Mil­lie achieves her dream

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FARMING - BY ANNABEL SALL

Aberdeen rider Mil­lie Law­son had a suc­cess­ful de­but at the Horse of the Year Show.

The 11-year-old Cults Acad­emy pupil fin­ished fifth out of 18 in the 128cm cham­pi­onship com­pet­ing on her pony Pri­est­wood Hardy, known as Hary.

The 16-year-old 12.2hh Welsh Sec­tion B geld­ing was bought in Caith­ness for £400 two years ago and has now se­cured his place at the 128cm Grand Prix at Olympia In­ter­na­tional Horse Show and Liver­pool In­ter­na­tional.

The com­bi­na­tion jumped a clear over the 1m15 track to be only one of six to make the jumpoff. With de­ter­mi­na­tion around the timed track, Hary tipped the planks to end with four faults to fin­ish fifth, the only rider from Scot­land to be placed.

Mil­lie said: “It has al­ways been my dream to com­pete at the Horse of the Year Show and I can’t be­lieve how well Hary coped with the huge crowds and ex­cite­ment.”

Mil­lie and Hary in ac­tion at the Horse of the Year Show

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