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Tsawwassen rider teams up with Welsh pony again to strike gold

Martha Younger and Mummy Mercedes were a force at the 55+ BC Games in Victoria
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Tsawwassen's Martha Younger and her Welsh pony Mummy's Mercedes rode to a pair of gold medals at the recent +55 BC Games in Victoria.

Tsawwassen resident Martha Younger took her pony Mummy’s Mercedes out of retirement and won gold in two events at the recent 55+ BC Games in Victoria.

Mummy’s Mercedes is an award-winning Welsh pony that has competed for 15 years on three continents—North America, Europe and Asia.

Younger and her white pony won every event they competed in at the Games, including earning Mercedes a personal best with a perfect score of 10 in dressage.

They won gold in the “arena driving trials,” which includes three phases (dressage, cones, and marathon), and gold for best score overall.

Having lived in North American and Asia, Younger and Mercedes moved to Tsawwassen at the beginning of the pandemic.

Younger and her husband came to B.C. to help their son move for school; after her husband’s cancer diagnosis and death three months ago. Younger has stayed here with Mercedes.

Now that her showing at the 55+ BC Games are completed, Mercedes is going back into retirement.

 In 11 years, when Younger and Mercedes will qualify for the Century Club (horse and rider have a combined age of 100), they may come out of retirement again.