A three-year-old hunter champion claimed the Cuddy In-Hand Championship at Bucks County Show – marking a double triumph for Moggy Hennessy this season.

Having already taken a Cuddy ticket at Kent County with her eye-catching roan Now We Know, Moggy is now Birmingham-bound with the bay gelding X Factor after winning the hunter breeding championship.

“I would not like to be the judge at HOYS because they are two very decent horses,” said Moggy, who is hoping X Factor’s previous owner Desmond Gibson, of Northern Ireland, will lead the three-year-old champion at the NEC in October.

X Factor, who was bred by Shirley and Jim Hurst, originally came from Ireland and his sire, Porsch, was a top show jumper.

“X Factor is the best in-hand show horse I have ever owned,” added Moggy. “I would love him for next year but they are all sold when they are three. He’s definitely the best potential show horse I’ve had – he’s very special and very aptly named.

“It has been a major achievement to get them both to HOYS and it’s been a fantastic season.”