Chantelle Duggan and Rumworth Taylors Flight achieved one of every young rider’s dreams when they won the 2010 Blue Chip Junior Newcomers Championship at the Horse of the Year Show.
Rumworth Taylor’s Flight, known to his friends as Flicker, is one of three ponies and three horses owned by the family, who live in Pontefract and this was the biggest success of their career. However Charlotte is no stranger to the limelight, having won the Blue Chip Sapphire Championship at the Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championship with King Mac, where her prize also included Blue Chip Original feed balancer.
Chantelle is trained by her mum Margaret, herself a former show jumper and she rides for three hours every day after school, often in the dark!
Having started her affiliated show jumping career in 2003, Charlotte trust Rumworth Taylors Flight and their quick round against the clock was 2 seconds faster than the second place combination. “Mum told me to just turn him and kick on to the last fence, so I did. We had a perfect stride and he’s a very careful pony, which I think has developed from his experience in the Pony Club.”