The ever consistent Billy Spiral showed her class yet again at Bicton Arena when she jumped treble clear to finish second in the Foxhunter Second Round. 6 combinations reached the 3rd and final round where William and Spiral were first to go. They duly jumped a fantastic clear which was only bettered by Nicole Pavitt.
This will be Spirals second visit to Horse of the Year show, where she jumped the Newcomers Final with Lucy last year and we can’t wait to see her in the prestigious Foxhunter final.
Josh Hutchins was in great form in the Newcomers Second Round. With 3 clear in a tough first round, he brought 2 of those forward to the final round against the clock. Billy Alpen (Cardento x Animo) jumped 3 brilliant rounds and was so unlucky to finish in 3rd, just outside the qualification for HOYS but enough to book his ticket to the National Championships. Billy Pearl (Cevin Z x Turtle Island) also jumped 3 great rounds to finish 6th.
William also had a great show with Billy Kodak (Billy Mexico x Vechta) who jumped double clear to finish 3rd on the opening days 1.40m and the Billy Kat (Billy JJ x Iroko) who jumped double clear to finish 6th in the Grand Prix.
The whole team thoroughly enjoyed the 4 days at Bicton where the ground was fantastic and the new jumps looked super – we’ll definitely be back next year!