The Anchor herd took 7 ponies from a brood mare and foal to a young newly registered stallion. The previous few days had seen great excitement on the farm with nearly 70 visitors arriving for our open day, discussion and walk onto the hill to see the very obliging moor ponies who were just through the gate on Ashwayside.

We had an amazing show day which started with a win. Best moor bred and Best owner bred for our 7 year old mare Anchor Champagne.

She continued her winning ways in the Stallion progeny class and was Mare Champion and Champion Moor bred pony of show.

The broodmare Anchor Earthworm who had returned from freeliving last year in preparation to handle her foal was 2nd as was Anchor Jaffa Cake her colt foal by Waltergay Nightingale again both were top moor bred ponies.

Our Youngstock behaved very well and showed them selves brilliantly abley handled by David and the children-sadly Andrew Hagley missed the show due to a bug.

Anchor Gingerale last years Youngstock Champion was 2nd to a lovely filly in the 3 year old class but again highest moorbred pony.

Anchor Honeymead won a strong 2 Year old class ,he is out of a herd favourite Anchor Syrup (she was found cast in a large divert on the hill last summer and saved by Andrew

Hagleys ability to right her by slinging her up till she got her balance-she walked away none the worse for wear!)By Anchor Bourneville.

We are very excited by this young stallion as he is a splitting image of his grand sire Anchor Icecream who sired a number of our very best ponies before he died young.

Our yearling Filly Anchor Icicle behaved well and showed her self superbly to be given the nod in the yearling class.

Anchor Honeymead was Reserve Youngstock Champion and Champion Moor bred Youngster.

Anchor Gumdrop joined our ponies to clinche the Stallion Progeny group win.

Fabulous day! Thank you to all who organise such a wonderful annual event which allows us, as breeders ,to showcase our stock and being in the Exmoor Festival Week made it extra special as ponies had come from far and wide to compete and join in the fun.

I must just mention our ridden novice pony who has been produced this season by Pam Brown -Anchor Fairytale went to the National Pony Society Championships at Malvern and won the Picton Novice Ridden Championship and had a 3rd and 5th in her two worker classes-we felt it was too much for her to travel from Lancashire down to the moor after such a busy show but hope she will compete on home ground next season.