Matilda Cameron has been showing miniature horses for almost half of her life, but Thursday’s Royal Launceston Show was her first time as a solo handler.
The eight-year-old from Patersonia was dressed for success as she strode out on to the miniature horse field – and she picked up several ribbons for her efforts.
Horses Sparkles, 12, and Pam, 5, were led through their paces by a self-assured Matilda, who was watched by her mother Suzi Cameron.
Ms Cameron breeds miniature horses and has shown them at agricultural events for several years.
“[Matilda] has been coming along to the shows with me and this is her first year where she has been showing them by herself,” she said.
“She is very confident,” Ms Cameron said.
The family recently moved to a 2.4 hectare property at Patersonia from White Hills.