IT was a British Dressage Winter Championships to remember for Vikki Pengilly and Natasha Rumble in the PetPlan Equine Area Festival Championships at Hartpury College.
Vikki secured the Advanced Medium Silver Championships with Zion E while Natasha was triumphant in the Elementary Bronze section on Westcroft Dragonfly.
Now 13, Zion E is a son of De Niro x Jazz and Vikki started riding him 18-months ago.
Said 29-year-old Vikki from Cardiff: “He had his ears pricked throughout the whole test but he was certainly on his toes and the judges certainly liked it.
“He can be cheeky but thankfully it’s amazing what he will do for a Polo or two and during the presentation we kept him busy eating the mints.”
Nine-year-old Westcroft Dragonfly is a Voice x Ferro gelding.
Their win was a fantastic birthday present for Natasha, who had her twentieth birthday during the show.
Said Natasha: “It’s been a brilliant experience, and I look forward to building on this success as the season continues.
“There is so much to look forward to and I can’t wait to take up further challenges.”
Both horses are fed on a TopSpec feed regime of Comprehensive Balancer, TopChop Sport and UlsaKind Cubes.