The National Miniature Register Queensland State Championship Show Results
THE tiny champions from around the region heard together to compete in the National Minatures Championships in Cordalba last weekend.
Breeders, trainers, owners and competitors gathered to display their prized miniature horses and ponies.
Retired breeder, trainer, life member of the national miniature registrar and judge Barbara Hill said the weekends event was a great success for the organisers.
“I have been in the industry for 45 -years and working with miniatures for 35 years.
“It’s an industry that is growing and is starting to get more national interest.
“It’s a lot of training leading up to competition.
“We have many rules in our constitution and judges and competitors have high standards for presentation.
“Looking after a miniature is similar to a normal size horse, just smaller in scale.”
Lining up for presentation the miniature ponies and horses stand no taller than 87cm.
The well-groomed animals parade around the area showing judges their best side.
“A perfect example of a top showing pony is Swagman Park Abby: the pony has a great temperament and learns quickly.”
Mr Farrell said his pony is calm and responds well to his commands in the arena.
“We did really well and happy to be taking home the supreme winner,” he said.
ULTIMATE PONY: Mark Farrell with his pony, Swagman Park Abby.