The Longines Royal International Horse Show, 26th - 30th July 2017

BRAVO  BRASIL!

Words By Stephanie DeWitt   Photography Julian Portch   #hickstead

Watching from the balcony of the President's Box, Nelson Pessoa, three times winner of the Hickstead Derby, had the pleasure of watching his compatriots claim two of the top trophies in this year's competitions.

 

On Nations Cup day the team from Brazil, at their first attempt, romped off with the Edward, Prince of Wales, Trophy, only lowering one pole between them over two rounds.   Then one of the team members, Yuri Mansur jumping the 11 year-old chestnut mare Babylotte on their first visit to Hickstead, claimed the prestigious King George V Gold Trophy after a four-horse jump-off, the only double clear round of the competition.   Earlier in the week Yuri also claimed the Bunn Leisure Vase.

 

It was a battle between two of our top lady riders for the Queen Elizabeth II Cup title.   Of eight in the jump-off, Holly Smith and Quality Old Joker set the standard, but Somerset's Harriet Nuttall on Galway Bay Jed shaved 1.46 seconds off their time to finish in top spot with Holly in second place for the second year running.

 

Now restricted to event riders and held within the confines of the International Arena, the popular MS Amlin Eventers Challenge provided thrills and spills galore.   Aussie Paul Tapner riding Bonza King of Rouges beat Irishman Joseph Murphy on Electric Cruise by less than a second.

Time was of the essence, too, in the Royal International Accumulator where Robert Whitaker aboard the Brendon Stud's stallion Noble Warrior achieved maximum points just two hundredths of a second faster than his nearest rival.

 

Although Jayne Ross and the Lightweight Hunter Time 2 Reflect took the Les and Nadia Edgar Supreme Hunter Championship for the third year running, it was Allister Hood aboard Diamonds Are Forever, the Champion Riding Horse, who won the BHS Supreme Horse title for the seventh time in his career, as well as taking the Reserve Championship with Lady Tyrell's lightweight cob Our Cashel Blue.    And possibly the cutest ever winner of the de la Hey Family Supreme Pony Championship was 5 year-old James Burchell on the bay 6 year-old Seamoor Lady Derby, being led by his father Oliver.

 

And as a fitting finale, Nick Skelton CBE was honoured by the Bunn family with a presentation of superb glassware prior to being driven in a gig round Hickstead's International Arena, the scene of many of his triumphs, by the evergreen Jeff Osborne. 

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Novice Hackney Championship WINNER - AGHADERS LETS UP THE ANTIE Driver - R Carter Owner - R Carter

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Leeman Family Supreme Show Hunter Pony Championship WINNER - WOLFERLOW ESPERANTO Rider - Josephine Ready Owner - Mrs Sarah Ready

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Pure Ridden Arabian Champion - SAMEON MAROUHK Rider - Ben Payne Owner - Ben Hester

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Open Hackney Championship WINNER - BALDWINS A CLASS ACT Driver - Hayley McNeice Owner - Hayley McNeice

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Ponies (UK) Dalkeith Moutain & Moorland Championship WINNER - CATRIONA OF MEGGERNIE Rider - S Dixon Owner - Mrs M Malim

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Bunn Leisure Vase WINNER - Yuri Mansur on INFERNO

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Bunn Leisure Trophy WINNER - Lauren Hough on ADERE

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Les & Nadia Edgar Supreme Hunter Championship WINNER - TIME 2 REFLECT Rider - Jayne Ross Owner - Mrs D Stennett

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

MS Amlin Eventers Challenge WINNER - Paul Tapner on BONZA KING OF ROUGES

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Bunn Leisure International Stakes WINNER - Daniel Coyle on SIMBA DE LA ROQUE

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Saracen Horse Feeds, Supreme Riding Horse Championship WINNER - DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. Rider - Allister Hood Owner - Miss Annabel Jenks

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Charles Owen Supreme Working Hunter Championship WINNER - RED WHY SALUTE Rider - Daniel Carroll Owner - Daniel Carroll

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The FEI Nations Cup of Great Britain presented by Longines WINNERS – Brazil

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The FEI Nations Cup of Great Britain presented by Longines WINNERS – Brazil

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Bunn Leisure Salver WINNER - Nadja Peter Steiner on CELESTE 26

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The BMS Supreme Minature Horse Championship. WINNER - SPOTLIGHTS BO DIDDLY Handler - Alison Parsons Owner - Roger Parsons

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Brereton Supreme Hack Championship WINNER - ELUSIVE Rider - Jo Bates Owner - Suzannah Welby

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Championship WINNERS - Piglet & EEYORE Driven & Owned by Jemma Millman

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Queen Elizabeth II Cup. WINNER - Harriet Nuttall on GALWAY BAYJED

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The David Stennett Small Hunter Championship WINNER - CHANTILLY BOJANGLES Rider - Rob Walker Owner - Kim Colosso

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The British Speed Classic WINNER - Jo Whittaker on LAVARNO

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Royal International Accumulator WINNER - Robert Whitaker on NOBLE WARRIER

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The BSPS Supreme Show Pony Championship WINNER - LITTON ENTERPRISE Rider - Phoebe Price Owner - Joanne Price

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The BHS Supreme Ridden Horse Championship WINNER - DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Rider - Allister Hood Owner - Miss Annabel Jenks

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The De La Hey Family Supreme Pony Championship WINNER - SEAMOUR LADY DERBY Rider - James Burchell Owner - Mandy Burchell-Small

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Nick Skelton Retirement Presentation

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Nick Skelton Retirement Presentation Nick gets a Lap of Honour, courtesy of Jeff Osborne.

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Longines George V Gold Cup WINNER - Yuri Mansur on BABYLOTTE

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

Longines RIHS 2017. By Julian Portch

The Longines George V Gold Cup WINNER - Yuri Mansur on BABYLOTTE

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Sharon Pearl, Jon Zoutewelle, Gabby Kettle and Debbie Zoutewelle Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Debbie Parker and Jackie Pickard Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Jane and Brian Braiden Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Lucy Race, Cath Marsden (The Bride), Sue Coombs, Eleanor Friar, Ceri Roberts, Milly Codling, Ruth Davies, Fiona Marsden, Kate Ide, Jaione Aldecoa, Tina Cameron, Alison Taylor-Beadling, Rasanna Camerford Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Denise Veli, Lisa Sterriker, Marian Bean, Celia Megson, Pam Nelson, Sarah Cuss Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day Winner, Nicole Gauntlett with Callum Lambert from Basingstoke, was actually spotted by our roving fashion student Emily. Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Sarah James, Stephanie Weeks and Angela James Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day Winner, Nicole Gauntlett, between the Judges, show jumper Joe Whitaker and Model Jodie Kidd Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Jodie Kidd and Daisy Bunn. Photo by Emily Tynan

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Ladies Day at Longines RIHS 2017

Winner Nicole Gauntlett being interviewed and photographed by Hickstead Press Team Photo by Emily Tynan