The other Fell in the supreme line-up was Lunesdale Warrior Queen, a fell pony
from Cumbria, ably ridden by Anna Metcalf.
It's a lovely sight and one which over centuries has delighted the eyes of Celts, Vikings and even Roman legionnaires far from home, for the tough little fell pony
is one of Britain's oldest breeds.
Cumbrian trialling expert Katy Cropper - the only female winner of BBC TV's One Man and his Dog - will be entertaining the crowds with a working sheep dog display from the back of a Fell pony
The event is held annually on land owned by Fell pony
breeders Bob Charlton and his wife Sarah, who run the Linnel Stud.
Kelso's rider/handler Lucy Mc-Clung rounded off a great season to win M&M double ridden and In Hand Championships with her 12-year-old Fell pony
Bracklin Milly bred by Alistair Smith, a well-known Fell pony
breeder from Stirling.
Out of 10 champions forward for the Supreme, the Reserve Supreme title went toMrs Sara Dowdeswell's five-year-old Fell pony
, Townend Barty, who also picked up the NPS /www.
Former Fell pony
exhibitor Clive Richardson, who set up his Border herd of pedigree Jacob sheep in the mid-1980s, credits his success with his decision to introduce new bloodlines specifically to improve wool quality.
I was delighted to win this supreme trophy because it dates back to 1903 and very special because our friend Mrs A Newall, of the Dene Fell Pony
Stud, has won the trophy the most, 13 times over the years, which makes me very honoured to have won it with my pony.
Chris faced an uphill battle because of a large Highland, Dales, Fell pony
class, which was split in two.
Next season we'll going to a mix of shows and I have a novice Townend Fell pony
to bring out so it will be a balance of local and national shows in 2009.
THE Fell Pony
Society's September gathering was marked by a special President's Day held at Mrs Ailee Newall's Todridge Dene Fell Pony
Stud and Shetland Stud near Great Whittington.
The Fell Pony
Society Performance Trials will be on September 24 from 9am at Linnel (CORR) Wood, near Hexham.