PONIES and pooches showed off their skills in Shrivenham.

More than 100 ponies took part in the fourth Shrivenham Pony Show in the scenic grounds of Stainswick Manor.

Joanna Lambert organised the event in aid of Saint Swithin's Church in Compton Beecham, with donations also going to Oak and Furrows and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Joanna said: "Organising an event like this is my idea of heaven and I'm so fortunate to have such a fantastic group of volunteers helping me.

"It's a really low-key, small and friendly show.

"Old-fashioned shows like this don't carry on on their own, we're trying to keep the tradition going.

"This event aims to build the confidence of old and young riders with competitions in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.

"Even people who came without a pony got a chance to ride one and get a rosette.

"We also had lots of lovely dogs in our novelty dog show, which was judged by my son Jack.

"Lots of children were here having an absolutely wonderful time.

"We were blessed with fabulous weather and it was a really fun day."

The lighthearted event included prizes for best fancy dress, which was judged by Lord and Lady Elton.

Esme Erskine-Crumb won the prize dressed as Peter Rabbit on a pony called Toffee, with Walter Preston and Strawberry winning second-place.

Eliza Manners won best rider with her pony Snowflake, and Izzy Ingham won the Bonnie Armitage Cup with her pony Treasure in her first time at a pony show.

Isobel Simpson won the Leading Rein Pony prize with Snowflake, while her sibling Otto won the Lead Rein Jumping prize with Freyne.

Jennifer Barratt came top of the Disabled Riding Class on her pony Lilly.

One of the awards on offer had a touching and tragic backstory.

Joanna added: "A 19-year-old called Sofie Persson joined me for a year in 2015 as an au pair.

"She was such a lovely young woman and she left to travel the world for a while before she planned to go to university.

"She got a job in Norway but, while she was over there, she was hit by a car and killed while walking home one night.

"It was awful, we were shocked and wanted to have something to remember her by, so we created the Sophie's Star cup for the rider who has the best relationship with their pony.

"She will never fulfil her potential so this award will inspire others and encourage a love of the euestrian.

"This year, Daisy Chugg and her pony Coco won that prize."