Showing from RIHS and Kent County

  • Royal International Horse Show
    David Tatlow and Mr McEvoy headed the lightweight hunter class for a record fourth year running, but David had to hand over the ride in the championship’s to former royal jockey Bill Smith because of judging commitments in an outside ring.

    Mr Smith did a right royal job however, and the hunter ruled supreme on all fronts, galloping away with his second Royal International hunter title as well as the ridden horse championship.

    Large hack Royal Trooper led the hack championship in their lap of honour. The horse, owned by Mr & Mrs Underwood and ridden by Alister Hood, was champion last year.

    In an excellent working hunter championship, where all four contenders really stretched out and galloped, overall victory went to Louise Bell for a record seventh time, repreating her 2002 victory on the heavyweight winner Out Of Sight.

    Kent County
    The Jerram/ Moore yard made Kent County the venue for a family celebration. They had a clean sweep in the hack classes, with four-year-old Catwalk Little Star stealing the show in the small class.

    Spellbound worked her magic to finish as large winner and champion hack. She was produced by Katie Moore for her aunt, Vicky Smith.

    Katie also went on to claim the riding horse championship with the large winner, Toomevara.

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