It’s gonna be pony this Christmas

Millie pulls the cart down Church Street
Millie pulls the cart down Church Street

AN UGTHORPE pony proved that it’s not only reindeer who can pull a sleigh after it took a tour of Whitby on Christmas Eve.

Millie the pony pulled owner Mel Sprague and her friend Sue Ventress around the town to “put smiles on shoppers’ faces”.

Millie the pony with owner Mel Sprague and Sue Ventress

Millie the pony with owner Mel Sprague and Sue Ventress

The seven-year-old Shetland and Welsh Mountain cross measures just 11.2 hands, but she pulled a cart all around town and Mrs Sprague said: “She’s such a wonderful pony.

“She’s very trusting and nothing fazed her, she went past the arcade and traffic and down the Donkey Path.”

The pony regularly takes part in road events, including the Goathland Hunt and earlier in the year was blessed at Egton Church’s special pet ceremony.