EQUESTRIANISM: Abigail’s party to Olympia qualification

Abigail and Jack
Abigail and Jack

Great Gonerby’s Abigail Staff has qualified for the London International Horse Show in December.

Twenty-three-year-old Abigail and her pony Kala Flash Jack finished first in class at the British Show Pony Society Heritage Championship at Arena UK last weekend.

The home-grown combination beat many professional set-ups in the class and will now head to Olympia the week before Christmas.

Abigail’s mother Kate said she was thrilled with the result, after she finished fifth at the Horse of the Year Show the week before. Kate said: “Abigail has had a wonderful year so far. After qualifying for HOYS with two ponies, now the best show of all – Olympia – for the top 40 ponies in the country.”