A SHOW jumping club enjoyed a day to remember as it qualified for the Horse of the Year show for the first time and earned a top-six national ranking in the process.
The Old Berkeley Hunt North’s senior Prince Philip Cup team claimed top spot in their qualifying meet, and will now compete at the finals in October – which will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
It was a tense competition, with a Warwickshire team snatching the lead by one point going into the last race, the famous Big Sack.
However, the OBH North team chose the perfect time to pull out their best performance to date and clinched victory by five points.
The young team was made up of Bovingdon’s Milly Clements-Moore, sisters Lauren and Chloe Day from Cheshunt, Megan Ridler from Heronsgate, Henry Goldhawk from Bedford, trainer Christine Hern from Bovingdon, and their ponies Rolo, Fizz, Jonsi, Rosie and Scorpio.
It was a turned out to be a superb day for OBH North as not only did the senior team qualify for HOYS, the junior team – trained by Kings Langley duo Sue Williams and Amber Williams – rode brilliantly to finish third and qualify for the prestigious Pony Club Championships in August.