Rosie Walker and Grey Lad V were crowned the winners of the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters in the final class of the day at the British Showjumping National & Academy Championships 2021.
Only eight out of the thirty-three starters managed to battle their way to the jump off, of which just three achieved a double clear.
The combination, who started their career together in May 2020, took the win with an impressively fast time on the clock. Rosie commented: “When we did the first qualifier, I had only ever jumped up to 1.10m, this was my first big competition. I didn’t expect much, so to qualify for HOYS is amazing!”
Having travelled all the way from Norfolk, Rosie’s mum went on to share: “No matter what class he is in he will always try his hardest, he loves his job!”
Izabella Annie Rogers and Queen Star took second place, with Charlotte Louise Bevan and Victory Day II in third.