Scots girl first to retain show jumping title in 51 years
Shaunie Greig, 16, retained her title as Equithème Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year.
A Scottish teenager has become the first show jumper in over half a century to retain an illustrious title.
Shaunie Greig from Clackmannanshire retained her title as Equithème Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year at the Horse of the Year show (HOYS) on Friday.
The 16-year-old and her pony Casino Royale VIII are the first combination to win the prestigious class twice in a row since Nicola Loffett and Kangaroo won 51 years ago.
Showing unstoppable form the schoolgirl completed the jump-off course in a time of 32.22 seconds and finished more than three and a half seconds ahead of runner-up Madison Heat.
Speaking to HOYS Shaunie hailed her "one in a million" pony.
She said: "I didn't really think we were going to do it again, but we managed it.
"I knew he could be as quick as that, though. It was amazing. I got in the arena, and I just thought I am going to give this my all.
"To win it twice in a year is amazing, and I just want to thank everyone who supports me so much. She is a one in a million pony, totally amazing."
The event at the Andrews Bowen International Arena in Birmingham was celebrating the shows 70th anniversary.
Nine combinations made the jump-off from 24 starters in a competition that featured all the members of Great Britain's gold medal-winning European Championship team from earlier this year.