A HORSE show judge has been jailed for four months.
Monica Hope Hewitt, 84, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of causing unnecessary suffering to the animals at her home in Roston, near Ashbourne.
Hewitt's daughter, 56-year-old Monica Mary Hewitt, of Rocester, pleaded guilty to 15 counts of causing unnecessary suffering in relation the incident and was given a four-month sentence, suspended for 12 months.
A video played in court, showed an RSPCA raid on Hewitt's property in Squashly Bank, on March 14 last year.
It showed ponies that had been shut in stables and barns. One animal had hooves that had grown to 26 inches long and had "curled up like Aladdin's slippers".
A horse coat had been tied so tightly around another pony that when vets tried to remove it, it took away some of the animal's skin.
Speaking after the sentence, Helen Briggs, from the RSPCA, said: "We are pleased with the outcome.
During the raid, RSPCA inspectors asked the pensioner if she kept any more animals apart from horses and ponies.
Hewitt, who has been a judge for the Welsh Pony and Cob Club since 1990, showed them into her house where four Jack Russell terriers were found shut in pet carrying cases.
John Young, for Hewitt, told the court neither Hewitt nor her daughter had realised the animals' situation had become as bad as it had.
He said: "We do not have a situation where they acted maliciously towards the animals."
Hewitt senior was sentenced to concurrent terms of four months for each of the 13 counts against her. She was banned from keeping animals for life.
Her daughter was given four months, suspended for 12, for each of her 15 counts, ordered to undertake 200 hours' unpaid work and given a community order for 12 months.