A promotional advert showing animals making mischief in a Mole Valley Farmers store has won Best International Commercial 2017 at the US Equus International Film Festival.

Animal behaviourist Emma Massingale trained two ponies, a duck, a dalmatian and a chicken to act in the short film.

On hearing of the award Ms Massingdale said: "I am delighted that ‘Not your average store’ has won. As it involved not only the ponies but my dog, a chicken and a duck it was quite a challenge to get them to perform on cue in a store environment but as the film shows, it all came together on the night.”

Andy Skarzynski, head of marketing for the agricultural stores said: “The film is funny and light hearted, but has really helped us introduce the business to many new customers, which has been brilliant. Many thanks to Emma, who worked with us for month to make this work and to Equine Productions, who filmed it.”

To see the film, visit: facebook.com/molevalleyfarmers/videos/10155563386267619/