Hundreds of competitors were at the Oswestry Show to show off their equestrian skills.

Horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes were at the show to take part in what is one of the most popular events in the show, which enjoyed record number this year.

Riders of all ages donned their best riding clothes to take part in what was a scorching day and gave it their best shot across a variety of tough courses.

Local riders included Megan Higginson, 22, from Kinnerley, who came fourth in her classes but she was delighted to be taking part.

She said: “I was fourth in both my classes. Ella, my horse, behaved really well, and that meant I was just able to enjoy the time out there a lot. It was my first time out there with Ella.

“I work at Hughes Brothers in Oswestry so I don’t always get the time off. But it was nice to get the day off to take part.

“I’m just happy to take part next year but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Missy Jenkins, who is seven from Oswestry, did well on her pony Spongebob, who only a youngster too, and they picked up a rosette together.

She said: “I’ve been riding for about three years. I’m really proud of how we both did today.

“Spongebob was really patient and I think it helped that he looked really nice because I brushed him.”

Mum Suzanne was proud of her daughter. She added: “As long as she keeps enjoying it then we’ll keep doing it.”

Claire Brook from Llansantffraid picked up a fourth-placed rosette with her horse Montel, My Girl, who is certainly a horse that knows its own mind.

She was delighted after Monty was troublesome before the class started.

She said: “I’m happy with that considering the condition she was before the class. I’ve had her for two years.

“I enjoy doing Oswestry Show because it’s local and if you don’t use it, you lose it. It gives everyone a chance to enjoy it and do well.

“I come to have a ride, not to win but we’ve had fun all the same. It’s a great show.”