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TORQUAY-based Amelia Lock­hart, 10, posted a first HOYS win for her fam­ily, head­ing the first rid­dens with Jacky New­bery’s charm­ing Dart­moor Ne­woak Designer Edi­tion, who then stood re­serve.

The pony — also 10 — is pro­duced at home by Amelia’s sis­ter Kirsty, who works full time for Tor­bay chil­dren’s ser­vices.

“Try­ing to pro­duce a pony for HOYS around my job is a chal­lenge, es­pe­cially in the darker evenings,” said Kirsty. “Thank­fully, all the fam­ily chip in to help.

“My sis­ter Shaunna and I used to ride as chil­dren, and this is Amelia and “Dezzy’s” sixth time here. We’ve had lots of plac­ings, but we didn’t ex­pect to win this time as it’s Amelia’s first sea­son off the lead.”

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