The Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) is over and dusted off for another year. The 2022 competition has been hotter than ever in the pony and horse categories, with several combinations claiming their first victories at this prestigious event.
If you couldIf you’re not attending the RIHS, or just want to re-watch the heart-pounding action, then check out these winners who reigned in all classes…
1. Woodbank Smokey Sam
Cheryl Mackintosh’s Connemara has won the M&M Work Hunter Championship after securing the 143cm section for the second time in her career with Kirsty Aird.
2. Woodview Iola
Emma Shepherd led her six-year-old daughter, Lilly-Mae Howard, and their home show pony to the Mini Supreme title.
Robert Walker and Jill Day’s lightweight hunter began their Royal International Horse Show campaign by winning the title of Supreme Hunter, before going through the card to claim the Supreme Horse honour.
4. Toncynffig Echo Beach
Victoria Archer rode her own mare to win the amateur hacks on the final day of the show.
5. Woodview Fiocco
Georgia Kirby rode Susan Kirby’s 19-year-old chestnut gelding to win the Mounted SSADL Championship.
6. Sarisons Heavenly Silk
The 13-year-old mare of Lucy Glover and Sharon Harrison made her way to the large class reserve and partial breed section.
7. Purewell Poppy Lou
The New Forest mare gave her owner/rider Jessica Norris a first win at Hickstead after winning the UPKH amateur final.
8. Noble Ronan
The Royal Windsor champion continued his winning streak for rider Ruby Ward as he jumped atop the working hunter pony.
9. The Retreat of the Monarch
The 20-year-old former show horse of Louise Swallow took the SSADL crown in hand under the guidance of Jessica Regan.
10. Minella’s Rebellion
Katie Dashwood has triumphed in amateur riding with her own ex-racehorse.
11. Ladies Man
Danni Radford’s house gelding, by Tiger Attack, earned the intermediate tricolor on his RIHS debut with Poppy Carter at the helm.
12. Badleybridge AB Fab
Christina Gillett led mare Exmoor and Jessica Frost to the M&M Mini Championship, for breeders Sandy Wooderson and Madeline Haynes.
13. Hortons Happy Go Lucky
Natasha Dolman advanced to a second-place finish to claim the Supreme Amateur Cob Championship aboard heavyweight Clare Blaskey.
14. Good Idea
Robert Walker scored a second show win aboard Zara and Nick Brookes‘ little hunter, who also won the intermediate show hunter class with Zara.
15. Wilder Early Bird
For the second year in a row, Mia Donaldson and her familyThe 13-year-old mare won the supreme titles in half-breed, show pony and general pony.
16. Crescendo KBF
The mare of Michael Cook and Tony Reynolds won the colorful supreme booty for the second time in her career with Jayne Ross.
17. AJA Giuliano
The Arabian gelding lifted the purebred Arabian belt with producer Clare Fitch, who rode for owner Sue Robinson.
18. Crumpwell Harry Potter
Daisy May Allen and the home bred Welsh Section A climbed into the UKPH Young Riders Championship after winning the small breed class.
19. Wardsplace Come what may
The Junior Mounted Color Supreme went to Olivia Taylor and her family mare.
20. Noble Gladiator
Eleanor Hirst picked up a first RIHS Championship win with her own heavyweight work fighter winner.
21. Updated Lostock
Sarah Harrison’s HOYS defending champion did her best to win the Supreme Colored Ponies Championship.
22. Hortons Magnifico
Lauren Cunningham and Justine Armstrong Small’s heavyweight cob won the supreme cob on the final day of the show.
23. Aniar Cashel
The Connemara stallion dominated the supreme ridden M&M with Sandra Burton, five years after his sire won the same title.
24. Secret Royal Rosaphia
The four-year-old miniature triumphed on his Hickstead debut with owner Neville Stamford.
25. Merrycorner Mister Bui
26. Forgeland Hyde Park
Danielle Heath led the great hack to supreme hacking glory.
27. Times Square III
The two-time Windsor champion gave producer Danielle Heath and the Mears family a second RIHS title, this time in the riding horse ranks.
28. Nappa Pericles
Amanda Wilding, her daughter Alyssia Jones and their Dartmoor Nappa Pericles were Pretty Polly’s Heritage Mini-Champions.
29. Pumphill Hall of Fame
The Dartmoor and Molly Millard won Pretty Polly Heritage’s first mounted class.
30. Glenkeeran dances in the depths
Camilla Stowell Davies and her own lightweight won both home-produced and amateur Supreme Hunter tricolors.
31. Carnsdale Let It Be
Floriann Gilston and the In-between won the Pretty Polly Supreme Championship for the second time.
32. Dycott Sparkling Lady
Gemma Pallett and her own Welsh section C mare jumped 133cm M&M working hunter pony glory before taking section reserve.
33. Roseberry Fascinator
The little show riding guy won his class and was booked in the supreme intermediate for Alice Binks and owner Jane Bennison.
34. Spring Water Tactician
Finlay Clay and the Dartmoor, handled by Craig Elenor, were in reserve for the Legacy mini supreme title.
35. Red Warrior
Roanna Hamilton was crowned supreme housebred colored with the traditional gelding.
36. Lord Alexander
Stephen Norris and the 13-year-old gelding led a competitive maxi cob field for owner Elizabeth Bury.
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