Royal International Horse Show supreme horses hall of fame: 1978 – 2023

  • Find out the full list of RIHS supreme horse winners from over the years. The British Horse Society Supreme Ridden Horse at the Longines Royal International Horse Show has a long and prestigious history dating back to 1978.

    The champion hunter, Arab, riding horse, hack, cob and coloured (if over 14.2hh) all have the chance to be crowned RIHS supreme ridden horse champion at Hickstead on the final day of the show. The winner is awarded the Winston Churchill trophy, while the breeder of the supreme ridden horse receives the Dorian Williams Trophy.

    Prior to 2002, when the supreme pony title was introduced, the pony champions competed against the horses for the British Horse Society Supreme Ridden title. Two ponies successfully lifted the overall supreme title: Royal Bronze in 1993 and Trelawn Playboy in 2001.

    RIHS supreme horse winners hall of fame

    1978: Mrs P White’s Kemplay
    1979: P White’s Flashman
    1980: Mobility Ltd’s The Consort
    1981: T F Hunnable’s Brown Buzzard
    1982: SElB Ltd’s Assurance
    1983: SElB Ltd’s Elite
    1984: Mr & Mrs R Johnstone’s Canik Crystif
    1985: Mrs P Flemming’s Byron ll
    1986: Mrs J Dewar’s Seabrooke
    1987: Mr A Spiers’ Freeway
    1988: Cooper Corporation’s lnspector Cluzeot
    1989: Mrs N J Turner’s Skibbereen
    1990: Mrs H Griffiths’ Super Ted
    1991: Mrs H Griffiths’ Super Ted
    1992: Cooper Corporation’s Royal Mile
    1993: I E Evans & Son Ltd’s Royal Bronze
    1994: Miss C Cooper’s Mystic Minstrel
    1995: Monarch Assurance Plc’s Portman
    1996: Colchester Commercials’ Regal Ma:x
    1997: Mr J Dunlop’s Red Hand
    1998: Mr J Dunlop’s Red Hand
    1999: Mr J Dunlop’s Statesman lll
    2000: D Parker’s Sandy Lane
    2001: Mrs K McWilliam’s Trelawn Playboy
    2002: Broadstone Stud’s Broadstone Dee
    2003: Mrs T Briggs’ Boy George
    2004: Kelanne Stud’s Mister McEvoy
    2005: P Hayler & P Atkinso’s Broadstone Doulton
    2006: Lucy Smith-Crallan’s Captain Hastings
    2007: Monseratt Sport Horses’ Sleeve Nambon Mist
    2008: Carol Bardo’s The Philanderer
    2009: J L Dunlop’s Finn McCool lll
    2010: Carol Bardo’s The Philanderer
    2011: Jackie Beatham & Carol Bardo’s Comberton Clancy
    2012: Katie Jerram’s Dunbeacon
    2013: Pearly King, ridden by Simon Charlesworth
    2014: Hoppy Jumping, ridden by Allister Hood
    2015: Time 2 Reflect, ridden by Jayne Ross
    2016: Time 2 Reflect, ridden by Jayne Ross
    2017: Diamonds Are Forever, ridden by Allister Hood
    2018: Diamonds Are Forever, ridden by Oliver Hood
    2019: Our Cashel Blue, ridden by Allister Hood
    2020: No show owing to the Covid-19 pandemic
    2021: Our Cashel Blue, ridden by Allister Hood
    2022: Jill Day’s View Point, ridden by Robert Walker
    2023: Sarah-Ann Gunn’s Kilcarna Brilliant, ridden by Will Morton

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