A well-known show mare topped a cracking entry of 60 in-hand Highland ponies females entered for the breed society's virtual show, to win the supreme overall.

Show stopper at this event which was judged over four weeks on a basis of photographs and videos sent in from breeders and enthusiasts throughout the country was Perthshire breeder, Kim Stretch's Silver Rose of Roisbheinn.

Bred by Alison Blackburn, this six-year-old which Kim has owned since she was just six months old, is sired by Willie Simpson's award winning Chapelhill Earl, a stallion that was supreme champion a the Highland in 2014.

Adding to the celebrations is the fact that Rose is out of Beauty of Sma Glen, a pony bred by Kim's mother some 16 years ago.

Reserve supreme from a bumper show of in-hand male and females, ridden, working hunter ponies, driving, working harness and young handler classes which included entries from as far afield as Germany and New Zealand, was a young colt from HM The Queen's Balmoral stud from Ballater.

Balmoral Sport, a two-year-old first won the junior title, male championship and then the reserve overall. Backed by home-bred genetics this youngster which is attended to by Sylvia Ormiston is by Balmoral Hercules and bred from Balmoral Melody.

The Balmoral stud also won the nurser novice under saddle with Balmoral Mayfly, ridden by Kimberley Watson, which went on be reserve overall ridden, while the championship in this section was presented to Mrs Elizabeth Etchell's Dunedin Maurice.

LEADING awards

Female champion and supreme overall – Ms Kim Stretch's Silver Rose of Roisbheinn.

Reserve female – Ms Joanna McCornack's Rynuan Highland Lass by Ulleam of Croila out of Tower Rambling.

Male champion and reserve overall – Her Majesty the Queen's Balmoral Sport, by Balmoral Hercules, out of Balmoral Melody.

Reserve male – Mrs Elizabeth Etchells' Dunedin Maurice, by Dunedin Marksman out of Dunedin Fairisle

Youngstock champion – Her Majesty the Queen's Balmoral Sport

Reserve youngstock – Mrs Shirley Clarke's Kershope Breagh, by Glenbanchor Gillibrighde out of Bethoc of Conway

Ridden champion – Dunedin Maurice

Reserve ridden – Balmoral Mayfly

WHP champion – Dunedin Maurice

Reserve WHP – Mrs E and Miss TA Wener's Balleroy Ruraidh, by Lyncrest’s Rhodri out of Whitefield Lady Di

Driving champion – Paul and Christine Bassett's Staffin Peigi of Castle Green, by Langsett Tearlach out of Lismore of Carrick

Reserve driving – Mrs Elinor Steven's Glenbanchor Somerled, by Moss-side Iain Mor out of Glenbanchor Lady Fiona