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Three-year-old makes Horse of the Year Show history

ESPN staff
October 9, 2013 « I love playing for England - Rooney | Chartbeat test »

A three-year-old has made history after becoming the youngest ever competitor at the Horse of the Year Show.

Harry Edwards-Brady, from the small town of Hatherleigh in west Devon, competed in the Mountain and Moorland classification on his Dartmoor Pony, Divine.

Harry had already won four local events before being thrust in front of thousands of spectators at the Birmingham NEC, where he finished a highly respectable seventh out of 28.

He qualified for the national finals after scoring a stunning 48 out of 50 in the regional heats.

His mother, Emma, said: "He was sat on one of the horses when he was just a couple weeks old, and he's been riding pretty much ever since.

"He did amazingly well - the pony rode so well and we couldn't ask for much more.

"Everybody was much older than him and Divine is only four - which is the youngest a pony can be - so to finish seventh with the youngest competitor and the youngest pony isn't a bad result at all.

"I'm a very proud mother right now. We didn't expect him to win it at three years old - but who knows what the future might hold."

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