GO HARRY!!! ~Declan
Just champion! Harry, 3, rides his way into history: Youngster qualifies for prestigious show despite only learning to ride this year
- Harry has already won an impressive four best rider titles at local shows
- Awarded near-top marks for performance atop four-year-old pony Divine
- Youngster is not intimidated despite the age of him and his horses
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER As posted on Mail Online
One of Britain’s youngest horse riders will make his debut at a prestigious national event this week - aged just three.
Talented Harry Edwards-Brady will be watched by thousands of people when he takes to the stage at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).
The tot only began riding earlier this year but is already well on his way to becoming an expert rider.
Celebrations: Harry Edwards-Brady qualifies for the Horse of the Year show
Harry, who has already won an impressive four best rider titles at local shows, has qualified two different ponies for the event.
He stunned crowds at a HOYS heat with a near-perfect score in July this year.
Judges at the Royal Norfolk Show awarded him 48 out of 50 marks for his performance atop four-year-old Dartmoor pony Divine.
Harry’s other pony, Gryngallt Page Too, is also aged just four and only launched his showing career at the start of this season.
On form: Harry racked up a near-perfect score on Dartmoor pony divine
And the toddler is hoping to become one of the youngest ever winners when he makes his national debut at Birmingham NEC.
Proud mum Emma, from Hatherleigh, Devon, said Harry was not intimidated despite the age of him and his horses.
She said: 'I think I’ll probably be leading the youngest combination in both classes.
'Harry’s really excited now. Although he’s only three I think it’s sunk in that it’s quite an important show.'
Love of horses: The toddler is hoping to become one of the youngest ever winners when he makes his national debut at Birmingham NEC
Natural talent: But Harry says he still finds time to enjoy the same things as other children his age
Despite his natural horse-riding ability, Harry said he still finds time to enjoy the same things as other children his age.
He said: 'My favourite things are rides on tractors, finger painting and ice-cream.'
Harry will compete in the mountain and moorland lead-rein of the year final with Divine.
He will also ride Gryngallt Page Too in the lead-rein pony of hunter type class.
HOYS runs from October 9 to 13.