Around two weeks ago I went over to visit the cutest little pair of models, with the most adorable pair of matching ponies and I’m absolutely loving this set of images, of the four of them!
Claudia and Amelia are the very proud owners of their two ponies, Foxy and Alamo.
Ten year old Amelia is the eldest and her pony, Foxy (the darker grey) is also ten. Her showname is Boothsdale Twilight and she was Amelia’s early birthday present, nearly two years ago. The family bought Foxy in the October and by Christmas, they felt something wasn’t entirely right with her. In May, she gave birth to a surprise filly foal, who Amelia aptly named Secret!
In April this year, Foxy came back into work and resumed her position as Amelia’s riding pony. The pair have done everything from dressage, showjumping, arena eventing, cross country and showing, including young handler and mountain and moorland classes. They’ve also joined Pony Club, attended rallies and enjoyed two camps, winning the gymkhana and handy pony together.
Very sadly, Amelia has now hopelessly outgrown Foxy, who will be advertised for sale soon, to teach another young rider the ropes.
Eight year-old Claudia owns Coedballas Alamo, a ten year-old Welsh Section A, who came to the family not long after Foxy. Claudia’s mum says that Alamo has been the perfect first pony, helping his little jockey make the transition from lead-rein to first ridden.
Alamo and Claudia have learnt to jump together and have discovered that this is their favourite pastime. They have also done everything from showing, to jumping, including cradle stakes and cross country. They were crowned best Junior Combination at Pony Club Camp and also won the dressage and showjumping!
Sadly, Alamo is also soon to be outgrown and has already been sold to a lovely family, where he will be continuing his important role as educator, with his new owner. This is the problem with ponies, isn’t it? They don’t grow with their jockeys.
The family have another pony called Sunny, who is going to take over from him, for Claudia. And Amelia has just taken delivery of her new pony, too.
The purpose of our shoot was to mark the end of a chapter, with these two little matching ponies and their very proud, pint-sized owners. And I hope that these photographs do just that. I can’t wait to go back and document them in the next chapter of their story!