Diamond Playboy, owned and ridden by Rachal Fairburn, picked up the first working hunter qualifying ticket at Towerlands.
Rachal just missed out at this year’s Osbaldeston Search For A Star qualifier in May and travelled 7 hours from her home in Hull to “give it another go”.
Nursery nurse, Rachal said: “He is such a character and will love HOYS with all of the lights and the people!”
The remaining HOYS ticket went to Lesley Scorgie and Daydreamer. This pair enjoy eventing.
“She is a really laid back mare, easy to do, super on her own and rarely puts a foot wrong”, says Lesley.
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