The Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (21st – 24 June)
Billy Olive started us off to a great start with a lovely clear in the 1.35m championship on the Thursday with Lucy Townley onboard.
Billy Buckingham jumped a fantastic clear for 5th place in the Derby trial, before going on to win the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby 2018! See his trial video below;
Jane Annett and her two Billy stallions – Tudor & Du Montois both jumped lovely clears in the 7&8 year old qualifier, these two have been on great form with Jane and we’re loving watching them progress.
Kate Pheasant and her own Billy Mistletoe jumped a great clear and placed in the 5 year olds, Kate bought Mistletoe in our 2016 online auction.
Danah Zaman and Billy Anna finished in 11th place out of 131 starters in the Harcour Amateur championship on the Friday.
BILLY BUCKINGHAM WON THE AL SHIRA’AA HICKSTEAD DERBY!!
William Funnell and the big chestnut gelding jumped two rounds to be named winners of the famous class, click here to read more.
The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Great Britain at the BHS Royal International Horse Show (24 – 29 July)
William and the 7 year old chestnut gelding, Billy Kodak (Billy Mexico x Vetcha) started the day off well with a win in the 2nd 7&8year old qualifier;
William and Billy Buckingham jumped a super round in the Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup on the Friday, finishing in the placings with just one time fault.
This meant that that following his placing in the Derby trail, his tremendous win in the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby and then this placing, William and Buckingham topped the points system and they were awarded the Gold medal for the leading rider/horse combination for the Hickstead season.
The following day, it was Pippa’s turn who had entered Billy Congo, now 17 years old for The BHS Queen Elizabeth Gold Cup, following on from their recent form at Knokke, Belgium where they were clear and placed in the 2* 1.45m Grand prix.
The pair flew round the 1.50m course for the first round with ease and joined the small number of 4 for the jump-off round where they finished as one of only two double clears, just behind William Whitaker for 2nd place.
With Billy Uphill and Lucy Townley along with William and Billy Kodak already qualified for the final in the International arena the next morning, the other horses had a great day in the 7 & 8 year old class on the Saturday;
Billy Spiral (Tangelo x Billy Mexico) 2nd
Billy Tennessee (Cevin z x Animo) 3rd
Billy Quartz (Billy Mexico x Billy Congo) 5th
Billy Hood (Tangelo x Rich Rebel) 10th
Billy Nala (Billy Mexico x Billy Congo) 11th