West Hants hit the jackpot as they were crowned winners of the Thistledown Developments Pony Club Mounted Games for the Prince Philip Cup at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham. After finishing equal runners-up in 2017, they went one better this time as the competition came to a thrilling close under the spotlight of the Andrews Bowen International Arena.
Trained by Jo Morris, the six-strong team finished on 105 points as they never lost their lead during the final seven games on Sunday that covered such Pony Club favourites as the flag race and sack race.
Second place went to Atherstone on 98 points, with North Warwickshire and Oakley Hunt West sharing third place, a further points back.
First contested in 1957, the Prince Philip Cup is one of the most respected and traditional team competitions in equestrian sport, with 200 teams attempting to qualify for HOYS this year.
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