Happy Henry is ExcLOOsive Event Hire Small Show Hunter of the Year Champion

Happy Henry is ExcLOOsive Event Hire Small Show Hunter of the Year Champion

No longer the bridesmaid, last year’s third placed contender Bowland Dynamo was victorious in the ExcLOOsive Event Hire Small Show Hunter of the Year Championship on day two of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood is owned by Ros Croft and Magnus Nicholson has been riding him for the past two seasons.


‘Henry’, as he is known at home, is described as a very happy horse to have around. “He’s a really nice person,” said Magnus. “We do a bit of jumping at home, a bit of dressage and he goes on the gallops a lot.”


Henry’s contented nature reflected the combination’s preparation ahead of their class. “We’ve been really relaxed with him,” said Magnus. “I got on half an hour before and we just walked and trotted round. He really enjoys his showing.”


The bay gelding has certainly made his presence known over the last two seasons, winning 13 times out of 17, including a win at the Great Yorkshire Show this year. Magnus hasn’t yet thought about contesting the Ripon Select Foods Supreme Horse of the Year on Sunday with Henry, but he has plenty on his mind in the meantime with another five horses to compete tomorrow and Saturday!


Second place went to Susan Farrow’s Irish Sport Horse Banview Sirocco. The six-year-old was ridden by Martin Skelton in the ring and qualified at Bucks County Show. The Small Show Hunter of the Year is one of the oldest classes here at HOYS, with the first class taking place back in 1954.


ExcLOOSive Event Hire is a long-established, family run company that specialises in mobile toilet hire and portable shower hire facilities. They provide all of the portable facilities at Horse of the Year Show this year as they strive to provide a pleasant environment for all who use their facilities at every event.




Image credit: 1st Class Images


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Horse of the Year Show Press Office
Grandstand Media Ltd
Tel: 02476 858 205
Email: press@hoys.co.uk

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