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Thomas Whitaker wins HOYS Grade C Qualifier

Thomas Whitaker wins the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier at Hertfordshire County Show

Hertfordshire County Show played host to a British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier on Saturday and it was Thomas Whitaker who gave the winning performance.

With three qualification places available for the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show, the class proved to be a great competition for competitors and spectators alike.

From an initial starting field of fifty-two, just twenty produced a clear round to take their place in the jump off.  

Thomas made the journey from Barnsley, South Yorkshire worthwhile as he rode Ebelina W, a 9 year-old iron grey mare owned by Laura Ritchie Bland straight in to first place. With a close eye on the clock and the competition, this combination delivered a fast and accurate round in 37.45 seconds.

Hertfordshire County Show – Saturday 26th May 2018
Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier
1st Thomas Whitaker & Ebelina W – 0/0 – 37.45 seconds
2nd Michaela Webb & Stellar Skylight – 0/0 – 38.09 seconds
3rd Tracy Priest & Diamants Aurora – 0/0 – 39.37 seconds

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.

The Horse of the Year Show will take place from the 3th – 7th October 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Photo by SMB Photography