Trewen Junior School pupil, eight year old Soffia Cynwyl has won a £1000 prize in the Showing Journal magazine. As part of her superb win, she spent a day with leading show riders and producers – Katy Carter and Penny Hollings in Stoke on Trent.

On arrival, Soffia and her favourite Shetland pony Jeni, were introduced to the experts – Katy who gave her a product demonstration and make – over, grooms Stacey and Jamie who trimmed the pony, representatives from TopSpec feeds who gave nutritional advice and Sarah Turnbull of Supreme Products who offered help and advice with showing products and make-up for the ring.

‘ I really enjoyed it and Jeni was such a good girl. The best bit was the lesson and now I’m happy to go off the lead in the show ring,’ said a delighted Soffia. ‘ It was a very long way to go and a 4am start but really worth it and mum enjoyed it too. I’m very grateful to everyone who made the day so lovely for me!’

After a super lesson, Soffia, a Tivyside Pony Club member, returned home with a whole new showing outfit, a Fylde bridle, TopSpec vouchers, a huge hamper of Supreme Products and a free subscription to the Showing Journal magazine for a whole year.