Peeblesshire pony Su wins rehomed horse award

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A Peebleshire pony has scooped one of three major awards in the World Horse Welfare organisation’s annual Rehomed Horse of the Year Awards.

Not only has the pony, Su, been a loyal friend to the Carson family, but she has also provided 16 years of service to the Tweeddale Riding for the Disabled group.

Su was crowned winner of the ‘Biggest Achievement’ category in the awards thanks to her long service with Riding for the Disabled (RDA) and as a family pony with her Borders rehomer, Katherine.

Olympic eventer and World Horse Welfare Patron, Pippa Funnell, judged the category which asked rehomers to submit an entry describing their equine’s achievements and Pippa put Su in top spot thanks to her role as a brilliant Pony Club pony with Katherine’s daughter, Maggie and then her 16 years of service with the Tweeddale RDA group.

Katherine rehomed Su from World Horse Welfare’s Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre as a pony for Maggie, more than 17 years ago when they saw her on the TV programme, Pet Rescue.

Katherine said: “Su’s been an invaluable member of the team with Tweeddale RDA Group; the smaller riders adore her and she gives them a fun and exciting ride.”