We miss watching our favourite horses during the Covid-19 lockdown, so we’re finding out more about some of the stars we can’t wait to see once competition returns. Alex Robinson learns all about a classy horse with a cheeky streak who’s won on Royal turf
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Breeding: Willowcroft Regal Bronze x Still Time Left
Owners: Guy and Isabella Mears
Rider: Danielle Heath
Breeder: June Dent
Greatest achievements: lightly shown as a hack in 2018, where he was novice champion at North of England spring, BSPS Area 1B and White Rose county. His debut season as a small riding horse the following year saw him win the novice riding horses and overall section championship at Royal Windsor. He also qualified for both Horse of the Year Show and the Royal International, where he stood fifth and seventh, respectively.
Producer/rider Danielle Heath
“I’ve ridden ‘Monkey’ since he was a newly backed four-year-old. He started his showing career as a hack and, having matured, took to riding horse ranks last season. He won his novice class in HM The Queen’s back garden at Royal Windsor and went on to secure the section title.