In full flight: tiny pony and rider take mighty mountain leap

  • This tiny pony and rider confirmed their nice partnership as they took flight on high of a mountain whereas following bloodhounds.

    9-year-old Sienna Curphey and 12hh Conrhenny Alice Springz flew the financial institution on the Isle of Man on Saturday (4 February).

    Mum Cheryl Curphey instructed H&H her eldest daughter and the regionally bred 14-year-old pocket rocket have been collectively for years, and accomplished every part collectively.

    “She’s a superb pony,” she mentioned. “They do every part; hopefully in summer time they’ll be doing the world horse trials, and my six-year-old daughter rides Alice too.”

    Sienna is a member of the Isle of Man department of the Pony Membership, and he or she and Alice are continuously out with the Isle of Man Bloodhounds drag hunt. Saturday’s meet was at Triskelion Polo Membership, however took within the steep slopes across the village.

    “We went up the mountain and it’s fairly flat on the high,” mentioned Cheryl, who was readily available to see her daughter and Alice’s flyer. “It was a little bit wall and financial institution; I feel she banked it and obtained all 4 toes off the bottom. The view was superb; the image was simply caught by one of many ladies following, and we joked that Alice appears like a broomstick together with her tail in all places!”

    Cheryl is chief teacher on the Pony Membership department and has evented to three-star stage; Sienna had ridden earlier than she was born, as Cheryl rode until she was eight months’ pregnant, then was again within the saddle on her personal as quickly as she may stroll.

    “She had a good time on Saturday, however I feel she was exhausted by the top as they coated 10 miles!” Cheryl mentioned. “She’s one of many littlest to exit however they’d some fabulous strains.

    “I don’t assume Alice will ever go wherever; I’ve obtained a three-year-old daughter too so I hope she’s going to experience her in the future. She’s a personality and is usually a bit cheeky however she is such pony.”

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