Winners of the Royal International Horse Show 2022

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  • 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.

    3. Viewpoint

    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

    For the third time, the 15hh competitor obtained the supreme show hunter pony, ridden by Zara Brookes, before lifting the supreme reserve pony.

    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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