Local rider secures Royal International Horse Show qualification

Local rider secures Royal International Horse Show qualification

A local combination, from Bridgwater have secured qualification for the prestigious Royal International Horse Show, in July 2019. The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Championship Qualifier held at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre in Warwickshire was claimed by Chloe Reynolds.

45 competitors came forward hoping to snatch one of the two qualifying tickets on offer for the championship final which will be held at the prestigious Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead, West Sussex in July. 23 made it through to the jump-off and 11 produced double clears.

Chloe piloted Jane Reynolds’ Grenadier Volo, an eight year old gelding, to first place. Chloe has produced the gelding herself for the last four years and in this qualifier, she ensured that the pair jumped all of the fences clear in the quickest time to cross the finish line with 1.27 seconds in hand.

Laura Mantel from Reading, Berkshire steered Muna VD Bisschop, a seven year old dark bay mare owned by Sally Jobson Scott into second place. They delivered their double clear in 43.17 seconds. 

Photo credit: British Showjumping