It's important to choose ponies of local origin; says fell pony
breeder Roger Cartwright, who provides a conservation grazing service on the Lancashire border.
The other Fell in the supreme line-up was Lunesdale Warrior Queen, a fell pony
from Cumbria, ably ridden by Anna Metcalf.
These extremely-rare twin fell pony
foals canter side by side, ears eagerly forward and stubby tails flying, under the watchful eye of their glossy black mother and surrounded by the hills of Cumbria which are their natural home.
Donations if desired to Fell Pony
Society, Ion House, Great Asby, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6HD or Sheltland Pony Society, Shetland House, 22 York Place, Perth, PH2 8EH.
The six youngsters, known as The Grove Hill Litter Busters, won the Gazette's Young Community Champions title last year and have been invited to a Fell Pony
Breeding Centre in the Lake District for the day and to visit, tour and have lunch on board a ferry - courtesy of DFDS Sailing company.
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.