Dorset’s Nigel Olliffe was crowned the Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry of the Year Champion as the four-day competition drew to a close at Horse of the Year Show.
Nigel, who is based in Christchurch, got the recipe just right with Fruit and Nut as they clocked a superb time of 41.62 on the course, edging out defending champions Jemma Millman with Piglet and Eeyore. Welshman Gareth Roberts was third.
Reflecting on his win, a delighted Nigel said: “It feels fantastic. I have been trying a long time. The ponies have been getting better and better every year.
“The course is never easy. I did a good time on Friday, the ponies are great and I felt that I could do it. I was really confident going in. The crowd here is fantastic, which makes it even more special.”