New Zealand Sheland Pony Breeders Society End of Year Awards
Duncree Takes Home Eight Awards
Duncree ponies did very well in the NZSPBS Annual End of Year Awards that were presented at the AGM at the end of May. Duncree Hickory Hannah won Mare of the Year, Best Presented, Best Mannered & Runner Up Best Paced.
Her brother Hakim won Gelding of the Year, Best Paced, Runner Up Best Presented, South Island Pony of the Year & Shetland Pony of the Year.
Their sire Duncree Eclipse (deceased) won Sire of the Year, which was very emotional. I should also mention their dam Llewellyn Holly, a former Shetland Pony of the Year winner.
Even though Hakim & Hannah are brother & sister, their temperament is as different as chalk & cheese. Hannah is very much "here hold my beer", where as Hakim is "what drink on a school night?"
Big thank you to Christina Lewis who did an amazing job showing Hannah and to Vicki Havord & Matt Chisholm who were able show her later in the season.
Special thank you to Vikki Chisholm who helped Dad & Mum on the mornings we had a show.
Our Shetlands In Action
Duncree Salem 976NZ
Shown by Christina Lewis
This was Salem's first show season & Christina has done a tremendous job with him. Salem won Champion Shetland Gelding at the Canterbury Horse & Pony Breeders Show
Duncree Fire Fly 978NZ
Fly had her second season out & did very well. Affectionately known as Her Royal Flyness she took out Champion Mare & Supreme of Ring One at the NZSPBS South Island Breed Show
Duncree Hickory Hakim 847NZ
Hakim backing through the ditch at the Horse Adventure Park in West Melton