It was a jam-packed few days for the Royal Windsor Horse show, the UK’s largest outdoor premier show.
The Queen’s two-year-old Hampton Court Margin took the honours in the Cleveland Bay class on the first day, with another of The Queen’s young homebreds, Lancer, securing runner-up in the four-year-old ridden hunter class, ridden by Katie Jerram-Hunnable.
The Al Shira’aa grand prix top spot was claimed by Charlotte Dujardin and Erlentanz, with one of the highest grand prix scores ever seen at Windsor (78.09%).
“He was fantastic in that arena, he tried his heart out,” said Charlotte. “I’m so pleased with the score as well — I can’t ask for any more.”
Unfortunately, despite a fantastic performance in the Al Shira’aa grand prix, Carl Hester was withdrawn from the freestyle as his horse Nip Tuck picked up an injury overnight.
Charlotte Dujardin and Erlentanz went on to break the 80% barrier, achieving their second 2019 Royal Windsor Horse Show title.
A rather challenging working hunter course left only two starters out of 45 catalogued entries securing a clear round. Justine Armstrong-Small and her own Carlingsfords King landed the overall championship.
The final class of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, the Rolex Grand Prix, saw Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann and Toveks Mary Lou triumph, with two magnificent jumping rounds securing them the €125,000 prize.
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