Five ex-racehorses and one non-Thoroughbred are through to the final of this week’s SEIB Insurance Brokers Search for a Star Open Veteran Championship.
The six horses will bid for the title for the first time at Your Horse Live this Friday (12 November).
They will be judged by Paul Cook, Jack Moore, Andrea Betteridge and Sarah Chapman.
Each horses will give their own show and stand in front of the judges to be assessed for conformation at the end of their show. Each judge will then hold up their marks.
Scroll down to see the horses in the running for the title:
Chief Exec — aged 19
This 19-year-old ex-racehorse has been owned and ridden by Jeanette Stayt for 10 years, and they also qualified for Horse of the Year Show this year.
Jeanette, a livestock transporter who previously worked in the racing industry and competed in point-to-points, retrained the horse herself to event, and they also enjoy hacking.
Chief Exec is a retired six- and seven-furlong sprinter. He won nearly £50,000 while in training with Jeremy Gask.
Hero Worship — aged 18
Owned and ridden by Abi Sole, this 18-year-old ex-racehorse had three starts on the flat for trainer Michael Jarvis and won twice.
The horse won just under £20,000 during his short career on the track.
The pair finished second in the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse championship at Horse of the Year Show last month.
Abi is a full-time marketing lead for a pharmaceutical company.
Qulinton — aged 17
Owned by trainer Jonathan Geake and ridden by Thea Geake, this ex-racehorse won just shy of £100,000 during his racing career.
Qulinton was trained by David Pipe and then Johnny Farrelly, and raced 60 times and had eight wins.
The horse’s last race was in 2016 and he finished third at Horse of the Year Show, with Thea, in 2019.
Red Back Cappuccino — aged 16
The fourth ex-racehorse through to the Your Horse Live final, Red Back Cappuccino is owned and ridden by Katherine Jones.
The 16-year-old mare was placed twice on the flat during her career on the track for trainer John Spearing.
Katherine and Cappuccino compete in showing and dressage, and went to Horse of the Year Show to contest the Search for a Star Hack championship.
Valentine Jak — aged 18
The final ex-racehorse in the line-up is 18-year-old Valentine Jack, who ran three times and was unplaced on each run.
Trained by Rod Millman, Jak retired from racing as a two-year-old and is now owned by Donna Bamonte and ridden by Marina Greenway.
With Donna, Jak has qualified for and competed at the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse final at Horse of the Year Show an impressive seven times.
Who Dun It — aged 25
The only non-Thoroughbred through to the final is also the oldest — Sarah Ward’s Who Dun It, who has evented up to novice level.
Five horses and riders will also line up for the amateur veteran final this Friday.
There’s still time to buy your tickets to Your Horse Live. Come back to over the weekend for the latest news and training round-ups from the line-up of top names, including Charlotte Dujardin, Oliver Townend and Sir Lee Pearson.