For such a young person, Charlotte’s accolades are impressive, culminating in winning the British Show Pony SHP championships on Moortown Harvest Moon and high places with other ponies such as Dryknoll Ennar her Shetland which also took joint first marks at HOYS and Netherfield Neapolitan SHP. For two consecutive years Llanarth Old Fashion has come third in the Welsh Section D classes at the Horse of the year show and in 2011 Charlotte competed him at Olympia where she gained top ride marks out of all in her section.
Other success stories have included the Welsh Section C Reset Sir Lancelot who has qualified for the Royal International Horse Show and Horse of the Year every year since he was four years old.
Two novices are now in the team for 2013 including the recently purchased Killingbeck Cindy, a Welsh Section D and Foxhillfarm Golden Velvet, a homebred Section D which was shown in hand by Jack Bowerman in 2011 winning numerous championships and a third at the Royal Welsh Show in 2011.
The Alford family also has a passion for carriage driving of which Melanie has competed on numerous occasions and race horses. There are currently three point to point horses in training with Richard Barber which are ridden by his grandson Jack Barber and in 2011 saw a very successful season with several winners.