In 2006, Aster and Nicola became DPS Points Competition Champions with 1038 points overall and won the Kebroyd Trophy for Overall Champion, the Akehurst Tweed Trophy for Best Performance Score and the Viking Native's Trophy for the Best Junior Entry, Nicola being only 15.
In addition to this, Aster qualified in her first ever NPS Picton Novice Ridden Class and in August won her place for Ponies UK Summer Championships 2007 in the Kingsord Open and Dalkeith Junior Ridden classes. Aster settled into showing like a duck tow ater and over the season took 6 ridden championships, 3 reserve championshiops and a Reserve Supreme of Show.
In 2007 we took a step up a notch to County level and here are just a few results...
NPS Area 4, March 2007 - won Picton qualifier and Novice Ridden Champion.
DPS Spring Show, 5 May, 2nd in ridden mares, 1st inhand
Otley Show, 2nd Dalkeith Junior Ridden, and Kingsford Open and Reserve Champion
Cheshire County - 5th in her first HOYS qualifier
Derbyshire Fell and Dales Show - June - Won Open Ridden, 2nd Taditional ridden, Won Junior ridden and 3rd inhand, Reserve Ridden Champion
Northern Horse Show, Wetherby, 1 July - Placed 4th out of 30 forward
Great Yorkshire Show, 11 July - Placed 4th out of 30 forward
Midlands Show, 15 July - Won Junior ridden and Junior Champion, Open Ridden and Overall Ridden Champion. NPS Silver Medal winner.
Summer Show, August - Winner of Traditional ridden and 3rd in Olympia Qualifer
Performance Show, August - Aster had to compete as an Open pony and won her ridden class and the Handy Pony much to our surprise as she had never done anything like this before.
Court Farm Ridden Dales Pony of the Year Champion
Won the DPS Points competition second year running and Nicola was top junior for third time
2008 began well, Reserve Champion at Winter Show (NE Lancs) qualified for Ponies UK.
NPS Area 5 Winter Show at Myerscough, Aster won both PUK and NPS M&M Ridden Finals and took M&M Championship
At Ponies UK Northern in March she was Reserve Champion in one section and 1st reserve in the other.
After a very nasty kick to her hock from someone else's horse, Aster was retired from showing, but she is still with us, enjoying life to the full.