Suffolk Show 2018: Shetland Pony Grand National takes to the stage

Hannah and Phoebe have a go at cooking Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hannah and Phoebe have a go at cooking Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Competitive racing has been on offer at the Suffolk Show in the form of the Shetland Pony Grand National.

Hannah and Phoebe have a go at cooking Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hannah and Phoebe have a go at cooking Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The races are for young people aged between eight and 13 years old.

These youngsters then race across at various shows up and down the country.

In December the top racers will go on to compete at the Olympia Horse Show.

The competition raises money for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust, last year the group raised £41,000 for charity.

Each competition consisted of two heats with competitors completing two and a half laps around the ring.

Four racers from each preliminary race go on to a final.

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The ponies can prove unpredictable with some getting loose from their owners.

There were two races at today’s show, the second of which was won by Zac Kent riding his pony Briar Smokey Joe who won at the show last year.

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