The 2022 Royal Windsor Horse Show kicked off celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and competition in the showing rings was as hot as ever.
If you didn’t make it to this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show, or simply want to relive the action, check out these show ring winners who achieved glory at the prestigious event:
1. Randall IV
Lucy Ashworth’s 24-year-old former international show jumper, by Lux, takes the in-hand senior championship.
2. Times Square III
Danielle Heath and Guy and Issy Mears’ small riding horse, champion here in 2019 as a novice, returns to the Castle Arena to capture Sunday’s riding horse championship, which was described as being “the championship of the show”.
3. Minella Rebellion
The Kings Theatre 10-year-old, HOYS champion in 2021, and his owner Katie Dashwood trot to the RoR Tattersalls Thoroughbred ridden show horse tri-colour.
4. Wolfgang Golden Symphony
Firefighter Gabriella Cox and her 18-year-old home-produced gelding secure the senior ridden horse title.
5. Dycott Sparkling Lady
The five-year-old Welsh section C makes a glorious Royal Windsor debut with her owner and rider Gemma Pallett by jumping to the M&M working hunter pony crown.
6. Daydream III
The Queen’s Millenium six-year-old takes the flat ridden show horse class for the second year in a row with her producer Katie Jerram-Hunnable.
7. Penrock Perfect Puzzle
Megan Champney handles Jan Champney’s plaited mare, a five-year-old by Copilot, to the CHAPS in-hand championship.
8. Longdon Blackjack
The 16-year-old gelding continues his superb season run by adding the senior ridden pony championship to his tally, for his owner/rider Lauren Moore-Williams.
9. Brideswood Prince Regent
Adam Forster leads David Jinks’ first-season show pony to the mini show pony accolade with Mila Konechny.
10. Balmoral Leia
Lizzie Briant takes glory in the Higland pony in-hand championship with The Queen’s home-bred mare. The five-year-old then took the overall M&M in-hand supreme with Henry Hird later in the day.
11. Glenkeeran Dance In The Deep
After standing reserve on a previous visit, Camilla Stowell-Davies’ home-produced lightweight, by Crosstown Dancer, leads the amateur hunter field.
12. Noble Ronan
Ruby Ward is in the driving seat of Kelly Ward’s winning 143cm working hunter pony and eventual section champion.
13. Newoak Gold Edition
The home-produced Dartmoor mare puts on a perfect performance with William Parkin to clinch an ultra-competitive M&M first ridden class before netting the section title, for William’s grandmother Diana Hannam.
14. Chantilly Sandman
Jayne Ross reigns in the cob championship with Jo Baker’s maxi cob contender.
15. Little Joe
Alice Homer secures her first championship of the show with her heavyweight working hunter winner, who is eventual section champion.
16. Imperial Ruby
The 13-year-old gelding, by Imperial Dancer, wins the flat section of the RoR Tattersalls Thoroughbred ridden show horse series qualifier before landing section reserve, for rider Sarah Gwilliam and owner Sar Cassidy-Hill.
17. Thistledown Snowfall
Kevin Cousins leads Harry Judge aboard his father Philip Judges’ six-year-old gelding to win the lead rein pony of hunter type class.
18. Salcombe Starehole Bay
The eight-year-old Dartmoor stallion, owned by his breeder Felicity Thompson, gives his rider a career first as he takes the BSPS Heritage supreme ridden championship, booking himself a pass to the final in London in December.
19. Ballyhoulihan Rags To Riches
Michelle Feeney’s eight-year-old mare takes two titles during the show, including the BSHA ladies’ show horses, with pilot Robyn Catterall.
20. Shanbally Legacy
Claire Oliver enjoys a great run in the hunter classes, including in the small hunters, which she won with Susan Granger’s Pride Of Meath 10-year-old.
21. View Point
Robert Walker and Jill Day’s legendary lightweight become only the fourth partnership in the 76-year history of the show to land a fourth consecutive Royal Windsor open hunter title.
22. Bloomfield President
Alice Homer’s second championship of the show is achieved with Liz Prowting’s five-year-old lightweight, who takes the novice hunter championship.
23. Forgeland Hyde Park
The Kilvington Scoundrel son, also intermediate champion with his owner Issy Mears, wins the hack championship with his producer Danielle Heath in the saddle.
24. Romanno Spot Of Distinction
The former BSPS championships supreme winner is crowned show hunter pony champion with Charlotte Caulfield.
25. Mr Tea
Jill Day’s exciting six-year-old heavyweight prospect wins his novice class with Robert Walker.
26. Rotherwood Fancy That
India Till rides the five-year-old show pony to the novice show pony crown for the second year.
27. St Giles Devole
Phoebe Price and her six-year-old gelding, by Desiderio, enjoy a good win in the amateur hacks before coming to the fore in the hack championship to lift section reserve.
28. Roxairs Aphrodite
Winning 122cm and Poppy Baxter-Davies delight the judges to clinch the overall show pony championship.
Vicky Smith has a superb run at Royal Windsor Horse Show, which begins with a win in the working show horses with her prolific gelding, who returned on Saturday to claim the ridden coloured title on the flat.
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