Showjumper Lewis, 5, top of the class on Suffolk Show debut

Lewis Cousins of Lt Downham riding at Suffolk Show

Five-year-old Lewis Cousins rode Annadale Line of Fire, owned by mother Christina and father Kevin, to victory on his Suffolk Show debut. - Credit: Gary Malkin

Five-year-old Lewis Cousins had a debut to remember as he claimed top spot at this year’s Suffolk Show. 

Lewis, of Little Downham, rode Annadale Line of Fire in the ‘lead rein pony of hunter type’ class on May 31, owned by father Kevin Cousins and mother Christina Gillett. 

The class involved walking and trotting around the show ring, stepping over poles and standing stationary between hay bales before moving off. 

Lewis Cousins of Lt Downham at Suffolk show

Five-year-old Lewis Cousins rode Annadale Line of Fire, owned by mother Christina and father Kevin, to victory on his Suffolk Show debut. - Credit: Gary Malkin

Out of eight ponies, Lewis topped the class at the two-day event. 

He will now look ahead to the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham between October 5-9, having already qualified for the Royal International Horse Show in Hickstead next month. 

Lewis Cousins of Lt Downham at Suffolk show

Five-year-old Lewis Cousins rode Annadale Line of Fire, owned by mother Christina and father Kevin, to victory on his Suffolk Show debut. - Credit: Gary Malkin

Lewis Cousins of Lt Downham at Suffolk Show

Five-year-old Lewis Cousins rode Annadale Line of Fire, owned by mother Christina and father Kevin, to victory on his Suffolk Show debut. - Credit: Gary Malkin

Seven-year-old Harry Judge, who rode Thistledown Snowfall trained by Kevin and Christina, took third place in the same hunter type class as Lewis. 

Thurlow Nunn Standen of Littleport also won an award for best agriculture dealer or contractor stand exhibiting machinery or implements. 

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Lewis Cousins of Little Downham at Suffolk Show

Five-year-old Lewis Cousins rode Annadale Line of Fire, owned by mother Christina and father Kevin, to victory on his Suffolk Show debut. - Credit: Gary Malkin

Massey Ferguson 8S205 tractor at Suffolk Show

Thurlow Nunn Standen of Littleport gave its Platinum Massey Ferguson 8S205 tractor a public debut at the Suffolk Show. - Credit: Gary Malkin

Thurlow Nunn Standen of Littleport at Suffolk Show

Thurlow Nunn Standen of Littleport gave its Platinum Massey Ferguson 8S205 tractor a public debut at the Suffolk Show. - Credit: Gary Malkin