Shannon Captures TopSpec Supreme Pretty Polly Championship

Shannon Meer1Following a nail-biting final, Shannon Meer and Highmead Take A Chance captured the prestigious TopSpec Supreme Pretty Polly Ridden Championship at the North of England Summer Pony Show.

The day started in winning form after 15-year-old Shannon and her 14hh Show Hunter Pony, secured their ticket to HOYS in their class, before going on to win the £1,000 championship.

Just five-years-old, this is the first open season for Highmead Take A Chance, a bay mare that has been with the Staffordshire-based family for two years.

Said Shannon: “We just had a fantastic day, it was brilliant, there were a lot in the championship and I was so surprised when we won, it is a great way to start the summer holidays.

“It was a fantastic class with a lot of good entries, which makes winning even better and I couldn’t have asked for more.

“I just have the one pony at home and we are having a quieter season, and have only been to about five shows, but she has matured into a real superstar.”

The TopSpec Supreme Pretty Polly Ridden Championship is for home-produced ponies and Shannon does all the work with Highmead Take A Chance herself.