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Family buys back star pony

One family that might want to take out pony insurance for their favourite equine is the Allens, who have purchased a bay gelding called Pepper twice.

The animal was first bought for eldest daughter Imogen, who qualified for the National Showjumping Championship on him, reports the Henley Standard.

However, when she outgrew the Welsh pony, which is now 12 years old, Pepper was sold to another family.

But when Imogen’s sister Mia started to compete, the family decided to purchase Pepper again.

“[Mia] was just brilliant with him. He was very badly treated in the past and is scared of his own shadow, but put him in a ring full of jumps and he’s as brave as a lion,” her mother commented.

Since then, nine-year-old Mia has won a number of prizes riding the pony, including the 70 cm, 80 cm and 90 cm groups at Wellington Equestrian Centre.

According to the Welsh Pony and Cob Society, a Welsh Mountain Pony should not exceed 121.9 cm in height and can be any colour other than piebald and skewbald.

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