A YOUNG rider from north Herefordshire is continuing her remarkable success in the sport.

Hannah Wilson, a pupil at Lucton School, has been crowned mini champions at the Horse of the Year Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Last year, Hannah and her Welsh mountain pony Thistledown Van Der Vaart, known as Charles, won the Mountain and Moorland Lead Rein class at the prestigious show.

The nine-year-old is now competing in first ridden classes and has secured four wins from four championships in recent weeks.

"We are very proud of Hannah she works extremely hard and is loving competing off the Lead Rein," said her proud mother, Sharon Wilson.

"Lucton School are so supportive and continue to encourage Hannah in her equestrian activities.

"Hannah started riding when she was just two years old."