Small start to a big day

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AgFest 2019 was off to a jumping start on Thursday with an impressive display of miniature ponies, showing off their horsemanship at the Equine Expo.

The ponies were the opening act to a star-studded day for horse lovers.

Barney was particularly impressive, although off to a rocky start with the arena commentator describing his first jumps as “doing demolition”. Despite the rough beginning, he was crowned champion among the ponies and won the highly competitive ‘jump-off’.

The Expo put on a star-studded day for equine enthusiasts. Demonstrations from renowned horseman Adam Sutton and masterclasses by Olympic silver-medallist Megan Jones were highlights of the day.

This year’s Equine Expo has shows to impress professional riders and intrigued observers alike.