Georgina Andrews and Overdrive clinched the £1000 to the winner Supreme Ridden Championship on the final (equestrian only) day at The Royal Show, when only the equestrian classes were held due to poor ground conditions.
Having won their hack, cob & riding horse side-saddle class the previous day, the pair returned to give a wonderful display to impress judges David Broome and Liz Edgar. A winner at Windsor four times including this year, and at The Royal on three occasions, the 17-year-old son of Java Tiger has also been a successful intermediate horse for Georginas daughter Sammie and his previous owner Helen Clubley.
He is the horse of a lifetime said Georgina.
Standing reserve was the working hunter champion, Louise Bells Man On Fire, and the show pony champions Becky Edwards and Deanhills Sweet Rhapsody took second reserve.
Birmingham bound after heading a strong Cuddy line up is Mark and Liz Kilbeys Section A Idyllic Entrepreneur. The seven-year-old stallion, who is home-bred by Pendock Legend out of Idyllic Cracklin Rose, also clinched the Section A and overall M&M championships.
Youngstock champion at the Royal Welsh Show as a three-year-old, the eyecatching grey has gained numerous championships this term, including the supreme title at Unex Towerlands Welsh Show.
Don’t miss H&H’s full report on all the showing and show jumping action from the Royal Show in a future issue