King’s Ely rider rises to the challenge at Pony of the Year Show 2018

Adele Shaw, 12, a student at Kings Ely Junior, was the only competitor from a field of 68 riders to

Adele Shaw, 12, a student at Kings Ely Junior, was the only competitor from a field of 68 riders to go clear in all three rounds with her much-loved pony, Manor Pearl. - Credit: Archant

A talented King’s Ely rider was victorious at this year’s Pony of the Year Show.

The King’s Ely Equestrian Team, of which Adele is an avid member, has and is continuing to enjoy lot

The King’s Ely Equestrian Team, of which Adele is an avid member, has and is continuing to enjoy lots of success this season. - Credit: Archant

Adele Shaw, 12, a student at King’s Ely Junior, was the only competitor from a field of 68 riders to go clear in all three rounds with her much-loved pony, Manor Pearl.

Pony of the Year Show (POYS) took place at Olney Showground in Rugby, Warwickshire, during the Easter holidays.

The qualifiers started on the Friday, which required a double clear round in the main indoor arena.

Adele’s first round started with the full 68 young riders. They had 16 very technical fences to jump, and only 11 riders achieved clear rounds.

Only nine riders made it through to the third jump off round.

Adele and Manor Pearl were the only combination who rode three perfect clear rounds.

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The King’s Ely Equestrian Team, of which Adele is an avid member, has and is continuing to enjoy lots of success this season.