Hot Fuss and rider Laura Oughton-Auker are heading for Olympia.

EQUESTRIANISM: A North Wootton rider and her veteran pony are heading to the prestigious Olympia Horse Show.

Hot Fuss and Laura Oughton-Auker beat top show horses and producers to the much sought after ticket for the December date after enjoying success at the Suffolk Show.

The 32-year-old former North Runcton Riding School pony won his class then went champion to claim the ticket.

He then qualified for the light horse supreme award, which saw him standing alongside the county show champions.

Hot Fuss went head-to-head with the heavy horse winner for the title of Supreme Champion and it was the West Norfolk pony that emerged triumphant.

Laura’s mum Karen Oughton said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed.

“To beat the top show horses and producers is a dream come true. 

“Hot Fuss and Laura were competing in the senior showing and dressage league class.

“This society is for horses/ ponies 15 years and over and he also won the Worshipful Company Of Farriers award for having the best shod feet.

“This is the second time he has been judged for this and won both times.”

The award will be passed on to Ollie Riddout, who is Hot Fuss’ farrier. 

As always, loyal companion Ernie was at the show and will be going to Olympia with his best buddy.

“We have been told we have made history as a pony of his age has never gone supreme in a county show before and he was again the oldest at the show,” added Mrs Oughton.

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