Pammy Hutton says . . .
“The highlight for me was the young horse classes [at the national championships], during which Christoph Hess invited spectators to participate in the final judging, which worked really well. Christophs explanations, as he carefully directed the en-masse decision-making, were brilliant the audience showing their approval or otherwise with applause or silence.
“Everyone felt involved and the atmosphere was wonderful. Id love to see this done again and wonder how it would go down in the showing world?”
Lucy Higginson says . . .
“Taking part in my final horse trial of the season, safety became the topic of the day.
“A flag-bearing steward waved me to a halt midway round the cross-country. The rider in front had had a crashing fall. Ambulances and paramedics were in attendance; the horse had somersaulted on to its rider, who soon regained consciousness.
“Not for the first time, I felt grateful for the expert medics who make our sport possible.”