Britain’s top 10 show jumpers have been invited to this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS, 8-12 October).
Five members of the Whitaker family — Robert, John, Michael, William and Ellen — have been invited by organisers to attend the Horse of the Year Show.
Following outstanding results on the international show jumping circuit this year, Robert currently heads the British Show Jumping Association (BSJA) rankings list ahead of his father, John Whitaker, and uncle Michael Whitaker.
British Olympic riders Nick Skelton, Tim Stockdale and Ben Maher are also on the list of invitees, as well as William Funnell and Laura Renwick.
Four more riders will be added to this list following qualifiers at Rowallen Activity Centre, Ayrshire (5 – 7 September) and Unex Towerlands (25 – 28 September). Two riders will qualify from each venue.
The HOYS international classes start on Thursday, 9 October and finish with the leading show jumper of the year grand prix, which takes place during Sunday’s gala night performance.
Show Information and online booking: www.hoys.co.uk