A Pembrokeshire teenager achieved every pony mad girl’s dream when she won the Underwood 133cm Working Hunter Pony Class at this year’s Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham NEC.

Riding her pony Crabbswood Nutmeg (Nutty), 14-year-old Bea Meyrick fended off competiton from 19 other top ponies in the country who had also qualified for the prestigious event.

It was the perfect end to a fantastic season for Bea and Nutty who won the first HOYS qualifier in the UK at the BSPS Winter Championships, won the last qualifier at the BSPS Welsh Championships and then won the class at HOYS. Bea’s other big wins this year include the Lord Levehulme Gold Cup at Cheshire County and when recently representing Wales she not only won her height section but went on to be Intercountry Overall Champion.

Bea is a keen member of the South Pembs Pony Club and has represented the club locally and nationally in eventing, dressage and tetrathlon.

Two other members of the victorious Welsh team also had a good HOYS, Danielle Gardham finished just out of the placings and Jenny Yates from Carmarthen finished sixth.

Pictures: Event Photographer.