Benson surprised by her success

Soham’s Michelle Benson admitted she was ‘very surprised’ at Melland Jackson Jive’s recent success at county shows this summer.

The Shetland pony followed up success at the Lincs County Show in June by winning this month’s Great Yorkshire Show.

And for owner Benson, her five-year-old’s double victory at county level came as a shock.

“I was very surprised that we won both events,” she 
said. “It was the first time 
we had competed at that 
level.

“I own and produce the ponies for the shows and my sister Lorraine goes in the ring. It’s a team effort.

“I’m over the moon and now we could possibly do more county shows and Equifest too, but we haven’t entered anything yet.”