morning in the RIHS Show Hunter Pony classes, another pony prepared by Christina was in competition.

In the four-years and over class, Westerdale Forget Me Not To - owned by Anne Thornhill (Littleport) and ridden by thirteen year-old Scarlett Doswell (Littleport) - took first place.

Though going on to the breed championship, they were unfortunately not placed.

The second day saw Christina’s partner, Kevin Cousins, showing in the In-hand Skewbald and Piebald classes.

In the BSPA Youngstock class, Kevin was showing the filly Brackenspa Promise owned by Sally Lister.

The judge, Miss L.Pickford, declared Brackenspa Promise the class winners meaning they now progressed to the breed championship where unfortunately she was not placed.

Later in the day, it was the BSPA RIHS Ridden Skewbald and Piebald classes which were well supported.

In the four-years and over under 153cm class, another Little Downham producer was competing.

Riding Hanna Sillitoe’s gelding Shelby’s Peaky Blinder Charlie Baxter was awarded second seeing them through to the breed championship.

Next up, it was the over 153cm class where Christina’s mare Sinfonie ridden by Amy Magnus was competing.

They were placed second meaning they also went to the Championship, winning the class was gelding Sunbeam ridden by Katie Jerram-Hunnable and owned by HM The King.

When all classes were complete is was into the Breed Ridden Championship.

After some deliberation, the judges declared HM The Kings horse, Sunbeam, the champion meaning they were into the Supreme Ridden Championship. Reserve champion went to Christina’s Sinfonie.

Late afternoon was the time young Lewis Cousins had waited all day for - the Suffolk Show Supreme Ridden Championship.

Entering the large ring on his little pony, lead by his mum Christina, they completed a lap of the ring before lining up with the other winners from 26 classes.

These included a hunter, retired racehorse, cob and heavy horse. But, not to be intimidated, they completed their individual stand show in front of the judge before returning to the line.

The judge, Mrs V. Hodgett, took a walk along the line before making her decision.

When the result was announced, the crowd cheered as Lewis and Badleybridge Ab Fab were declared Reserve Supreme Champions, a rare achievement for a lead-reign pony.