Arena 3 saw a very large British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier get underway at the British Showjumping National Championships with 88 competitors jumping. Each fence posed a different question and caught many out, leaving 16 combinations to go through to the jump off. Rising to the occasion with nine year old gelding Fremont VDL, Angie Thompson prevailed to take the sought after HOYS qualifier.
The combination travelled up for the day to purely to contest this class. Angie was originally drawn to go last in the jump off but due to drawn orders in ring 1, she moved up the order to be the penultimate rider in the ring. She said: “We have recently stepped up to jumping 1.40’s/1.50’s, so he’s at the top of his game. We qualified for the same class at HOYS last year and came 8th in the final, so all we wanted from today was to come back and qualify for this class once more whilst he’s still eligible to jump it.”
Allan Birch and Cisco van het Rubenshof take second place, with Chloe Reynolds and Quantify taking third place, all of which qualify for HOYS.
The Horse of the Year Show 2019 will take place from the 2nd – 6th October at Birmingham’s NEC.