Horse & Hound's coverage of The Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby Meeting (24-28 June) is brought to you in association with Equestrian.com

Trevor Breen might have sailed around yesterday’s (28 June 2015) Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby  track with the only clear round, making it consecutive wins in the class for the Irishman — this year with the 16-year-old gelding Loughnatousa WB. No mean feat, considering that is only the 57th clear round in the class’s 55-year history.

But during five days of top class action from the All England Jumping Course, it was never going to run like clockwork for everyone. And our photographers were on hand to catch those moments when the side door beckoned… A stiff drink might be needed to settle your nerves after looking at these.

Hickstead Derby Meeting 2015 in pictures

1. Trevor Breen and Loughlatousa WB

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The excitement gets too much for the Hickstead Derby winner Loughlatousa WB

2. Derek McCoppin and Zhan A

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Derek McCoppin and Zhan A slide to a halt in the Speed Derby

3. Ellen Whitaker and Le Beau

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Le Beau performs a handstand for Ellen Whitaker in the Speed Derby

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4. Johnny Pals and Fajoecha

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A crash landing for Johnny Pals and Fajoecha in the Speed Derby

5. Phillip Miller and Caritiar Z

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Phillip Miller and Caritiar Z make a splash in the Derby class

6. Robert Whitaker and USA Today

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USA Today is raring to go in the Derby Trial

7. David McPherson and Gloria Van Zuuthoeve

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David McPherson does his best to hang onto Gloria Van Zuuthoeve in the Derby Trial

8. Ben Walker and Text Back

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Ben Walker and Text Back get into trouble in the Derby Trial

9. Jay Halim and Abrisco

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Things don’t go too smoothly for Jay Halim and Abrisco in the 1.35m open championship

10. Clark Glasgow and Corlando Of Cavallini

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Clark Glasgow and Corlando Of Cavallini get into a spot of bother in the Derby class on Sunday

Don’t miss our full report from this year’s Hickstead Derby, brought to you in association with Equestrian.com, in 2 July issue of Horse & Hound magazine