Three-year-old rider makes history, reaches prestigious event


By World of Sport (originally posted on Yahoo Eurosport)

What were you up to at the age of three? Chances are, you were not creating sporting history. But don't feel too bad about it.

The talented Harry Edwards-Brady is set to make his debut at a prestigious equestrian event this week after winning an impressive four 'best rider' titles at local shows.

Harry was awarded almost top marks for a stunning performance atop his four-year-old pony, Divine, and has qualified for the illustrious Horse of the Year Show as a result.

Even more incredibly, the three-year-old only learnt to ride this year.

Now very much on the way to becoming an expert rider, Harry has qualified two different ponies for the event.

Judges at the Royal Norfolk Show in which he shone awarded him 48 marks out of 50 for his wonderful performance on Dartmoor pony Divine.

His other pony, Gryngallt Page Too is also aged just four and has qualified for the event under Harry's guidance.

In front of thousands of spectators, the toddler is now hoping to become one of the youngest ever winners when he takes part at the national event at Birmingham's NEC Arena.

Harry's proud mum, Emma, said: "Harry’s really excited. Although he’s only three, I think it’s sunk in that it’s quite an important show.

"I think I'll probably be leading the youngest combination in both classes."

Harry, who is to compete in the mountain and moorland lead-rein and lead-rein pony of hunter type classes, lists his favourite things as "rides on tractors, finger painting and ice-cream."

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