Former Southlander Robert Dennis, of Woodlands, has won an important thoroughbred breeding award that will take him around the world to work at three leading nurseries.
More than 40 athletes taking part in the Special Olympics Summer Games finished the equestrian competition with smiles on their faces and ribbons around their neck.
The hills were alive with the sound of hooves around Central Otago on Saturday.
With excellent weather and ground conditions, good courses and entries on a par with previous years, the organisers of Northern Southland 45th Pony Club show celebrated another successful event.
Two-time World Mounted Games champion Nancy Te Whata is putting her sport on hold to focus on her studies.