In the heat of the June sunshine some of the country’s best show riders and producers hotly contested the showing classes at The Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting.
For the fourth consecutive year, Alltech has supported a range of showing classes, with a number of Horse of the Year Show qualifying tickets up for grabs.
In the Alltech Small Riding Horse, Jayne Ross and Casino III, claimed the title for the third successive year, with Oliver Hood riding Diamonds are Forever to victory in the Alltech Large Riding Horse securing the Alltech Supreme Riding Horse Championship, just as his Dad, Allister did in 2018.
Jayne was also on winning form in both the Alltech Small Hack and the Alltech Lightweight Hunter, winning with Moluccas High Thyme and Temple Ogue. Her ride from 2017, Bloomfield Valhalla defended his title in the Alltech Middleweight Hunter.
Henrietta Spencer riding Lord John retained the Alltech Heavyweight Hunter, for the third year running, before going one better than 2017 by taking the The Alltech Supreme Hunter Championship.
A highlight of the meeting was Jo Bates winning the Alltech Large Hack and then going on to take the Alltech Supreme Hack Championship riding Suzannah Welby’s prolific champion, Elusive.
The prize was presented to Jo in the International Arena by Alison Thompson who had won the honour in a joint competition between Alltech and World Horse Welfare.
The Alltech Small Hunter –Georgina Wilkes riding Mexican Summer
The Alltech Maxi Cob – Stephen Norris riding Lord Alexander
The Alltech Small Riding Horse – Jayne Ross riding Casino III
The Alltech Large Riding Horse – Oliver Hood riding Diamonds Are Forever
The Alltech Supreme Riding Horse Championship - Oliver Hood riding Diamonds Are Forever
The Alltech Small Hack – Jayne Ross riding Moluccas High Thyme
The Alltech Large Hack – Jo Bates riding Elusive
The Alltech Working Hunter – Katy Green riding Im a Diamond
The Alltech Supreme Hack Championship – Jo Bates riding Elusive
The Alltech Lightweight Hunter – Jayne Ross riding Temple Ogue
The Alltech Middleweight Hunter – Jayne Ross riding Bloomfield Valhalla
The Alltech Heavyweight Hunter – Henrietta Spencer riding Lord John
The Alltech Supreme Hunter Championship – Henrietta Spencer riding Lord John
The Alltech CHAPS UK Native/Cob/Traditional Open In-Hand – Emma Lucas with Kung Fu Panda
The Alltech CHAPS UK Non-Native Open In-Hand – Georgia Aungier with Tarnbrook Take it All
The Alltech CHAPS UK Open Youngstock – Mrs J Purcell White with Abbotswood Diva
The Alltech Supreme Coloured Horse In-Hand Championship – Georgia Aungier with Tarnbrook Take it All
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