WHEN horse lover Louise Harrison travelled down for the Royal Windsor show last week she had no real expectations - apart from enjoying a nice couple of days away.

So she was absolutely delighted when she and her 15-year-old pony Penny Princess ended up getting a place finish.

Louise, 22, and her pony came in sixth in te in-hand veteran category at the event.

"Considering it was chucking it down it was a really good experience!" said Louise, from Clock Face.

"It was great to get a picture by the river and obviously to get a place there was probably the best feeling.

"We weren't expecting to get anything, we just went down for a weekend away."

Horses has been something Louise has been passionate about since being a little girl, something she was influenced in by her mum Sheila who travelled down with Louise for the event.

"Since I have been six or seven I have always had my own pony. We help run the shows at Burtonwood.

"Penny went to the Horse of the Year show in 2016 which was probably her greatest achievement."

Louise, a bar manager at Clock Face Recreation Club, was thrilled with her success at Royal Windsor.

"We travelled down the night before and stayed overnight and the first class was at 8.30am and she had an afternoon to herself and then back out later.

"We were excited more than anything and weren't expecting anything.

"My mum has always encouraged me and has done everything she possibly can to help me succeed at what I wanted to do.

"My next aim is probably to get to Badminton, that would be my next step."