At last year’s Show, Rhian Ralph from Llangynidr entertained everyone with a display of carriage driving. Her hard work and dedication to the sport has recently paid off. Winning the Junior Driver Championship at the British Driving Society Show at Smith's Lawn Windsor (June 19th, 2011), her winner's sash was presented to her by the Queen and Prince Philip (see photo). Driving Toddi, Rhian may be the first young Welsh person to win the title since the competition began in 1964 and at 13 years is certainly one of the youngest as the competition is open to youngsters up to 17 years of age – well done Rhian!
Rhian is a junior member of the British Driving Society and as a result of her driving demonstration last year, Llangynidr Agricultural Show Society made a contribution to training for young BDS drivers in Wales.