On their first outing over Hickstead’s challenging working hunter course, Abi Boulton and Pebbly Pipe Dream produced one of the few clear rounds of the day to win the 143cm section at the Royal International Horse Show.
The nine-year-old Irish-bred dun gelding has proved a brilliant all rounder for Abi, and a stunning gallop in the championship clinched the tricolour over 153cm winners Callum Barnes and Noble Rockstar.
The show hunter pony title went to Yasmin Cuddy riding her 153cm winner Midtown Magic. Yasmin bought the six-year-old mare last summer, and their recent accolades include the championship at Midland Counties.
Andrea Boyle and Maleikero scored their third Royal Iternational win when heading the pure-bred Arabian class. Andrea has owned her 17-year-old grey gelding for 13 years, and his previous victories here were in 2003 and 2005.
The P(UK) young rider mountain and moorland finals were well supported, and it was the small breed winners Rebecca Harvey and Susan Rogers’ Annandale Water Lily who took the inaugural championship.
The four-year-old palomino mare belied her age when giving a lovely show in the main ring championship. Taking the reserve was Kilmannan Kilty, who won the intermediate section for Aimee Hoare.
Don’t miss next week’s Horse & Hound (out 5 August) for a special RIHS report, including comment and analysis of all the action
Sandal – BMW SHP (Mrs A Cole & Mr D Kellow) 153cm. 1 & ch S Cuddy’s Midtown Magic; 2, Y Thompson’s Déjà vu; 3, W King’s Mosstown Rockstar. 143cm. 1, N Haynes’s Chiddock Over the Limit 2, J Cambray’s Nutwood Spring Charm; 3, L Parr’s Highmede Night. 133cm. 1 & res, J Cambray’s Parkhill Ronaldo; 2, V Windsor-Phillips’s Dykebeck Wild Foxglove; 3, A Marling’s Stambrook Wedding Belle. 122cm. 1, K Gillott’s Annandale Darcy; 2, V Rudd’s Duntarvie Yogi; 3, L Burnip’s Wingland Make Believe. LR SHT. 1, T Baldwin’s Millay Topic; 2, Mr & Mrs Walker’s Mirabelle P; 3, K Fuge’s Charn Secret Legend. Black Country Saddles WHP (Mr A Perkins & Mrs L Brudenell) 153cm. 1 & res, C Barnes’s Noble Rockstar; 2, C Barnes’s Laughtons Bramble Pie; 3, J Cooper’s Mirah Kilgobben Rebel. 143cm. 1 & ch, L Boulton’s Pebbly Pipe Dream; 2, A Wybergh’s Chandaem Pippaley; 3, S Weir’s Ruby Slipppers. 133cm. 1, G Worrow’s Silverfox II; 2, C Bower’s Zelston Bellquest; 3, C Wheeler’s Tetcott Paper Boy. Kelbie Metals P(UK) young riders M&M ridden (Mrs M Appell & Mrs J Seymour) sml breeds. 1 & ch, S Rogers’s Annandale Water Lily; 2, L Pope’s Glenwood Lancelot; 3, M Syred’s Sidehill Single Malt. do lge. 1, P Moseley’s Whitefield Prince Nettle; 2, D Barr’s Sauvey Golden Condor; 3, Lady Vestey’s Kentchurch Raindrop. intermediate. 1 & res, A Dawson’s Kilmannan Kilty; 2, P Starkie’s Pumphill Bennet; 3, Grisdale & Stevens’s Waterside Black Prince. arab ridden pure bred (Mr S Fleming) 1, A Boyle’s Maleikero; 2, P Pinkerton’s Nequitta; 3, J Bishop’s Muzahla.