Veldhorn qualified for the working hunter class at Wellington. The 6-year-old gelding is owned and ridden by Jenny Hyde, who bought him as a show jumper.

“He is a really low maintenance horse with lovely manners. Everyone loves him and he is so polite. I have always wanted to show jump at HOYS, but qualifying down a different route is just brilliant!” says Jenny.

Annabell Clapham travelled just 10min down the road to Wellington to claim the second HOYS ticket with her 8-year-old bay gelding, Oberoi.

Annabell evented Oberoi at pre-novice level before having children and is also the organiser of Mattingly Horse Trials. She said: “I am very excited about going to HOYS”.

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