Hickstead Derby week is a massive week for our team for many reasons. William is competing in the Derby with two rides this year Billy Diamo whom he joint won the Trial on last year. He is trying for a 5th win being one of only a few 4-time winners, most recently with Billy Buckingham in 2018. It was a very special day for the whole team and just meant that much more being on a Billy-bred Horse, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for more success this year.
Also happening this week which we hope you’ve already heard about and plan on coming to is our Summer Hybrid Auction Showcase on the 24th in the Polo arena at the end of the day, it’ll be a lovely evening set by the Clubhouse so make sure you do come to watch this talented group of horses have a jump. Private viewings will still be available to book if you see something you’d like to try before they sell on the 27th.
As well as both these significant events that are taking place, the team will be busy jumping a large number of rounds with each ridder having multiple horses travelling to Hickstead every day for the National classes. It’s all about great teamwork and organisation on weeks like this and we know we have the best team for the job!
A highlight of results from Bolesworth CSI3* last week:
- Billy Foxtrot – Philip Spivey 1st 1.25m & 5th 1.25m JO
- Billy Disco – George Bateman 3rd 1.15m
- Billy Elsyng – Melissa Garry 4th X2 7YO 1.30m
- Billy Pearl – Philip Spivey 3rd 1.40m & 3rd 1.35m JO
- Billy Tropicana – Isabella Sheader 3rd 1.05m
- Billy Conveyor – Megan Illingworth 4th 1.15m
- Billy Rhodes – Olivia Wrathall 4th 1.05m
- Billy Oasis – George Bateman 6th 7YO 1.35m JO
Lovely to see so many sold Billy’s in the placings!