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The Humdinger lifts coloured crown at Royal International

Jayne Webber had a dream start to six days of competition at the Royal International Horse Show, when Carol Bardo’s The Humdinger and Elaine Place’s 2008 reserve supreme horse Red Andes clinched the champion and reserve horse accolades.

In his third season with the Bardo/Webber team, The Humdinger, an Irish-bred seven-year-old has claimed five out of five championships this term.

“He’s everyone’s favourite, and a dream ride,” said Jayne.

With Mark Chesters taking the championship ride on the six-year-old Red Andes, Justine Armstrong-Small and John Chugg awarded the tricolour to The Humdinger, and the reserve to last years supreme coloured, Red Andes.

On day one, Jayne Webber has already booked her place in Sunday’s British Horse Society supeme ridden horse championship. Twelve months ago, Jayne reigned supreme with The Philanderer.

In the overall coloured supreme championship, The Humdinger again gave a copybook display to take the overall tite, with Becky Dennis taking the reserve riding her champion pony Shybont Broadways Dazzling Moments.

Over the past four years, the pair have earned an enviable tally of wins and championships, and they recently took the reserve award at Royal Norfolk. Standing reserve pony champion, was Millpond Look So Cheeky, who won the first class of the day for Victoria Brooks.

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