Couldn’t make the 2021 Royal International Horse Show, or want to relive the action?
It was a show to remember, with a leading showman and his cob of a lifetime both retiring from the sport after clinching the Winston Churchill supreme, and a show pony mare lifting two titles on route to the overall Dick Saunders accolade.
Here are 25 combinations who reigned at Hickstead…
1. Greendown Mandarin
Beatrice Taverner-Jordan is mini supreme on Susan Brewis’ lead rein of hunter type. The pair are led out by producer John Harvey.
Jessica Williams and her own native gelding win their class before scooping the amateur coloured supreme.
3. Bloomfield Eloquence
The seven-year-old middleweight owned by Angela Coggins gives 19-year-old Alice Homer her first RIHS ladies’ win.
4. Roquefort Papillon
The coloured pony supreme was awarded to Sophia Chambers aboard her own plaited pony, a former HOYS winner.
5. Buriana Larkrise
Eileen Jenkins’ home-bred gelding, by The Up With The Lark, captures the riding horse honours for Hannah Horton and Team Ramsay-Horton.
Vicky Smith’s own plaited horse is reserve overall coloured supreme.
7. Frederiksminde Volcano
After winning the 143cm class, the Connemara and Vicki Casey storm to the M&M working hunter pony championship.
8. Merrycorner Mister Bui
Zara Brookes and her father Nick’s 153cm contender wins the show hunter pony title, repeating his result achieved in 2019.
9. Spot On Noilly Prat
Eloise Van Prague rides the eight-year-old Free Spirit mare to the junior coloured supreme for owner Karen Meekins.
10. MJM Laszlo
Nicole Anderson-Lockhead wins two showjumping classes as well as the overall working hunter supreme aboard Paulette Cooper’s winning heavyweight.
11. Nipna Invictus
Reserve for the young rider crown is Caitlin Hamilton and her own Dales gelding, who came through from the intermediate class.
Kimberley Bates steers her own Arab to win his section championship in the Longines International Arena.
13. Red Butler
On his first trip to the RIHS, Lisa Davey’s six-year-old lightweight impresses the judges and the crowds to lift the supreme cob award.
14. Wilderness Early Bird
After winning both part-bred and show pony championships, the 12-year-old mare gives rider Mia Donaldson her first RIHS Dick Saunders supreme pony title.
15. Our Cashel Blue
The coloured champion is crowned Winston Churchill supreme with a perfect score of 30/30 with Allister Hood.
Despite being just a five-year-old, Alice Homer’s mare is crowned intermediate champion and is placed third overall in the supreme crowning.
17. Wall Street II
Sarah Harper’s small hunter, just a six-year-old, takes class victory with Jayne Ross, who was also open hunter champion on Kay Campbell’s Temple Ogue.
18. Chantilly Bojangles
Lucy Lockwood tops the amateur hunter supreme on her own lightweight.
19. Glenkeeran Dance In The Deep
The chestnut lightweight is second in the amateur lightweights and picks up section reserve for his owner/rider Camilla Davies.
20. UK Model Farm UK Midnight Meadow
Harriet Miller leads the four-year-old RIHS first-timer to the miniature horse supreme.
21. Parkgate Royal Visit William
Nick Brookes’ small hack is crowned hack supreme for his producer Robert Walker.
22. Rowfantina Orlando-Bloom
The RIHS debutante scores the mini Heritage tri-colour for nine-year-old James Burchell and his connections.
23. Salcombe Starehole Bay
Felicity Thompson watches her own home-bred Dartmoor stallion and his producer Katy Marriott-Payne land the supreme Heritage ridden before taking reserve in the overall pony supreme.
24. Thunderbolt Fairy Robin Bambi
Megan White’s Connemara is crowned young rider supreme with 16-year-old Grace Litherland.
25. Woodfield Jovial Joker
The 143cm winner achieves the overall BSPS working hunter pony title with Mollie Mae Jeffrey.
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