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Allana Clutterbuck hails the biggest win of her career taking the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Championship 2023

Allana Clutterbuck rose to the occasion to clinch the win in the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Championship on day two at Horse of the Year Show. Once dubbed by Horse and Hound as an up-and-coming talent, the 22-year-old rider from Essex proved them right tonight under the spotlight of the Andrews Bowen International Arena. There were just four riders through to the jump off and Allana was last to go. The 10-year-old bay gelding Dirk IV covered the ground with great prominence and was deceivingly quick. The pair came over the finish in a time of 36.40 seconds – nearly one second faster than Hollie Pearce, who had to settle

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First timers and hat-tricks as the curtain comes down on day two of HOYS

Thursday’s evening performance at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) saw two prestigious Championships play out in the Andrews Bowen International Arena. First up was The Andrews Family Hack of the Year Championship where the first and second placed horses from The Andrews Family Small Hack of the Year and Culford Lodge Commodities Large Hack of the Year showed off their paces in a bid to impress judges Mathew Lawrence and Vanessa De Quincey once more. In the end it was the winner of the Large Hack that took the overall honours.Guy Mears’ British Riding Pony, Forgeland Hyde Park, was called forward into the spotlight with Danielle Heath in the

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Charlotte Dujardin takes back the Dressage Future Elite Championship title

Day two at Horse of the Year Show held at the NEC in Birmingham is the day for dressage enthusiasts. Inviting forward eight of the most promising young dressage horses of Great Britain, the Championship showcases an Intermediate I Freestyle to music for eligible horses aged between eight and ten years old. Under the experienced eyes of judges Stephen Clarke, Sandy Phillips and Andrew Gardner, spectators were treated to spectacular performances from some of Britain’s most successful dressage riders. But it was the queen of dressage, Charlotte Dujardin, who achieved the highest score of the night riding eight-year-old mare, Times Kismet. Having held the title for five consecutive years until

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Katie Bradburne lifts her first HOYS title in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship

Dreams became reality for Katie Bradburne on day two at Horse of the Year Show as she added her name to the illustrious list of past winners for the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship. One of those names includes her brother, Thomas Bradburne, who won the title in 2021 aged 14. With the first two riders in the jump off picking up four faults, it was neck and neck between Katie riding Shovern Inca and rival Hollie Gerken who had two horses through to the second round of the class. Being brave with her turns, Katie proved that she meant business. Accelerating down the long side she flew over the

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Welsh ponies dominate on day two of Horse of the Year Show

Day two of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) opened with Claire Oliver clinching the Hamilton Tarmac Small Show Hunter of the Year Championship for the second year running, aboard her very smart Irish Draught, Shanbally Legacy. The 11-year-old Chestnut gelding is by Pride of Meath out of Kilthomas Lass. An emotional Claire said: “He just loved it in there and gave the judge the most amazing ride. Both judges just said to me ‘he’s a true small hunter; a miniature middleweight’.” At home ‘Lego’ loves hacking and jumping and he also hunted last season. “I don’t overshow him,” explained Claire. “I just pick a few shows. He’s a real

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A surprise ride turns into a surprise win for Louise Simpson in the Senior Newcomers Championship

The fiercely contested Senior Newcomers Championship has a new champion for 2023 at Horse of the Year Show, the NEC Birmingham. With eight combinations jumping clear and making their way through to the jump off, the riders queued up in an attempt to add their name to the history books. Louise Simpson was fourth to go in the jump off riding six-year-old bay gelding, Cornet of Follyfoot, owned by Sally Jobson-Scott who was sat in the audience. Having only ridden the horse twice before, Louise had taken on the ride at HOYS for her sister, Nicole Pavitt, who recently sustained an injury in a riding accident. The fresh combination didn’t

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