25 show ring stars at the 2021 Royal International Horse Show

  • 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. 

    2. Supernova

    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. 

    6. Bart

    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.

    12. Rafeekah

    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.

    16. Ballinclare

    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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