Sandpiper Sings for his Supper

The BSPS Ridden Mountain and Moorland Championship
Katie Marriott Payne riding CADLANVALLEY SANDPIPER – Welsh SecB

The 12 native pony breeds represented made a spectacular site in the Olympia arena, but it was an overwhelmed Katy Marriott-Payne who won the BSPS Heritage Mountain & Moorland Olympic Ridden Championship, sponsored by Robert LeMieux, for the second year running, this time with a palomino Welsh Section B pony, Cadlanvalley Sandpiper, bred by Mr & Mrs Davies by Eyarth Troy.

‘This pony gets under my skin, which is why I’m so emotional,’ explained Katy. ‘This is his seventh time at Olympia and we nearly gave him a winter break, but the bigger the occasion, the better he goes.’

Rebecca Penny was reserve champion with Lynnuck the Snowman, a Welsh Section C by Caerneuadd Hywel, owned and bred by Lynne Scott.


1 Katy Marriott-Payne’s Cadlanvalley Sandpiper (Best of Breed, Welsh Section B)

2 Lynne Scott’s Lynuck the Snowman (ridden by Rebecca Penny, Best of Breed, Welsh Section C)

3 Sandra Burton’s Banks Timber (Best of Breed, Connemara)

4 Bethan Simons’ Ballynacoy Prince (Best of Breed, Welsh Section D)

5 Mrs J Pennell’s Nipna Flora (Tayla Lewis, Best of Breed, Dales)

6 Heidi Bennett’s Glebedale Jonny Depp (Samantha Roberts)

7 The Countess of Shrewsbury’s Chetwynd Jasper (Gemma Pallet, Best in Breed, Welsh Section A)

8 Martin Wood’s Swchyrhafod Brenin (Michaela Wood)

9 Maureen Richardson’s Dunkery Wigeon (Hayley Reynolds, Best in Breed, Exmoor)

10 Mrs G Simpson’s Wortley Golcar Lily (Aimee Devane)

Other Best in Breeds:

Dartmoor: Miss L A Calcutt’s Shilstone Rocks North Westerly (Chloe Chubb)

Shetland: Margaret Summer’s Briar Snowman (Grace Litherland)

Highland: Aileen Curle’s Harris of Mendick (Brian Williams)

Fell: Jonathan Stevens’s Wildhoeve Okidoki

New Forest: Maddison Bishop-Peck’s Hollybrooke Duke