The champion of The Horse Show, brought to you by Horse & Hound in association with T.E.N., is Digby.
The 10-year-old 16.1hh British sport horse won the working hunter class and got the highest number of reader votes in the final judging to become our champion.
His owner Jenny Duffin was amazed when she got the good news.
“I was really pleased, especially for my daughter Zoe, as she encouraged me to enter in the first place,” Jenny told H&H. “After entering I hadn’t really thought about it, as I assumed we weren’t going to win. But when we got the email saying we had made it through to the championship, my competitive side came out and everyone rallied round to help gather votes.”
When Digby isn’t winning virtual horse shows, he turns his hoof to most disciplines. He has competed in riding club one-day events, showjumping and dressage, as well as enjoying the odd day hunting during the winter, picking up lots of admirers along the way.
“I don’t have a ménage so Didgy does a lot of his schooling in a cows’ field under a motorway bridge next to a supermarket,” explains Jenny. “He’s a very special horse and has a home for life.
“Appearing in Horse & Hound has always been an ambition, but I never thought it would happen. [The virtual horse show] has been a brilliant competition for a true amateur like me.”
Jenny wins a year’s supply of a T.E.N. supplement of her choice, a T.E.N.-branded white GP saddlecloth, a T.E.N. rosette and sash.
Claire Dyett, T.E.N. marketing manager said: “We were delighted to sponsor the Horse & Hound virtual horse show, which gave everyone the opportunity to compete with no transport or good weather required! It has been a huge success, with hundreds of lovely horses being entered, and we have thoroughly enjoyed checking out all the entries.
“Congratulations to Jenny and Digby, our ultimate champions, who we think make very worthy winners and we hope you enjoy your year’s supply of free T.E.N. supplements. Well done to everyone who entered and we hope you enjoyed the virtual horse show as much as we did.”
Find out more about T.E.N.’s range of targeted equine nutrition supplements at www.tensupplements.co.uk