The Na­tional Minia­ture Reg­is­ter Queens­land State Cham­pi­onship Show Re­sults

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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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON BIT160416PONY01

UL­TI­MATE PONY: Mark Far­rell with his pony, Swag­man Park Abby.

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