One of the youngest and best bred exhibits in the Highland pony section secured the breed championship at LiveScot for Alvean and Heather Kerr, Sauchrie Mains, Maybole.

The mother and daughter duo of the Tower stud landed the tri-colour with the red rosette winner from the largest class with the yearling filly, Tower Charis. She is sired by Eran of Croila, a stallion bred by the late Cameron Ormiston which also qualified for HOYS having stood reserve ridden champion at the Royal Highland in 2019. Charis' dam is the home-bred mare, Tower Caileag Oir, a former female champion at the Royal Highland in 2018.

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Taking the blue and white sash was three-year-old filly, Kinclune Autumn Rose, from Mrs Marguerite Osborne, Kinclune, Kirriemuir. Champion at Dunblane in July and a breed winner at Kirriemuir the previous year, she is bred from Rhianna na Dailach, and sired by Glenwestcastle Loch Rannoch.

Adding to the Kinclune celebrations, her younger full brother, Kinclune Dream Catcher was champion foal. April-born, he is also a full brother to Fandango na Dailach which qualified for HOYS.

Leading Awards

Colt foal – 1, Mrs. M Osborne's Kinclune Dream Catcher; 2, Mrs. S Clarke's, Kershope Monarch.

Yearling – 1, Miss. H and Mrs. A Kerr's Tower Charis; 2, Mrs. K Dykes' Querina Of Mendick; 3, Miss. H and& Mrs. A Kerr's Tower Innis.

Two-year-old filly – 1, Mrs. K Dykes' Ptarmigan Of Mendick.

Three-year-old filly – 1, Mrs. M Osborne's Kinclune Autumn Rose; 2, WKA and JA and KM Allan's Millie Of Millfield.

Two/three-year-old colt or gelding – 1, Miss. S Fairfield's Macallan Of Millfield; 2, A Curle's Shero of Rogie