All eyes were on the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead for a medley of top class action at last week's Royal International Horse Show

Heading for the double

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America’s Beezie Madden rides her 2014 winner Cortes C to another King George V Gold Cup victory  during the final day of Hickstead’s Royal International Horse Show (2 August).

Going, going…

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Showjumpers get their own back on course designer Bob Ellis for his challenging tracks after he is awarded The Dorian Williams Trophy for his services to the sport.

… DUNKED

Longines Royal International Horse Show on 02 08 2015Bob Ellis embraces his unplanned dip in style.

Continued below…

Here come the girls

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Fashionistas line up for the best dressed ladies competition — with a magnum of champagne, hotel stay and spa treatment up for grabs.

‘I’m not sure about this one’

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Italy’s Lorenzo De Luca and Erco Van T Roosakker  get into a spot of bother during the King George V Gold Cup.

A family outing

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Jack, Michael and William Whitaker walk the course (in height order…).

Out the side door

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Tina Cook comes unstuck from Zhi Zancorgino in the Amlin Plus eventers’ challenge on Thursday (30 July)

‘No thanks!’

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Dans Hill doesn’t like the look of this upright in the Winter 128cm Championships — leaving rider Tegan Rowlands flying through the air

Standing tall

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Cob champion Chaplin, owned by Mrs Rawding and Mr and Mrs Wilson, gets a loud cheer of approval from the crowds for mounting the famous Hickstead Bank, with Oliver Hood on board.

What a jump!

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John Whitaker and Castlefield Cristobal 21 clear the water in the King George V Gold Cup in style — but are caught out by the the double of upright white gates that followed.

‘Errr what happens here?’

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Harriet Nuttall has a hairy moment with A Touch Imperious in the King George V Gold Cup.

Sit tight…

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Aris Cms puts on the breaks for Switzerland’s Janika Sprunger in the King George V Gold Cup

Making a splash

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America’s Laura Kraut and Andretti S get caught out by the water in the King George V Gold Cup.

Going downhill…

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Gemma Tattersall’s Tropique isn’t sure about the Irish Bank in the Amlin Plus eventers’ challenge — but the pair manage a show-stopping recovery to stay together.

Don’t miss our full report from this year’s Royal International Horse Show in  6 August issue of Horse & Hound magazine