This year’s Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) gets underway today, so to celebrate, we take a look back at who was victorious there at the last show in 2019.
Don’t miss the full report from 2021’s show in the 29 July issue of H&H magazine.
1. Our Cashel Blue
Allister Hood and the prolific lightweight show cob scored a near-perfect 29/30 from the judges en-route to the supreme horse accolade.
2. Penstrumbly Calon Lan
The Welsh section D — who was then in his first season of working hunter classes — took the mountain and moorland (M&M) worker title for Ellie Callwood.
3. Randalstown Rolex
The classy cob landed the amateur spoils for the second year on the trot for Nicky Mcconville.
4. Red Warrior
The traditional stallion scooped the coloured pony section title with producer Terri Guyett who rode him for Victoria Ward.
5. Seabourne Silent Valley
Francoise Babington rode her super-consistent ladies charge to land the side-saddle class, as well as a strong placing in the open lightweight hunters.
6. Springpond On The Razzle
Another from the Team Hood stables, this elegant plaited horse netted the overall coloured supreme with Sofia Scott.
7. Tyan Ma’Lady
The then nine-year-old Connemara was crowned young rider champion after winning the large breeds division with Annabel Drake.
8. Twinshock Warrior
As producer Jayne Ross qualified two hunters for the championship, Vicky Smith stepped in to ride heavyweight Twinshock Warrior who took the overall sash.
9. Wyedean Sinatra
The Welsh section A and his rider Amelia Watson headed the Pretty Polly home-produced mini Heritage supreme.
10. The Politician
Greer Travener made a winning return to the show ring with the small hunter who won his class.
11. Master Of The House and Our Cashel Blue
The Hood boys Oli and Allister rode the champion and reserve cob victors.
12. Leaventhorpe Gold Rush
The then nine-year-old large show riding type campaigner clinched the intermediate spoils for Meg Edmondson.
13. Randalstown Top Notch
Emily Proud piloted the Phillips’ super-consistent cob to win their amateur section.
14. Kellythorpes Tiny Dancer
Lisha Leeman’s then six-year-old 128cm show pony was a winner for Cate Kerr.
15. Star Smokey
After standing supreme working hunter pony, Leyla Wheelwright and her galloping grey gelding secured third place in the pony supreme.
16. Reduit Royal Mirage
Reserve for the show pony championship was Matthew Proctor aboard this then seven-year-old 138cm gelding.
17. Brookdale Limited Edition
Isabella Mears piloted her own gelding to take the overall maxi spoils.
18. Helsington Tailor Made
The then 16-year-old small riding horse claimed the overall amateur spoils for Glen Allen.
19. Drumhowah Silver Cruise
This delightful coloured took third in his class as well as the amateur coloured supreme for Sophie Mager.
The cob and Nina Armstrong Finlay were victorious in amateur ranks.
21. Louvaine Rooney
Megan Cookson stood amateur supreme hunter with her own then 13-year-old gelding.
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