Hickstead showing supremes

By: Horse Deals

Hickstead showing supremes
Jayne Webber and The Philanderer
Record entries and packed rings were in evidence throughout six days of dawn to dusk showing championships at this year’s Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead. And everything came to a crescendo on Sunday when all the section champions came before a panel of judges to select the supreme horse and pony of the show.

The horses were first and, as with so many of the show jumping classes during the week, the best was saved until last. Jayne Webber and the stunning grey riding horse The Philanderer produced a foot-perfect display — judge Tina Fletcher marked it as a perfect 10 — and ended up the winners of the Winston Churchill Trophy by just one point from cob champions Charles le Moignan and Tommy Tucker VII.
The pony supreme went to Abi Boulton’s smart dun worker Pebbly Pipe Dream, who looked the ideal conveyance for a child during a day’s hunting and impressed all three judges to take the Dick Saunders Memorial Trophy.