Veronika Eklov and McQueen finished second in the working hunter qualifier at Badgworth to claim their place at HOYS.

Veronika has owned the 7-year-old gelding since last November. The pair can normally be found in the show jumping area, but have recently tried their hand at working hunter with some success.

“He seems more relaxed when he is not going over coloured poles,” explained Veronika. “He is a pleasure to have and is a lovely ride.”

Veronika moved to the UK from Sweden 11 years ago. She said: “There is nothing like this series in Sweden.”

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