Riders, ponies and horse-floats took over Foxton earlier this month.
Pony clubs from around the North Island competed for the Show Hunter Championship title.
Representing the North Taranaki Pony Club, the Huntaways finished a close 2nd in the team event at the annual Manawatu Pony Club run event.
Wellington Gold was first and Carlyle (Waverley) was placed third out of 23 teams from the North Island.
Joint coach Holli Marshall said the event had been held since 2007 and the level of competition had grown and improved every year.
“Riders have been training, trialling and working hard with their horses and ponies. Many people made this event a success,” she said.
Huntaways team captain Cassie Herbert said it was a successful end to a great event.
“Everyone in the team rode really well and we all had some real good individual results which made the team come out on top,” she said.