As part of its exciting new series of classes to be held at its summer championship show, the BSPS announced the ‘GRANGEBANK Stud Awards’ for children competing in lead rein, first pony and cradle stakes classes.
Sashes will be awarded in no less than 40 classes. To be eligible to win a sash, children must be the highest placed of those who did not in 2021 or have not won the same class at the BSPS Summer Championships formerly, have ridden for a professional producer, or been placed in the same class at HOYS or RIHS with the exception of Pretty Poly home produced classes.
Champion and reserves from each section will go forward to ‘The GRANGEBANK Stud Awards Supreme Championship’ judged on the Saturday evening performance. The champion will receive a trophy and flower sash, and medals will be awarded to all riders in the championships.
Malcolm Holland, co-owner of GRANGEBANK Stud, with his granddaughter Renee Holland said, “We are thrilled to sponsor and support these new awards that will encourage and support our youngest riders”.
BSPS chair, Paul Cook said: “We cannot thank the GRANGEBANK Stud enough for these awards which we hope will give our youngest and least experienced riders recognition as they start out on their showing career. It is wonderful that children can have a great experience in showing and enjoy the fun of being at our championship show with their family and friends and these awards are the icing on the cake.”